PROBAMAT-21st Century: Probabilities and Materials

Tests, Models and Applications for the 21st Century

  • George N. Frantziskonis

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASHT, volume 46)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Contributions

    1. Material structure, description and applications

    2. Scaling, fracture and applications

    3. Structures and structural components

    4. Numerics, simulation techniques and design processes

      1. F. Bontempi, F. Casciati
        Pages 347-366

About this book


There are numerous technological materials - such as metals, polymers, ceramics, concrete, and many others - that vary in properties and serviceability. However, the almost universal common theme to most real materials is that their properties depend on the scale at which the analysis or observation takes place and at each scale "probabilities" play an important role. Here the word "probabilities" is used in a wider than the classical sense. In order to increase the efficiency and serviceability of these materials, researchers from NATO, CP and other countries were brought together to exchange knowledge and develop avenues for progress and applications in the st 21 century. The workshop began by reviewing progress in the subject area over the past few years and by identifying key questions that remain open. One point was how to observe/measure material properties at different scales and whether a probabilistic approach, at each scale, was always applicable and advantageous. The wide range of materials, from wood to advanced metals and from concrete to complex advanced composites, and the diversity of applications, e.g. fatigue, fracture, deformation, etc., were recognized as "obstacles" in identifying a "universal" approach.


ceramics composite fatigue granular media materials science modeling nonlinear dynamics numerics

Editors and affiliations

  • George N. Frantziskonis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Civil Engineering and Engineering MechanicsUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6196-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5216-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1388-6576
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