Synopses & Reviews
Material technology has become so diversified in theories and the construction of novel microstructures that the researchers and practitioners are drifting further apart. This book is based on material presented at an International Symposium in Xanthi, Greece in July 1989. The symposium attracted a group of individual engineers and scientists from the East and West who tackled the question of why particular manipulations of a given material have particular effects. Emphasis is laid on the strain energy function because of the versatile role it plays in mechanics and physics. It has been used successfully not only in predicting the failure of solids but also in formulating constitutive relations in continuum mechanics. The material presented falls within the areas of: Fundamentals of Strain Energy Density, Damage Analysis on Strain Energy Density, Strain Energy Density as Failure Criterion, Applications, and Composites.
Based on an international symposium which tackled the question of why particular manipulations of a given material have particular effects. Emphasis is laid on the strain energy function because of the versatile role it plays in mechanics and physics.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Editors' preface. 1.
Synchronization of thermal and mechanical disturbances in uniaxial specimens; G.C. Sih. 2.
Thoughts on energy density, fracture and thermal emission; R. Jones, M. Heller, L. Molent. 3.
Effects of fillers on fracture performance of thermoplastics: strain energy density criterion; T. Vu-Khanh, B. Fisa, J. Denault. 4.
Strain energy density criterion applied to characterize damage in metal alloys; V.S. Ivanova. 5.
Local and global instability in fracture mechanics; A. Carpinteri. 6.
A strain-rate dependent model for crack growth; G.E. Papakaliatakis, E.E. Gdoutos, E. Tzanaki. 7.
Extrusion of metal bars through different shape die: damage evaluation by energy density theory; J. Lovas. 8.
Failure of a plate containing a partially bonded rigid fiber inclusion; E.E. Gdoutos, M.A. Kattis. 9.
Crack growth rate sensitive solids; O.A. Bukharis, L.V. Nikitin. 10.
Strain energy density criterion applied to mixed-mode cracking dominated by in-plane shear; K.-F. Fischer. 11.
Group-averaging methods for generating constitutive equations; M.M. Smith, G.F. Smith. 12.
A dislocation theory based on volume-to-surface ratio: fracture behavior of metals; C.W. Lung, L.Y. Xiong, S. Liu. 13.
The effect of microcracks on energy density; N. Laws. 14.
Convex energy functions for two-sided solutions bounds in elastomechanics; A.A. Liolios.
Author index. Subject index.