Accession Number:

ADA370218

Title:

Symposium on Fracture and the Ductile-Brittle Transition: Theory, Modeling, and Experiment. Volume 539

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Nov 98-30 Sep 99

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY WARRENDALE PA

Report Date:

1999-09-30

Pagination or Media Count:

329.0

Abstract:

This volume contains papers presented at the 1998 MRS Fall Meeting in Boston, Massachusetts, In Symposium M, entitled Fracture and Ductile vs. Brittle Behavior-Theory, Modeling and Experiment. The symposium brought together the many communities that investigate the fundamentals of fracture, with special emphasis on the ductilebrittle transition across a broad spectrum of material classes, fracture at interfaces, and modeling fracture over various length scales. Theoretical techniques discussed ranged from first principles electronic structure theory to atomistic simulation to mesoscale and continuum theories, along with studies of fractals and scaling in fracture. Experimental and theoretical talks were interspersed throughout all sessions, rather than being segregated. The symposium was generously supported by the Office of Naval Research, the Army Research office, the Air force office of Scientific Research, and the Center for Theoretical Computational Materials Science at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The organizers would like to offer our personal thanks to Dr. Brian Sanders and Dr. Ozden Ochoa of AFOSR, Dr. Peter Reynolds of ONR and Dr. Sharon Glotzer and Dr. Jim Warren of CTCMSNIST for their role in encouraging excellence fracture research.

Subject Categories:

  • Properties of Metals and Alloys

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE