Vol. 28, No. 6, p. 413, 1986 Pergamon Journals Ltd. Printed in Great Britain.
Int. J. Mech. Sci.
CONFERENCE FOURTH NUMERICAL
2 2 - 2 6 March 1987, La Mansion del Rio Hotel, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.
Objectives Numerical techniques, such as the finite-element and boundary integral methods, are extensively employed in crack growth and fracture predictions and very often offer the only means of solution for practical engineering problems. It is, therefore, essential to ascertain that such techniques accurately model the fracture process. In order to accomplish the modeling properly, the numerical analyst must have an appreciation of the physical nature of these processes, especially for non-linear material behaviour and dynamic situations. Because the combination of numerical and experimental work is so important, in addition to in-depth treatments of current computational techniques, this conference particularly aims to bring the computational community together with the leading fracture mechanics researchers.
Call for Papers Abstracts of about 500 words offering papers in the above or related areas are invited by 1 August 1986. While not absolutely required, figures showing key results and references to related work will be helpful to the selection committee. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1 October 1986 at which stage recommendations concerning the format of the papers will be sent to authors. All abstracts and requests for further information should be forwarded to: A. R. Luxmoore, Department of Civil Engineering, University College Swansea, Singleton Park, Swansea SA2 8PP, U.K. Telephone: 0792-295513. For the convenience of North American Researchers, further information can be obtained from: M. F. Kanninen, Engineering and Materials Sciences Division, Southwest Research Institute, P. O. Drawer 28510, San Antonio, TX 78284, U.S.A. Telephone: 512-522-3248.