Fracture Mechanics by Alan T. ZehnderFracture Mechanics by Alan T. Zehnder

Fracture Mechanics

byAlan T. Zehnder

Paperback | February 24, 2014

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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.

Alan Zehnder joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1988. Since then he has served in a number of leadership roles including Chair of the Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and Director of the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. He teaches applied mechanics and his research topics focus on fracture...
Title:Fracture MechanicsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:226 pagesPublished:February 24, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:940178289X

ISBN - 13:9789401782890

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Table of Contents

Preface.- List of Acronyms.- 1 Introduction.- 2 Linear Elastic Stress Analysis of 2D Cracks.- 3 Energy Flows in Elastic Fracture.- 4 Criteria for Elastic Fracture.- Determining K and G.- 6 Fracture Toughness Tests.- 7 Elastic Plastic Fracture: Crack Tip Fields.- 8 Elastic Plastic Fracture: Energy and Applications.- Index.