IUTAM Symposium on Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-Homogeneous Materials

Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Cardiff, U.K., 18–22 June 2001

  • B. L. Karihaloo

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 97)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Dai-Heng Chen, Kuniharu Ushijima
    Pages 19-23
  3. Y. Estrin, A. V. Dyskin, A. J. Kanel-Belov, E. Pasternak
    Pages 51-55
  4. A. V. Dyskin
    Pages 73-82
  5. M. Davydova
    Pages 83-87
  6. A. Feraille-Fresnet, A. Ehrlacher
    Pages 89-93
  7. H.-B. Mühlhaus, L. Moresi, F. Dufour, B. Hobbs
    Pages 105-115
  8. E. Pasternak, H.-B. Mühlhaus, A. V. Dyskin
    Pages 127-131
  9. Leonid N. Germanovich, Rajesh A. Chanpura
    Pages 133-142
  10. D. A. Scarth, E. Smith
    Pages 155-165

About these proceedings


This volume constitutes the Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on "Analytical and Computational Fracture Mechanics of Non-homogeneous Materials", held in Cardiff from 18th to 22nd June 2001. The Symposium was convened to address and place on record topical issues in analytical and computational aspects of the fracture of non-homogeneous materials as they are approached by specialists in mechanics, materials science and related fields. The expertise represented in the Symposium was accordingly very wide, and many of the world's greatest authorities in their respective fields participated. Given the extensive range and scale of non-homogeneous materials, it had to be focussed to enhance the quality and impact of the Symposium. The range of non-homogeneous materials was limited to those that are inhomogeneous at the macroscopic level and/or exhibit strain softening. The issues of micro to macro scaling were not excluded even within this restricted range which covered materials such as rock, concrete, ceramics and composites on the one hand, and, on the other, those metallic materials whose ductile fracture is strongly influenced by the presence of inhomogeneities. The Symposium remained focussed on fundamental research issues of practical significance. These issues have many common features among seemingly disparate non-homogeneous materials.


Analysis Transformation alloy ceramics crystal fracture mechanics mechanics model modeling polymer simulation stability

Editors and affiliations

  • B. L. Karihaloo
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringCardiff UniversityCardiffUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-0081-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5977-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-0081-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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