Provides overviews of the major developments in fracture mechanics and associated applications over the past 20 years, and highlights directions for future developments and applications. 6 major sections include:
Analytical Fracture Mechanics
Nonlinear and Time Dependent Fracture Mechanics
Microstructure and Micro mechanical Modeling
Fatigue Crack Propagation
Environmentally Assisted Cracking
Fracture Mechanics of Nonmetals and New Frontiers.