NEEDLEMAN, ANALYSIS OF THE CUP-CONE FRACTURE IN A ROUND TENSILE BAR. JOURNAL OF THE MECHANICS AND PHYSICS OF SOLIDS, 40, 239-271 (1992). TEXTURE DEVELOPMENT AND STRAIN-HARDENING IN RATE DEPENDENT POLYCRYSTALS.
NEEDLEMAN, ANALYSIS OF THE CUP-CONE FRACTURE IN A ROUND TENSILE BAR.
MCMEEKING, PARTICLE REINFORCEMENT OF DUCTILE MATRICES AGAINST PLASTIC-FLOW AND CREEP.
BANNISTER, FLOW CHARACTERISTICS OF HIGHLY CONSTRAINED METAL WIRES.
HALLAM, THE FAILURE OF BRITTLE SOLIDS CONTAINING SMALL CRACKS UNDER COMPRESSIVE STRESS STATES. I notice you used the Web of Science; I have found it dissapointing lately compared with Google Scholar because it doesn't cover books, conference proceedings and other sources at all well.
If those ratios with your numbers hold up then his other book "Theory of Elastic Stability" with JM Gere should make the list as well.
Unfortunately, I cannot clarify that myself because my ISI access is limited. VITEK, A THEORY OF THE ANOMALOUS YIELD BEHAVIOR IN LL2 ORDERED ALLOYS.
I am probably wrong but Hashin&Shtrickman's work on composites should be placed in the list too.
I think these metrics are just one piece of information that shed light into the quality/impact of someone's body of work. METALLURGICAL TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 20, 2217-2245 (1989).
I'm a little wary of them being weighted too heavily by administrators in promotion and hiring cases. RICE, ELASTIC FRACTURE-MECHANICS CONCEPTS FOR INTERFACIAL CRACKS.
Thank you so much for taking the time to do the survey, and to migrate this post from AMR.
It would be wonderful if another i Mechanician will follow your lead and post the most cited papers published in last year, or last ten years, or last 20 years.