Dynamic Fracture Mechanics by L. B. FreundDynamic Fracture Mechanics by L. B. Freund

Dynamic Fracture Mechanics

byL. B. Freund

Paperback | March 28, 1998

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This volume emphasizes fundamental concepts, both on the development of mathematical models of fracture phenomena and on the analysis of these models. Cases involving stress waves impinging on cracks, tractions suddenly applied to the faces of cracks, and rapid crack growth and arrest are considered in detail. Most of the work is concerned with the behavior of nominally elastic materials, but available results on elastic-plastic and elastic-viscoplastic materials are included. Connections to experimental results and to applications in structural mechanics, seismology, and materials science are noted whenever possible.
Title:Dynamic Fracture MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:584 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.3 inPublished:March 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521629225

ISBN - 13:9780521629225


Table of Contents

Preface; List of symbols; 1. Background and overview; 2. Basic elastodynamic solutions for a stationary crack; 3. Further results for a stationary crack; 4. Asymptotic fields near a moving crack tip; 5. Energy concepts in dynamic fracture; 6. Elastic crack growth at constant speed; 7. Elastic crack growth at nonuniform speed; 8. Plasticity and rate effects during crack growth; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"This comprehensive review of a most difficult subject reflects the author's considerable experience and maturity in this area...Interesting directions for future research are suggested in the treatment of the topics." Applied Mechanics Reviews