Editorial.- ICF11 Official speeches.- Fractal analysis and synthesis of fracture surface roughness and related forms of complexity and disorder.- Scaling phenomena in fatigue and fracture.- ICF contribution to fracture research in the second half of the 20th century.- Inverse analyses in fracture mechanics.- Nanoprobing fracture length scales.- Application of fracture mechanics concepts to hierarchical biomechanics of bone and bone-like materials.- Development of the local approach to fracture over the past 25 years: Theory and applications.- The effect of hydrogen on fatigue properties of metals used for fuel cell system.- A cohesive zone global energy analysis of an impact loaded bi-material strip in shear.- Laboratory earthquakes.- Electromigration failure of metal lines.- Modern domain-based discretization methods for damage and fracture.
This book is a spin-off from the International Journal of Fracture and collects lectures and papers presented at the 11th International Conference on Fracture (ICF11), March 20-25, 2005. Included in this volume are introductory addresses, as well as remarks on the presentation of honorary degrees. A collection of papers follows, including presentations by such eminent scientists as B.B. Mandelbrot, G.I. Barenblatt, and numerous others, reviewing advanced research in fracture.
ICF is the most prestigious world forum on fracture