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Dynamic Failure Mechanics

Rosakis, Ares J. and Ravichandran, G. (2000) Dynamic Failure Mechanics. International Journal of Solids and Structures, 37 (1-2). pp. 331-348. ISSN 0020-7683. doi:10.1016/S0020-7683(99)00097-9.

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Advances in computing as well as measurement instrumentation have recently allowed for the investigation of a wider spectrum of physical phenomena in dynamic failure than previously possible. The current status and potential topics for research in dynamic failure mechanics are described in this article. These include basic research in dynamic crack initiation and growth in brittle materials, elastic–plastic solids, heterogeneous solids, such as layered materials and composites, and adiabatic shear banding in ductile materials. Research that would benefit and advance practical applications such as aircraft hardening, micrometeorite impact shielding and high speed machining is also outlined. For each of the topics, research needs in terms of theory, numerical simulation and validation as well as experimentation are described.

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Additional Information:© 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. The authors would like to acknowledge the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research Office, the Department of Energy, and the National Science Foundation for their support of past and ongoing research on Dynamic Failure Mechanics at Caltech.
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Subject Keywords:Dynamic failure; Crack initiation; Crack growth; Adiabatic shear banding; Elastic–plastic fracture; Layered materials; Composites; Applications
Issue or Number:1-2
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Official Citation:Ares J. Rosakis, G. Ravichandran, Dynamic failure mechanics, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Volume 37, Issues 1–2, January 2000, Pages 331-348, ISSN 0020-7683, (
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