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Mechanical Engineering Series

Fracture Mechanics

With an Introduction to Micromechanics

Authors: Gross, Dietmar, Seelig, Thomas

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  • Self-contained and well-illustrated
  • Complete and comprehensive derivation of mechanical/mathematical results with emphasis on issues of practical importance
  • Combines classical subjects of fracture mechanics with modern topics such as microheterogeneous materials, piezoelectric materials, thin films, damage
  • Mechanically and mathematically clear and complete derivations of results
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About this Textbook

Concerned with the fundamental concepts and methods of fracture mechanics and micromechanics, Fracture Mechanics primarily focuses on the mechanical description of fracture processes; however, material specific aspects are also discussed.

The presentation of continuum mechanical and phenomenological foundations is followed by an introduction into classical failure hypotheses. A major part of the book is devoted to linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Further subjects are creep fracture, dynamic fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, probabilistic fracture mechanics, failure of thin films and fracture of piezoelectric materials. The book also contains an extensive introduction into micromechanics. Self-contained and well-illustrated, this text serves as a graduate-level text and reference.

The 2nd revised edition has been expanded and complemented by numerous problems and figures.

Reviews

From the reviews:

"The book ‘Fracture Mechanics with Introduction to Micromechanics’ explains in an easy way fracture processes in homogenous and heterogeneous modern engineering materials with a partial insight into the underlying micromechanism. … This book is essential for several reasons … . In my opinion this excellent book can be recommended both for educational purposes (i.e. advanced courses on composite structures) as well as for scientists, engineers, and Ph. D. students." (Tomasz Sadowski, Zeitschrift für Angewandte Mathematik und Mechanik, Vol. 87 (1), 2007)

"This textbook is an extended English edition of three previous German editions. … this textbook is a well brief presentation of modern concepts and methods of fracture mechanics in both macro- and microscales. The book may be recommended to students, researchers and industry practitioners interested in theoretical backgrounds of fracture mechanics." (I. A. Parinov, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1110 (12), 2007)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Elements of solid mechanics

    Pages 5-38

  • Classical fracture and failure hypotheses

    Pages 39-48

  • Micro and macro phenomena of fracture

    Pages 49-57

  • Linear fracture mechanics

    Pages 59-135

  • Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics

    Pages 137-172

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eBook 71,68 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-35849-7
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  • Included format: PDF
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Softcover 88,35 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-06316-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Fracture Mechanics
Book Subtitle
With an Introduction to Micromechanics
Authors
Series Title
Mechanical Engineering Series
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-35849-7
DOI
10.1007/b22134
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-06316-9
Series ISSN
0941-5122
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 321
Number of Illustrations
166 b/w illustrations
Topics