By Zhi-He Jin (auth.), David Y. Gao, Ray W. Ogden (eds.)

As any human task wishes pursuits, mathematical learn wishes difficulties -David Hilbert Mechanics is the paradise of mathematical sciences -Leonardo da Vinci Mechanics and arithmetic were complementary companions on account that Newton's time and the heritage of technology indicates a lot facts of the ben eficial impression of those disciplines on one another. pushed by means of more and more problematic glossy technological purposes the symbiotic courting among arithmetic and mechanics is constantly transforming into. even though, the more and more huge variety of professional journals has generated a du ality hole among the 2 companions, and this hole is turning out to be wider. Advances in Mechanics and arithmetic (AMMA) is meant to bridge the space by way of offering multi-disciplinary guides which fall into the 2 following complementary different types: 1. An annual ebook devoted to the newest advancements in mechanics and arithmetic; 2. Monographs, complex textbooks, handbooks, edited vol umes and chosen convention complaints. The AMMA annual publication publishes invited and contributed compre hensive experiences, examine and survey articles in the large quarter of recent mechanics and utilized arithmetic. Mechanics is known right here within the so much normal feel of the observe, and is taken to embody correct actual and organic phenomena regarding electromagnetic, thermal and quantum results and biomechanics, in addition to normal dy namical platforms. in particular inspired are articles on mathematical and computational types and techniques in line with mechanics and their interactions with different fields. All contributions may be reviewed which will warrantly the top attainable clinical standards.

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E!. ) t/2 F v v + 8x E 8x + 8y E 8y + E v . 5) For a model I crack, at a radial distance r from the crack tip, 82 F 8x a 8xf3 rv KJ v'27rr to within an angular multiplier of order unity. This singularity is due to the first term in Eq. 5). Neglecting gradients of Poisson's ratio, the dominance of this first term over other terms involving modulus gradients in Eqs. 6) The above condition indicates that the size of the K -dominance zone decreases with increasing magnitude of modulus gradients. The K -dominance zone becomes vanishingly small for a crack located in a nearly sharp interface region where the modulus gradients are extremely steep.

Further work is needed to understand the failure mechanisms in FGMs. 3 Residual Strength Residual strength is an important concept in damage tolerance design of structural components. The residual strength of a cracked structure is defined as the maximum strength of the structure during the crack growth. The residual strength behavior closely relates to the crack 36 ADVANCES IN MECHANICS AND MATHEMATICS 120 -. S ~ ~ I j II, 2003 100 -Rule of mix_ - - -Crlct-lJrid&iq. 1 80 -·_··CIKk·bridIi.... 2 -"'~ 60 A (" .

8) are satisfied with the above stresses. 16) For plane strain, E and v in the above equation should be replaced by E/(1 - v 2) and v/(1 - v), respectively. 13). -. ) \7 2P + (,82 _ v,,/2) f)2 P ax ax 2 ay a2 p a2 p +2(1 + v),8,,/ axay + ("/2 - v,82) ay2 = 0. 3 Effective Elastic Properties In the conventional micromechanics/continuum framework, the elastic properties of an FGM are evaluated using conventional micromechanics models for macroscopically homogeneous composites, which include models of self-consistent type and Mori-Tanaka type.