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Advances in Structural Integrity

Proceedings of SICE 2016

  • Includes selected technical papers presented at the First Structural Integrity Conference and Exhibition (SICE-2016) held at Bangalore on during July 4-6, 2016

  • Presents state-of-the-art literature on the subject of structural integrity and life prediction

  • Covers applications to various time and safety critical domains, such as aerospace, power plants, civil structures, and mechanical components

  • Brings together findings from top international researchers”

  • Includes supplementary material:

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Table of contents (57 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Aerospace

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 13-13
    2. Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Fuselage Structural Joints with Cracks

      • H. Ramesha, N. C. Mahendra Babu, H. V. Lakshminarayana
      Pages 15-26
    3. Fatigue Life Estimation of Typical Fighter Aircraft Main Landing Gear Using Finite Element Analysis

      • T. Sivaranjani, D. V. T. G. Pavan Kumar, C. M. Manjunatha, M. Manjuprasad
      Pages 39-52
    4. Premature Fatigue Failures in the Hot Zone of Low Pressure Turbine Rotor (LPTR) Blades of Aero-Engine

      • M. Madan, R. Bharathanatha Reddy, K. Raghavendra, M. Sujata, S. K. Bhaumik
      Pages 65-76
    5. Fatigue Life Prediction of Composite Airframe Panel

      • P. K. Sahoo, Shriram Gujar, M. Manjuprasad
      Pages 77-91
    6. Integrity Evaluation of Feature Level Test Specimen of an Aircraft Primary Composite Structure

      • S. Venkatesh, S. C. Lakshminarayana, Byji Varughese
      Pages 93-101
    7. A Study on the Effect of Crack Stopper for Enhanced Damage Tolerance Behavior of a Fuselage Stiffened Panel

      • G. Akshitha, A. Shailesh Rao, N. Srinivasan, M. Mohan Kumar
      Pages 103-115
    8. Failure Analysis of a Squirrel Cage Bearing of a Gas Turbine Engine

      • Swati Biswas, Jivan Kumar, V. N. Satishkumar, S. N. Narendra Babu
      Pages 117-125
  3. Civil Structures

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 127-127
    2. On-line Deformation Monitoring of Building Estate Above Mining

      • R. Tsvetkov, Igor Shardakov, A. Shestakov, V. Yepin
      Pages 129-135
    3. Mechanical Properties of Nano Concrete

      • Ajaysinh R. Vaghela, Gaurang R. Vesmawala
      Pages 137-145
    4. Fracture Analysis and Remaining Life Assessment of Ultra High Strength Concrete Beams

      • A. Ramachandra Murthy, N. R. Iyer, B. K. Raghu Prasad
      Pages 157-165
  4. Composites

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 167-167
    2. Rupture in Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm

      • Qusay Alfaori, Ashok Saxena, Hanna Jensen, Morten Jensen
      Pages 169-181

About this book

This book includes selected technical papers presented at the First Structural Integrity Conference and Exhibition (SICE-2016). The papers, by eminent scientists and academicians working in the areas of structural integrity, life prediction, and condition monitoring, are classified under the domains of: aerospace, fracture mechanics, fatigue, creep-fatigue interactions, civil structures, experimental techniques, computation mechanics, polymer and metal matrix composites, life prediction, mechanical design, energy and transport, bio-engineering, structural health monitoring, nondestructive testing, failure analysis, materials processing, stress corrosion cracking, reliability and risk analysis. The contents of this volume will be useful to researchers, students and practicing engineers alike. 


