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Title:Relatively unexplored aspects of fracture mechanics
Author(s):Irwin, George R.
Subject(s):Fracture Mechanics
Abstract:The lectures summarized here were devoted to certain fields where the expected impact of fracture mechanics is large yet the advantages of the new viewpoint remain largely unexploited. The relatively new fields discussed are: (1) cracking due to stress plus chemical environment and/or fatigue, (2) cracking of composites such as concrete, rocks, and soils, (3) separation of adhesive joints. Discussions of three additional topics, not new, were added because additional progress in these fields is essential to advancement of fracture research. These are: (4) effects of strain rate and temperature, (5) influence of flaws upon fracture strength when represented statistically, (6) a possible rate theory basis for fracturing. This material formed the basis for three lectures, the final set of a group of nine, given in the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics during 1961. The support from Ford Foundation funds is gratefully acknowledged.
Issue Date:1963-02
Publisher:Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. College of Engineering. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Series/Report:TAM R 240
Genre:Technical Report
Rights Information:Copyright 1963 Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-11-04

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