Karl Jakus

Professor Emeritus

322 ELab
University of Massachusetts
160 Governors Drive
Amherst, MA 01003-2210

Phone: 
(413) 545-2424
Fax: 
(413) 545-1027
Education: 

B.M.E., University of Wisconsin, 1963;
M.S., University of California at Berkeley, 1965;
Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1968

Research Interests: 

Mechanical behavior of brittle materials 

Selected Publications: 
  • S. Widjaja, K. Jakus, R. Atri, J. E. Ritter, and S. Bhattacharya, "Residual Surface Stress by Localized Contact-Creep," J. Mater. Res., 12 [1] 210-17 (1997).
  • J. E. Webb, K. Jakus, and J. E. Ritter, "High Temperature Bridging in a Vitreous Bonded Alumina," J. Am. Ceram. Soc., 80 [2] 509-12 (1997).
  • S. Widjaja, K. Jakus, and J. E. Ritter, "Influence of R-Curve Behavior on Strength Degradation Due to Hertzian Indentation," J. Mat. Sci., 31, 2379-84 (1996).
  • J. E. Webb, K. Jakus, and J. E. Ritter, "R-Curve and Subcritical Crack Growth Behavior at Elevated Temperatures in Coarse Grain Alumina," Acta Metallurgica et Materialia, 44 [6] 2259-64 (1996).
  • K. Jakus, J. E. Ritter, R. Atri, and S. Widjaja, "Creep-Induced Strengthening of Soda-Lime Glass and Silicon Nitride," Ceram. Engr. Sci. Proc., 17 [3] 421-29 (1996).