Advances in Failure Mechanisms in Brittle Materials: Presented at the 1996 Asme International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November ... 1996, Atlanta, Georgia (MD (Series), V. 75.)

The 13 papers provide theoretical, computational, and experimental perspectives on the initiation and growth of micro- cracks in the high strength materials and composites that are increasingly used in structures and machine components. Among the materials they consider are polymeric composites, rei