Publications (1996-2000)

2000 Publications

41. S. Kamat, X. Su, R. Ballarini and A.H. Heuer, “Structural Basis for the Fracture Toughness of the Shell of the Conch Strombus Gigas,” Nature, Vol. 405, June 29, pp. 1036-1040, 2000. pdf icon

40. L. Brandinelli and R. Ballarini, “Stress Intensity Factor Approximations for Two Dimensional Curvilinear Cracks,” Composites Science and Technology, Special Issue Dedicated to the 65th Anniversary of Dr. Nicholas Pagano, Vol. 82, pp. 274-280, 2000. pdf icon

39. H. Kahn, N. Tayebi, R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen and A.H. Heuer, “FractureToughness of Polysilicon MEMS Devices,” Sensors and Actuators, (Transducers ’99 Special Volume), Vol. 82, pp. 272-280, 2000. pdf icon

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1999 Publications

38. H. Kahn, R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen and A.H. Heuer, “Electrostatically Actuated Failure of Microfabricated Polysilicon Fracture Mechanics Specimens,” Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, A455, pp. 3807-3823, 1999. pdf icon

37. A. Vogel and R. Ballarini, “Formulas for Load Capacities of Headed Anchors,” ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Vol. 125, No. 11, pp. 1276-1279, 1999. pdf icon

36. R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen and A.H.Heuer, “The Effects of Heterogeneity and Anisotropy on the Size Effect in Cracked Polycrystalline Films,” International Journal of Fracture, Special Issue Fracture Scaling, Vol. 95, No. 1-4, pp. 19-39, 1999. pdf icon

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1997 Publications

35. R. Kayacan, R. Ballarini and R.L. Mullen, “The Effects of Tooth and Implant Mobility on Occlusal Force Transmission in Tooth/Implant Supported Prostheses,” The Journal of Prosthetic Dentistry, Vol. 78, No. 4, pp. 391-399, October 1997. pdf icon

34. R.L. Mullen, R. Ballarini and Y.Yin, “Monte-Carlo Simulation of Effective Elastic Constants of Polycrystalline Thin Films,” Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, Vol. 45, No. 6, pp. 2247-2255, 1997. pdf icon

33. M. Jha, P.G. Charalambides and R. Ballarini, “Near-Tip Mode-I Elastic Fields in Bimaterial Layered Systems,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 34, No. 15, pp. 1849-1871, 1997. pdf icon

32. D.G. Lewicki and R. Ballarini, “Gear Crack Propagation Life Investigations,” International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 87, pp. 58-86, 1997 (also appeared as a feature article in Gear Technology, Nov./Dec. 1997, pp. 18-24). pdf icon

31. R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen, Y. Yin, A. Kahn, S. Stemmer and A.H. Heuer, “The Fracture Toughness of Polycrystalline Silicon Microdevices: A First Report,” Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 12, No. 4, pp. 915-922, 1997. pdf icon

30. R. Kayacan, R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen and R.R. Wang, “Effects of Attachment Clips on Occlusal Force Transmission in Removable Implant-Supported Overdentures and Cantilevered Superstructures,” International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Implants, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 228-236, 1997.

29. D.G. Lewicki and R. Ballarini, “Effect of Rim Thickness on Gear Crack Propagation Path,” ASME Journal of Mechanical Design, Vol. 119, pp. 88-95, 1997. pdf icon

28. A. Romeo and R. Ballarini, “A Cohesive Zone Model for Cracks Terminating at a Bimaterial Interface,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 34, No. 11, pp. 1307-1326, 1997. pdf icon

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1996 Publications

27. L.T. Kuhn, H. Kessler, R. Ballarini, A.H. Heuer and S.M. Spearing, “Fracture Mechanisms of the Strombus Gigas Conch Shell: Implications for the Design of Brittle Laminates,” Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 31, pp. 6583-6594, 1996. pdf icon

26. H. Kessler, R. Ballarini, R.L. Mullen, L.T. Kuhn and A.H. Heuer, “A Biomimetic Example of Brittle Toughening: (I) Steady State Multiple Cracking,” Computational Materials Science, Vol. 5, pp. 157-166, 1996. pdf icon

23. R. Ballarini and M.J. Leitman, “Bending the Elastica with Mathematica,” The International Journal of Mechanical Engineering Education, Vol. 23, No. 4, pp. 11-21, 1996.

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