Mechanics and Mechanisms of Fracture: An Introduction
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and Mechanisms of Fracture: An Introduction is for readers who want an introductory
overview on the mechanical and material factors of fracture in design analysis,
material evaluation, and failure prevention. Both fundamental and practical
concepts of fracture are described in terms of stress analysis and the mechanical
behavior of materials.
The metallurgical aspects of deformation and fracture in metals are also discussed.
and Mechanisms of Fracture: An Introduction can serve as a desktop reference
book, or a self-study book, for engineering students and practicing engineers
with some, or without, prior training in solid mechanics and/or mechanical metallurgy.
The focus is on how machine (or structural) parts fail, why one piece fails
in a certain way and another piece fails differently; and engineering tools
for analyzing and, ultimately, preventing failure.
Metals occupy the main part of the book, but nonmetallic materials such as
ceramics, plastics, and fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites are also
included. The first two chapters of this book can be considered as the fundamentals
of stress analysis and mechanical behavior of materials. Chapter 1 serves as
a crash course (or a refresh course) in strength of materials that prepares
the reader with the basic analytical tools for the rest of the book.
Topics include: fracture mechanics, fatigue, and failures associated with high-temperature
creep, stress-corrosion, corrosion-fatigue, and hydrogen-embrittlement. Numerous
examples are given through out this book to illustrate the elastic and plastic
behavior of materials at a stress raiser, and how the static, fatigue, and residual
strengths of a machine part might have been affected by it.
- Solid Mechanics of Homogeneous Materials
- Deformation and Fracture Mechanisms and Static Strength of Metals
- Fatigue Strength of Metals
- Static and Dynamic Fracture Toughness of Metals
- Damage Tolerance of Metals
- Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics
- Mechanical Behavior of Nonmetallic Materials
- Mechanics of Fiber Reinforced Composites Appendices: Lattice Structure and
Deformation Mechanisms in Metallic Single Crystals
- Closed-Form Representation of Tangential Stress Distribution at Circular
and Elliptical Holes
- A Nonarbitrary Crack Size Concept for Fatigue Crack Initiation
- Fatigue Spectrum Editing
- Stress Severity Factor
- Mechanical Properties Data of Engineering Alloys
- Conversion Table
- Glossary of Terms, Symbols, and Abbreviations