TY - CHAP A1 - Maciej Skotak A2 - Molly T. Townsend A3 - Eren Alay A4 - Namas Chandra ED1 - Hayri Baytan Ozmen ED2 - H. Ersen Balcioglu Y1 - 2020-09-23 PY - 2020 T1 - The Effect of Geometrical Factors on the Surface Pressure Distribution on a Human Phantom Model Following Shock Exposure: A Computational and Experimental Study N2 - Fracture mechanics deals with the cracking behavior of materials, and cracking defines the limit state for many components of engineering systems. Fracture mechanics principles can help us design more robust components to ensure safer airplanes, space shuttles, ships, cranes, buildings, bridges, and mechanical systems. Written by researchers and experts of the field, this book examines recent progress in fracture mechanics applications. Chapters cover such topics as rupture theory, the J-integral, knitted fabric-reinforced polymer composites, and artificial neural networks to detect structural damage, among others. This volume is designed for graduate students, researchers, and practicing engineers. BT - Fracture Mechanics Applications SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.88809 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.88809 SN - 978-1-83880-449-7 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-12-03 ER -