Fracture Control Blasting

  • William L. Fourney
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 275)


The information that I will present in this publication will describe for the most part results obtained from research projects conducted in the Photomechanics Laboratory at the University of Maryland over the past twelve years. The work has been accomplished by the author in conjunction with Drs. J.W. Dally, D.B. Barker, D.C. Holloway and Mr. Anders Ladegaard-Pedersen (Swedish Detonics Research Foundation). The research work was dynamic in nature and involved the application of dynamic photoelasticity, dynamic holography, or high speed photography.


Fracture Toughness Stress Intensity Factor Crack Initiation Stress Wave Fringe Pattern 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1983

Authors and Affiliations

  • William L. Fourney
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  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering College of EngineeringUniversity of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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