Inelastic Deformation of Composite Materials

IUTAM Symposium, Troy, New York, May 29 – June 1, 1990

  • George J. Dvorak

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Interfaces I

  3. Interfaces II

  4. Damage

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. A. Dollar, P. S. Steif
      Pages 115-124
    3. Zhanjun Gao, Toshio Mura
      Pages 125-145
  5. Inelastic Behavior I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. R. Dendievel, G. Bonnet, J. R. Willis
      Pages 175-192
  6. Inelastic Behavior II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 233-233
    2. N. A. Fleck, B. Budiansky
      Pages 235-273
    3. George J. Dvorak, Yehia A. Bahei-El-Din, Rahul S. Shah, Himanshu Nigam
      Pages 283-306

About these proceedings


Polymer composites were introduced for the aerospace industry as light, strong, stiff materials, and adopted by the construction and automobile industries, among others. Meanwhile, composite materials have been introduced to fulfill the uses that these conventional materials could not, such as in extreme environments. The research for new composites includes not only new polymer systems, but metals, ceramics and intermetallic systems as well. This volume contains a selection of recent work by leading researchers in micromechanics on the topics of prediction of overall properties of elastic, perfectly bonded systems, problems associated with inelastic deformation of the phase, debonding at interfaces and growth of distributed damage. Many familiar aspects of mechanical behavior, such as fatigue, fracture, strength and buckling, etc. have been reexamined and adapted for these new systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • George J. Dvorak
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering Center for Composite Materials and StructuresRensselaer Polytechnic InstituteTroyUSA

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
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  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-9111-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4613-9109-8
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