Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics

Volume 7 Composites, Impact, Statistics, and High-Temperature Phenomena

  • R. C. Bradt
  • A. G. Evans
  • D. P. H. Hasselman
  • F. F. Lange

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. M. Gomina, J. L. Chermant, F. Osterstock, G. Bernhart, J. Mace
    Pages 17-32
  3. R. L. Stewart, K. Chyung, M. P. Taylor, R. F. Cooper
    Pages 33-51
  4. Carl Cm. Wu, David Lewis, Karl R. McKinney
    Pages 53-60
  5. P. F. Becher, T. N. Tiegs, J. C. Ogle, W. H. Warwick
    Pages 61-73
  6. N. Claussen, K.-L. Weisskopf, M. Rühle
    Pages 75-86
  7. K. Niihara, A. Nakahira, T. Uchiyama, T. Hirai
    Pages 103-116
  8. J. Homeny, D. Lewis, R. W. Rice, T. Garino
    Pages 117-126
  9. E. P. Chen, L. M. Taylor
    Pages 175-186
  10. B. M. Liaw, A. S. Kobayashi, A. F. Emery, J. J. Du
    Pages 187-196
  11. M. M. Abou-el-leil, Frank A. Camaratta, Rocco R. DiGenova
    Pages 197-209
  12. Thomas H. Service, John E. Ritter
    Pages 255-264
  13. D. Munz, O. Rosenfelder, K. Goebbels, H. Reiter
    Pages 265-283
  14. J. Lankford, K. S. Chan, R. A. Page
    Pages 327-347
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 357-367

About this book


These volumes, 7 and 8, of Fracture Mechanics of Ceramics constitute the proceedings of an international symposium on the fracture mechanics of ceramic materials held at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia on June 19, 20 and 21, 1985. These proceedings constitute the fourth pair of volumes of a continuing series of conferences. The theme of this conference, as the previous three, focused on the mechanical behavior of ceramic materials in terms of the characteristics of cracks, particularly the roles which they assume in the fracture process. The 78 contributed papers by over 100 authors and co-authors represent the current state of the field. They address many of the theoretical and practical problems of interest to those concerned with brittle fracture. The program chairmen gratefully acknowledge the financial assistance for the Symposium provided by the EXXON Foundation, the Army Research Office, the Natio~al Science Foundation, and the Office of Naval Research. Without their support, this conference simply would not have been possible. The suggestions of Drs. J. C. Hurt, R. C. Pohanka, and L. Toth were particularly helpful in assuring the success of this symposium. Special appreciation is extended to Professor J. I. Robertson, C. P. Miles Professor of History. whose presentation following the banquet on the American Civil War was very well received by the audience. Finally, we wish to also thank our joint secretaries, especially Karen Snider, for their patience and help in finally bringing these proceedings to press.


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Editors and affiliations

  • R. C. Bradt
    • 1
  • A. G. Evans
    • 2
  • D. P. H. Hasselman
    • 3
  • F. F. Lange
    • 4
  1. 1.College of EngineeringUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA
  2. 2.Department of Materials and Mineral EngineeringUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA
  3. 3.Department of Materials EngineeringVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA
  4. 4.Rockwell InternationalScience CenterThousand OaksUSA

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