Offers a thorough, comprehensive reference on a wide range of areas within experimental solid mechanics
Provides a clear description of basic theory as well as an explanation of applications of experimental methods
Covers the latest technologies within the field of experimental solid mechanics
Written by internationally renowned experts
The Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics documents both the traditional techniques as well as the new methods for experimental studies of materials, components, and structures. The emergence of new materials and new disciplines, together with the escalating use of on- and off-line computers for rapid data processing and the combined use of experimental and numerical techniques have greatly expanded the capabilities of experimental mechanics. New exciting topics are included on biological materials, MEMS and NEMS, nanoindentation, digital photomechanics, photoacoustic characterization, and atomic force microscopy in experimental solid mechanics.
Presenting complete instructions to various areas of experimental solid mechanics, guidance to detailed expositions in important references, and a description of state-of-the-art applications in important technical areas, this thoroughly revised and updated edition is an excellent reference to a widespread academic, industrial, and professional engineering audience.
Part A Solid Mechanics Topics Part A presents topics that fall within the purview of solid mechanics. The first five chapters cover familiar ground, but the next four present new material systems along with the new topics of MEMS and NEMS. The last two chapters describe methods of interpreting the results of tests. Chap. 1Analytical Mechanics of Solids Chap. 2 Materials Science for the Experimental Mechanist Chap. 3 Polymers and Viscoelasticity Chap. 4 Composite Materials Chap. 5 Fracture Mechanics Chap. 6 Active Materials Chap. 7 Biological Soft Tissues Chap. 8 Ionic Polymer-Metal Composites Chap. 9 MEMS and NEMS Chap. 10 Hybrid Methods Chap. 11 Statistical Analysis of Experimental Data
Part B Contact Methods Part B starts with three practical chapters on the ‘backbones’ of experimental solid mechanics – strain gages and extensometers – followed by another mainstay – residual stress measurement. Nanoindentation is becoming more widely used for material property determination as is atomic force microscopy. Chap. 12 Electrical Resistance Strain Gages Chap. 13 Extensometers Chap. 14 Fiber Strain Gages Chap. 15 Residual Stress Measurement Chap. 16 Nanoindentation Chap. 17 Atomic Force Microscopy
Part C Noncontact Methods Part C is an overview of the rich field of optical methods in the first eight chapters ranging from modern versions of established such as photoelasticity to newer ones based on image analysis. Non-contacting methods at other wavelengths are described in the last three chapters. Chap. 18 Basics of Optics Chap. 19 Image Analysis and Processing Chap. 20 Digital Image Correlation Chap. 21 Geometric Moiré Chap. 22 Moiré Interferometry Chap. 23 Speckle Methods Chap. 24 Holography Chap. 25 Photoelasticity Chap. 26 Thermoelastic Stress Analysis Chap. 27 Photoacoustic Characterization of Materials Chap. 28 X-Ray Stress Analysis
Part D Applications Part D presents applications of the methods and topics of the three previous parts to selected topics – all of which are new and important areas of modern technology. These are examples that demonstrate the breadth and depth of experimental solid mechanics. Chap. 29 Optical Methods Chap. 30 Mechanical Testing at the Micro/Nano Scale Chap. 31 Biological Tissue Testing Chap. 32 Biomedical Devices and Biologically Inspired Materials Chap. 33 High Strain Rate and Impact Testing Chap. 34 Delamination Mechanics Chap. 35 Structural Testing Applications Chap. 36 Electronic Packaging