Monday, April 24, 2006

THE MOST CITED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS IN SOLID AND COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS

Based on a survey of Web of Science, we compiled a list of papers that are
``THE MOST CITED SCIENTIFIC PAPERS IN SOLID AND COMPUTATIONAL MECHANICS PUBLISHED IN THE 20th CENTURY''.

The paper making the list must be: (1) in the areas of solid mechanics, mechanics of materials, or computational mechanics, and (2) it has at least 1000 citations.

First, since the citation is a dynamic process, both the entry and the order of this list may change from time to time. Second, this list may not be complete, if anyone finds a missing entry, please inform us, and we should include it immediately.
The survey is up to April 24, 2006, and we should keep it updated once every two months.

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(1) ESHELBY JD,
The determination of the elastic field of an ellipsoidal inclusion, and related problems,
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES 241 (1226): 376-396, 1957. Times Cited: 3781

(2) WILLIAMS ML
Mechanical properties of substances of high molecular weight .19. The temperature dependence of relaxation mechanism in amorphous polymers and other glass-forming liquids.
JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY, 77(14), 3701-3707, 1955. Times Cited: 3103

(3) GRIFFITH AA
The phenomena of rupture and flow in solids,
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London, Sereis A, 221:163-198, 1921. Times Cited: 2646

(4) MATTHEWS JW and BLAKESLEE AE
Defects and epitaxial multilayers: 1. Misfit dislocations,
JOURNAL OF CRYSTAL GROWTH 27 (DEC): 118-125, 1974. Times Cited 2426

(5) TAYLOR GI
Dispersion of soluble matter in solvent flowing slowly through a tube.
PROCEEDINGS OF ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON, A. 219, 187-203, 1953. Times Cited: 2232

(6) RICE JR
A path independent integral and approximate analysis of strain
concentration by notches and cracks,
JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS 35 (2): 379-386, 1968. Times Cited: 2032

(7) Taylor GI
Plastic strain in metals
JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF METALS 62: 307-324, 1938. Times Cited: 1753

(8) DUGDALE DS
Yielding of steel sheets containing slits,
JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS 8 (2): 100-104, 1960. Times Cited: 1688

(9) BIOT MA ,
Theory of propagation of elastic waves in a fluid-saturated porous solid. 1. Low-frequency range, JOURNAL OF THE ACOUSTICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA 28 (2): 168-178, 1956.
Times Cited: 1638

(10) MINDLIN RD,
Influence of rotatory inertia and shear on flexural motions of isotropic elastic plates,
JOURNAL OF APPLIED MECHANICS-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 18 (1): 31-38, 1951.
Times Cited: 1410

(11) Biot MA
General theory of three-dimensional consolidation
Source: JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS 12 (2): 155-164, FEB 1941. Times Cited: 1392

(12) ESHELBY JD,
The continuum theory of lattice defects,
SOLID STATE PHYSICS-ADVANCES IN RESEARCH AND APPLICATIONS 3: 79-144, 1956.
Times Cited: 1209

(13) RICE JR, ROSENGRE GF
Plane strain deformation near a crack tip in a power-law hardening material,
JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS 16 (1): 1-12, 1968. Times Cited: 1202

(14) HUTCHINSON JW,
Singular behavior at end of a tensile crack in a hardening material,
JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS 16 (1): 13-31, 1968. Times Cited: 1196

(15) MORI T, TANAKA K
Average stress in matrx and average elastic energy of materials with misfitting inclusions;
ACTA METALLURGICA 21 (5): 571-574, 1973. Times Cited: 1177

(16) Taylor GI
Th formation of emulsions in definable fields of flow
PROCEEDINGS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF LONDON SERIES A-MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES 146 (A858): 0501-0523, OCT 1934. Times Cited: 1174

(17) BROOKS AN, HUGHES TJR
Streamline upwind Petrov-Galerkin formulations for convection dominated flows with particular emphasis on the incompressible Navier-Stokes equations,
COMPUTER METHODS IN APPLIED MECHANICS AND ENGINEERING 32 (1-3): 199-259, 1982. Times Cited: 1090

(18) GURSON AL,
Continuum theory of ductile rupture by void nucleation and growth,
1. Yield criteria and flow rules for porous ductile media,
JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME 99 (1): 2-15, 1977. Times Cited: 1069

4 Comments:

At 4/24/2006 6:20 PM, Blogger Zhigang Suo said...

Shaofan:
Interesting list. I wonder why the following paper is not in the list.

A. A. Griffith, The Phenomena of Rupture and Flow in Solids, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series A, Vol. 221 (1921) , pp. 163-198

 
At 4/24/2006 6:24 PM, Blogger Shaofan Li said...

Zhigang,

I checked it before, but I can't find its web of science entry. I'll check it again.

 
At 4/27/2006 7:04 PM, Blogger Pradeep Sharma said...

Zhigang,
Somewhat surprisingly to me, citations to Griffith's article are in the neighborhood of 600 or so. I would have expected more. I think the reason is that science citation only started recording citations after 1973 so all citations between 1921-1972 are excluded.

 
At 4/28/2006 12:46 PM, Blogger Zhigang Suo said...

Shaofan: Thank you so much for finding all these numbers, and for adding Griffith to the list. His paper was very well written, and anticipated much of the subsequent development. The paper should be read by the student of fracture mechanics today.

 

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