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Failure Mechanics—Part III: A Call to Service With Solid Mechanics

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Richard M. Christensen

Professor Research Emeritus
Aeronautics and Astronautics Department,
Stanford University,
Stanford, CA 94305
e-mail: christensen@stanford.edu

This paper is Part III in a series. Part I (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part 1: The Coordination Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J. Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001) and Part II (Christensen, 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties for all Isotropic Materials,” ASME J. Appl, Mech., 81(11), p. 111001–1).

Contributed by the Applied Mechanics Division of ASME for publication in the JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS. Manuscript received February 10, 2015; final manuscript received February 12, 2015; published online February 25, 2015. Editor: Yonggang Huang.

J. Appl. Mech 82(4), 041001 (Apr 01, 2015) (2 pages) Paper No: JAM-15-1077; doi: 10.1115/1.4029829 History: Received February 10, 2015; Revised February 12, 2015; Online February 25, 2015

The case is made for the present and future revitalization of the discipline of materials failure, including needed educational reforms.

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Christensen, R. M., 2013, The Theory of Materials Failure, Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
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Rice, J. R., 1968, “A Path Independent Integral and the Approximate Analysis of Strain Concentration by Notches and Cracks,” ASME J. Appl. Mech., 35(2), pp. 379–386. [CrossRef]
Christensen, R. M., 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part I: The Coordination Between Elasticity Theory and Failure Theory for All Isotropic Materials,” ASME J. Appl. Mech., 81(8), p. 081001. [CrossRef]
Christensen, R. M., 2014, “Failure Mechanics—Part II: The Central and Decisive Role of Graphene in Defining the Elastic and Failure Properties for All Isotropic Materials,” ASME J. Appl. Mech., 81(11), p. 111001. [CrossRef]

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