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During a NATO complex examine Institute in Izmir, Tur­ key, July 1973 on sleek advancements in Engineering Seis­ mology and Earthquake Engineering it emerged debate on Continuum Mechanics points of Geodynamics and Rock Fracture Mechanics will be very welcome. consequently, it was once determined to hunt NATO sponsorship for a sophisticated learn In­ stitute in this topic. the aim of the hot complicated research Institute was once to supply a hyperlink among mechanics of continuum media and geo­ dynamic s. via bringing jointly a gaggle of major scientists from the above fields and individuals actively engaged in examine and purposes within the similar fields, it was once believed that fruitful discussions may perhaps emerge to facilitate an trade of data, event and newly-conceived principles. The Institute aimed basically on the resolution of such difficulties as hooked up with the research of pressure and pressure con­ ditions within the Earth, widespread reasons of earthquakes, strength liberate and focal mechanism and seismic wave propagation in­ troducing glossy tools of continuum and rock fracture mechanics. Secondly to encourage scientists operating in continuum mechanics to open new avenues of study hooked up with the above difficulties, and seismologists to conform sleek, complicated equipment of continuum and rock fracture mechanics to their work.

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The case of wedging), as a -7 a + da, P -7 P + dP (dP < 0), and we have 9ElH 3ElH dV = 10. dP P = dU = 0 , dP = 4 da, 2 2a 2a 3 dU - dV = YF 9 El H2 9ElH~ = 4 4ba 4a 4 da , dA p 2a 2 (= b~lI p Fig. 2. Splitting of a beam. ). ERDOGAN (16) That is, the fracture process is stable and (15) gives the corresponding equilibrium values of ~c and a at fracture. (b) Tearing of a long strip: In the example shown in Figure 3, the external load is applied through rigid clamps which are held fixed at Eyy = EO when the material begins to fracture.

DuffY, ASTM Sixth National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics (1972). A. Griffith, Proc. First Int. Congress for Appl. , Delft, 55 (1924). FRACTURE PROBLEMS IN A NONHOMOGENEOUS MEDIUM F. Erdogan Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pa. 18015 1. INTRODUCTION Most materials one has to deal with in problems relating to geophysics are generally nonhomogeneous. For example, in the lower end of the scale rocks, which are generally assumed to be homogeneous in bulk, usually consist of grains of relatively very high modulus and grain boundary filling material of lower modulus.

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