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  • ASME/ISA Long Island Section - Technical Meeting and Seminar

    Fracture Mechanics: Crack Tip Fields in

    Elastic-Plastic Materials

    Dorinamaria Carka, Ph.D

    Assistant Professor, New York Tech

    Free to attend. 

    Earn 2 PDH Credits (View attached flyer for additional information)

    Wednesday, June 3, 2020 6:15 PM - 8:30 PM

    Email Tony Cacioppo at to register. 

    Program Description – Fracture mechanics is the field of mechanics concerned with the study of the propagation of cracks in materials. It uses methods of analytical solid mechanics to calculate the driving force on a crack and those of experimental solid mechanics to characterize the material's resistance to fracture1. This presentation will cover the historical development of fracture mechanics, concepts of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM) for crack mode characterization, stress intensity fields and validity of fracture criteria.

    About the Speaker – Dr. Dorinamaria Carka specializes in computational solid mechanics, fracture, and modeling of multifunctional, smart materials such as ferroelectrics and ferromagnetics at different length scales. Her research focus has been on the computational modeling and fracture mechanics of ductile and ferroelectric materials. Prior to joining New York Tech’s mechanical engineering department, Dr. Carka served as a postdoctoral scholar at the Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems Engineering Center at the University of California at Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in engineering mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.Sc. in mechanical engineering at the University of Thessaly in Greece.