Reflections on Contributions to Deformation and Fracture

  • F. A. McClintock


These reflections are based on some of my publications over the years, mostly in the fields of deformation and fracture. My apologies to those co-authors whose work I have omitted. To them and to others whose work is mentioned, I am deeply indebted for inspiration, discussion, dedication, and often tedious work. In the end, I hope these associates have shared the thrill of new-found insight that may be of service to engineers. Needless to say, I am also deeply indebted to the many colleagues in the field, whose findings have often been greater, and with whom discussion have been exciting and instructive. Finally, the essential support of this work by many agencies over the years is very much appreciated. The topics are in order of their first major publication.


Stress Intensity Factor Plastic Zone Crack Growth Rate Fatigue Crack Growth Ductile Fracture 
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