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Advances in Materials Science and Engineering
Volume 2014, Article ID 347485, 2 pages

Brittle or Quasi-Brittle Fracture of Engineering Materials: Recent Developments and New Challenges

1Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Stradella San Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
2Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos C/ Profesor Aranguren s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain
3Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory, Center of Excellence in Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran 16846, Iran
4Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Institute of Strength Physics and Material Science, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk 634021, Russia
5Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials (LTSM), Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, 26500 Patras, Greece

Received 17 March 2014; Accepted 17 March 2014; Published 28 April 2014

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