Dynamic Fracture

Dynamic Fracture

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Dynamic fracture in solids has attracted much attention for over a century from engineers as well as physicists due both to its technological interest and to inherent scientific curiosity. Rapidly applied loads are encountered in a number of technical applications. In some cases such loads might be applied deliberately, as for example in problems of blasting, mining, and comminution or fragmentation; in other cases, such dynamic loads might arise from accidental conditions. Regardless of the origin of the rapid loading, it is necessary to understand the mechanisms and mechanics of fracture under dynamic loading conditions in order to design suitable procedures for assessing the susceptibility to fracture. Quite apart from its repercussions in the area of structural integrity, fundamental scientific curiosity has continued to play a large role in engendering interest in dynamic fracture problems * In-depth coverage of the mechanics, experimental methods, practical applications * Summary of material response of different materials * Discussion of unresolved issues in dynamic fractureThe terrorist attack on Pan Am Boeing 747 over Lockerbie, Scotland in 1988 resulted in significant loss of life; reconstruction ... of material properties are essential for Figure 1.2 Schematic diagram of the fracture patterns on the PanAm 103 747 airplane that was ... Region A identifies the initial blast damage; Fractures 1a€“3 are thought to have propagated as a result of the service pressure inside the cabin.

Title:Dynamic Fracture
Author:K. Ravi-Chandar
Publisher:Elsevier - 2004-10-16


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