Introdutory Lectures

  • J. R. Willis
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 331)


This first section provides a reminder — for those that need it — of basic notions of deformation and stress, relevant to all materials. A wide variety of notations is in current use; here, the arbitrary choice has been made to follow, at least initially, that used in the book by Ogden (1984).


Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanic Fracture Process Zone Reference Configuration Divergence Theorem Traction Boundary Condition 
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  • J. R. Willis
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  1. 1.University of BathBathUK

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