Dynamic Failure of Materials

Theory, Experiments and Numerics

  • H. P. Rossmanith
  • A. J. Rosakis

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John Dear, Hugh Macgillivray
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hiroomi Homma, Yasuhiro Kanto, Kohji Tanaka
    Pages 11-25
  4. R. Clos, U. Schreppel, U. Zencker, T. Rahmel, K. Klenk, U. Mayer
    Pages 26-41
  5. Thomas Varga, Günther Schneeweiss
    Pages 57-72
  6. Jacques Cagnoux, Antonio Cosculluela
    Pages 73-84
  7. S.J. Burns, S. M. Gracewski, N. Vakil, A. R. Basu
    Pages 114-126
  8. H. P. Rossmanith, R. E. Knasmillner
    Pages 127-138
  9. Vladimir Belyaev, Oleg Naimark
    Pages 139-150
  10. H. P. Rossmanith, R. E. Knasmillner
    Pages 151-181
  11. Ares J. Rosakis, Sridhar Krishnaswamy, Hareesh V. Tippur
    Pages 182-203
  12. T. Nishioka, R. Murakami, T. Murakami, K. Sakakura
    Pages 232-247
  13. H. P. Rossmanith, R. E. Knasmillner
    Pages 260-272
  14. Andrzej Neimitz, Zbigniew Lis
    Pages 362-377
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 397-397

About this book


The rapid pace of current developments in the theoretical, analytical, numerical and experimental fields of dynamic failure of materials called for an international seminar of workshop style aimed at improving the finding and understanding of solutions to the basic physical processes involved in dynamic failure. The Vienna Seminar DFM-l was held at the Technical University Vienna in the historic administration building in the city center under the auspices of the university. More than 30 international experts from all over the world followed the invitation to participate at this seminar. High in the list of priorities was the common desire for ample time for discussions after each technical presenta­ tion, a fact and a chance frequently made overextensive use of during the seminar. Thus, opportunity was given to the seminar participants to present and expose ideas and results of their original research work, either terminated, ongoing, proposed or conceived and intended, to an international forum of experts for critical discussions, evaluation and appraisal. The technical program included dynamic failure of polymers and steel, numerical modelling of fracture processes, experimental techniques and analytical/numerical investigation of crack/wave interaction problems. The scope of the contributions stretched from implementation of advanced mathematical techniques in the theoretical developments to most direct applications in various fields of engineering practice. Papers published in this volume represent revised, updated and expanded versions of the seminar contributions.


Velocity Impact ceramics mechanics micromechanics modeling numerics polymer polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • H. P. Rossmanith
    • 1
  • A. J. Rosakis
    • 2
  1. 1.Technical University of ViennaViennaAustria
  2. 2.California Institute of TechnologyPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-85166-665-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3652-5
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