Microstructure Lectures


Ronald D. Kriz, Associate Professor
Engineering Science and Mechanics
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061

One Page Format

Table of Contents:

  1. Introduction
  2. Cracks: Atomistic - at Interfaces - in a Continuum
  3. Cracks Near Interfaces Between Dissimilar Isotropic Materials
  4. Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Anisotropic Laminates
  5. Laminate Singularities Caused by Anisotropy: "Free-Edge Problem"
  6. Laminate Singularities Caused by Ply Cracks
  7. Cracks Near Interfaces Between Dissimilar Anisotropic Materials

    ------ Extension to a Homogeneous Continuum ------

  8. Cracks in Homogeneous Isotropic Materials
  9. Cracks in Homogeneous Anisotropic Materials
  10. Wave Propagation in Homogeneous Isotropic/Anisotropic Materials
  11. References

Course content in this section: email Dr. Ron Kriz
Created November 1997 / Modified June 16, 2001