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Springer Handbook of Experimental Solid Mechanics

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Sharpe, Jr., William N. (Ed.)

2008, XXX, 1098p. 874 illus., 58 illus. in color. With DVD.

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  • 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.

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » Advanced Solid Mechanics - MEMS and NEMS - SEM handbook - biological soft tissues - biomedical devices - characterization of materials - composite materials - digital image correlation - electronic packaging - experimental mechanics - extensometers - fracture mechanics - geometric moiré - hybrid methods - mechanics of solids - moiré interferometry - optical fiber strain gages - photoelasticity - photomechanics - polymers and viscoelasticity - solid mechanics - strain gages

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Classical Continuum Physics - Computational Intelligence and Complexity - Mechanical Engineering - Mechanics - Structural Materials

Table of contents / Sample pages 

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. 1 Analytical 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

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