More Details about Fracture Mechanics

General Information  
Author(s)ZEHNDER A T
PublisherSPRINGER
ISBN9789400725942
Pages237
BindingHardbound
LanguageEnglish
Publish YearJanuary 2012

Description

Fracture mechanics is a vast and growing field. This book develops the basic elements needed for both fracture research and engineering practice. The emphasis is on continuum mechanics models for energy flows and crack-tip stress- and deformation fields in elastic and elastic-plastic materials. In addition to a brief discussion of computational fracture methods, the text includes practical sections on fracture criteria, fracture toughness testing, and methods for measuring stress intensity factors and energy release rates. Class-tested at Cornell, this book is designed for students, researchers and practitioners interested in understanding and contributing to a diverse and vital field of knowledge.