Issue No. 05 - September/October (1999 vol. 1)
How materials fracture is one of the most fundamental problems in materials science and engineering. Typically, the stress fields near the crack tip are highly nonlinear, and stress-field decay far from the tip is very slow, making fracture a difficult problem. Progress in large-scale scientific computing during the last decade has helped researchers successfully study dynamic fracture.
P. Vashishta and A. Nakano, "Guest Editors' Introduction: Dynamic Fracture Analysis," in Computing in Science & Engineering, vol. 1, no. , pp. 20-23, 1999.