Springer eBooks may be purchased by end-customers only and are sold without copy protection (DRM free). Instead, all eBooks include personalized watermarks. This means you can read the Springer eBooks across numerous devices such as Laptops, eReaders, and tablets.
You can pay for Springer eBooks with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or Paypal.
After the purchase you can directly download the eBook file or read it online in our Springer eBook Reader. Furthermore your eBook will be stored in your MySpringer account. So you can always re-download your eBooks.
In this book a systematic discussion of crack problems in elastic-plastic materials is presented. The state of the art in fracture mechanics research and assessment of cracks is documented with the help of analytic, asymptotic methods as well as finite element computations. After a brief introduction to fracture mechanics the two-parameter concept for stationary cracks is studied as well as the issues in three-dimensional crack fields under coupling with strong out-of-plane effects. Cracks along interfaces are treated as well as crack growth problems under mixed mode conditions. A systematic study of stress singularities for different notches is accompanied by detailed finite element computations.