Table of Contents


PART 1 Fundamentals

Chapter 1 Interfaces: the Physics, Chemistry and Mechanics of Heterogeneous Continua

1.1. Definition and terminology

1.2. Energy considerations

1.3. Elastic behavior of an interface

1.4. Experimental stress analysis techniques

1.5. Conclusion

1.6. Bibliography

Chapter 2 Structure and Defects of Crystalline Interfaces

2.1. What is a crystalline interface?

2.2. Definitions and geometric tools to describe interfaces

2.3. Structure of interfaces: intrinsic dislocations and structural units

2.4. Linear interface defects: extrinsic dislocations

2.5. Interaction between dislocations and interfaces: relaxation of interfacial stresses

2.6. Conclusion

2.7. Bibliography

PART 2 Singularities, Notches and Interfacial Cracks

Chapter 3 Singularities and Interfacial Cracks

3.1. Introduction

3.2. Singularities

3.3. Modal mixity

3.4. Brittle fracture mechanics

3.5. Nucleation of cracks

3.6. Deflection of a crack at an interface

3.7. Conclusion

3.8. Bibliography

Chapter 4. Interface Adherence

4.1. Adhesion and adherence

4.2. Mode mixity

4.3. Measurement of adherence

4.4. Conclusion: choosing a test

4.5. Bibliography

PART 3 Practical Applications

Chapter 5 Controlling Adherence

5.1. Introduction

5.2. Multiscale adherence modeling

5.3. Nature and control of interface bonds

5.4. Dissipative mechanisms

5.5. The effect of interface geometry

5.6. Conclusion

5.7. Bibliography

Chapter 6 Crack-interface Interaction

6.1. Propagation of a crack near an interface ...

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