  • Structural Integrity
  • Fatigue and Fracture
  • Life Prediction
  • Structural Health and Condition Monitoring
  • Aerospace, Mechanical structures
  • Civil structures
  • Bio-materials
  • Failure Analysis
  • Experimental methods
  • Computation Mechanics
  • SICE 2016
  • quality control, reliability, safety and risk

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India

    Raghu Prakash

  • Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India

    Vikram Jayaram

  • Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, USA

    Ashok Saxena

About the editors

Dr. Raghu V. Prakash, currently Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Madras specializes in the areas of fatigue, fracture of materials (metals, composites, hybrids), structural integrity assessment, remaining life prediction of critical components used in Transportation, Energy sectors, apart from new product design. He has more than twenty five years of professional experience in the field of fatigue and fracture and has more than 80 Journal, Book Chapter publications and 100 Conference publications and edited 2 book volumes. He has developed test systems for use in academia, R&D and industry during his tenure as Technical Director at BiSS Research, Bangalore and teaches courses relating to Fracture Mechanics, Design with Advanced Materials, Product Design, DFMA at IIT Madras. He is a voting rights member of ASTM International (Technical Committees, D-30, E-08 and E-28) and has won several pr

estigious awards (Binani Gold Medal, Indian Institute of Metals), scholarships and Erasmus-Mundus Fellowships. He is the recipient of Distinguished Fellow of ICCES 2015. Dr. Prakash received his Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Guindy, Madras in First Class with Distinction. He obtained his Master’s degree (by Research) and Ph.D. from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He is a member of several technical societies (Indian Structural Integrity Society, Society for Failure Analysis, Indian Institute of Metals to name a few).

Vikram Jayaram is Chair of the Division of Mechanical Sciences and Professor in Materials Engineering at Indian Institute of Science. He received his PhD in Materials Science & Engineering from Stanford University in 1985 and his Bachelor’s in Natural Sciences from Cambridge Universi

ty in 1978. Dr. Jayaram’s current research covers the mechanical behavior and testing of systems at small length scales, including fracture and creep. He also works on the low temperature processing of ceramic composites. Earlier, he has worked on the non-equilibrium processing of ceramics and the fabrication of ceramic metal composites through infiltration methods. He is an elected fellow of all the major science and engineering academies in India, Indian Institute of Metals and of the American Ceramic Society. He is a recipient of the JC Bose Fellowship of Department of Science & Technology of Government of India and has authored over 150 publications.

Dr. Ashok Saxena most recently (until January 3, 2017) served as the Provost and Vice-Chancellor of Academic Affairs at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. His current position is Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Dean Emeritus.

He also served as the Dean of Engineering and the Raymond and Irma Giffels’ Chair at the University of Arkansas.  Dr. Saxena previously held the position of Regents’ Professor and Chair of the School of Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta and was a Fellow Scientist at the Westinghouse Research and Development Center in Pittsburgh. He also served as the Vice Chancellor of Galgotias University in India for a two-year period between 2012-2014. Dr. Saxena received his MS and PhD degrees from University of Cincinnati in 1972 and 1974, respectively in Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering and his B. Tech degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur in 1970 in Mechanical Engineering.  Dr. Saxena’s area of research is mechanical behavior of materials focusing on linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics and fracture in materials at high temperatures under the conditions of creep and creep-fatigue. He is the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions that include the George Irwin Medal (1992) from the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) for his pioneering contributions to creep fracture mechanics, the ASTM Award of Merit and Fellow (1994), Fellow of ASM International (1996), Fellow of International Congress on Fracture (2009), Georgia Tech Outstanding Research Author Award (1993). He is a recipient of the Wohler Fatigue Medal from the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) in 2010, the Paris Gold Medal from the international Congress of Fracture (2017), and is an elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences (2016). He is the author/co-author/editor of eight books and over 250 research publications.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Advances in Structural Integrity

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of SICE 2016

  • Editors: Raghu Prakash, Vikram Jayaram, Ashok Saxena

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-10-7196-6

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-13-5603-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-10-7197-3

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVII, 702

  • Number of Illustrations: 224 b/w illustrations, 244 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Multibody Systems and Mechanical Vibrations, Solid Mechanics, Security Science and Technology

Buying options

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  • ISBN: 978-981-10-7197-3
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  • Readable on all devices
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Softcover Book USD 279.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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