This book contains 15 fully peer-reviewed Invited Papers which were presented at the 13th Biennial European Conference on Fracture and is a companion to the CD-ROM http://www.elsevier.com/locate/isbn/008043701xProceedings. The organisers of the ECF 13 opted from the very beginning for an application-orientated conference, and consequently, this book contributes to the understanding of fracture phenomena, and disseminates fracture concepts and their application to the solution of engineering problems to practitioners in a wide range of fields. The fields covered in this book can be broadly classified into: elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, fracture dynamics, fatigue and interactive processes, failure, structural integrity, coatings and materials, with applications to the following industrial sectors: transport, aerospace engineering, civil engineering, pipelines and automotive engineering.211 FATIGUE AND FRACTURE OF STEEL BRIDGES PEDRO ALBRECHT Department of Civil Engineering, ... USA WILLIAM WRIGHT Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center, Federal Highway Administration 6300 Georgetown ... INTRODUCTION By the year 1985 there ... The brittle fracture occurred at a very small 3 mm deep by 7 mm long part-through crack in the net section of an eyebar head.
|Title||:||Fracture Mechanics: Applications and Challenges|
|Author||:||M. Fuentes, M. Elices, A. Martín-Meizoso, J.-M. Martínez-Esnaola|
|Publisher||:||Elsevier - 2000-09-13|