Provides overviews of the major developments in fracture mechanics and associated applications over the past 20 years, and highlights directions for future developments and applications. 6 major sections include: Analytical Fracture Mechanics Nonlinear and Time Dependent Fracture Mechanics Microstructure and Micro mechanical Modeling Fatigue Crack Propagation Environmentally Ass
Covers fatigue crack closure from materials characterization to practical application in industry. Peer reviewed papers provide information and experiences on new crack-closure measurement techniques, advanced crack-closure analysis methods, and practical applications of the crack-closure concept to predict crack-propagation lives of aerospace and automotive components under complex load histories.
This publication presents research data covering corrosion and fracture mechanics of metals, primarily steel, aluminum, and titanium. The papers presented are primarily research in nature although several papers deal with application technology. The papers address: mechanics and basic metal characteristics, the effects of the environments of metals and crack initiation and propagation, engineering design considerations, and electrochemical con
The development of various new high-strength alloys and the broadening range of their applications, particularly in aerospace and in cryogenics, has brought about increased emphasis on the study of fracture characteristics. As a result, the technology of testing for fracture toughness and crack propagation has grown rapidly in recent years. So, too, has understanding of how to apply this testing technology to design problems such as selection