Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills

Emeritus in School of Mechanical Engineering
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Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills
Phone: 1054
Another phone: 03-6408992
External phone: 050-7711054
Fax: 03-6407617
Office: Wolfson - Engineering, 337

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The field of fracture mechanics deals with the prediction of crack propagation in structures. All structures have defects such as material imperfections or manufacturing flaws which in-service become cracks. These cracks may be unimportant to the continued functioning of the structure or they may run catastrophically causing great damage to property and life. Typical large structures in which this may occur include bridges, submarines, airplanes and aerospace vehicles, to name a few.

Analytical, numerical and experimental methods are employed in the Fracture Mechanics Laboratory to treat fracture problems which include homogeneous materials, bonds, interfaces and composites.

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