Fracture and Damage Mechanics V
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
This book, which comprises contributions from researchers in 20 countries, was designed to be a forum within which to promote and exchange the latest experimental and theoretical research work on structural integrity, durability and failure analysis; with the emphasis being placed on fracture and damage mechanics.
The collection covers a wide range of topics: Fracture Mechanics; Fatigue; Failure Analysis; Corrosion; Creep; Non-linear Problems; Dynamic Fracture; Residual Stress; Environmental Effects; Crack Propagation; Repair Techniques; Composite Materials; Ceramics & Polymers; Metallic Materials; Concrete; Probabilistic Aspects; Risk Analysis; Damage Tolerance; Fracture Control; Computational Methods; Microstructural & Micro-mechanical Modelling.
These two volumes therefore constitute an up-to-date overview of the latest developments made in the field of fracture and damage mechanics. It will be essential reading material for anyone having an interest in this key research field.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: Some 326 papers from the September 2006 Fifth International Conference on Fracture and Damage Mechanics, held in Harbin, China, are presented by the editors (of Imperial College London in the UK, the U. of Paderborn in Germany, and Harbin Engineering U. in China). Among the significant topics covered by this conference dedicated to experimental and theoretical research on the role of fracture and damage mechanics in structural integrity, durability, and failure analysis were: fracture mechanics, fatigue, failure analysis, corrosion, creep, non- linear problems, dynamic fracture, residual stress, environmental effects, crack propagation, repair techniques, composite materials, ceramics and polymers, metallic materials, concrete, probabilistic aspects, risk analysis, damage tolerance, fracture control, computational methods, and micro-structural and micro-mechanical modeling. Keynote and invited lectures addressed widespread fatigue damage as an issue for aging and new aircraft, surveillance measurements made to support the integrity of magnox steel reactor pressure vessels, damage mechanisms in polymer matrix composites in extreme environments, and initiation and crack propagation in complex structures considering total value of loading, among other topics.