The Theory of Materials Failure

Paperback | November 26, 2016

byRichard M. Christensen

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A complete and comprehensive theory of failure is developed for homogeneous and isotropic materials. The full range of materials types are covered from very ductile metals to extremely brittle glasses and minerals. Two failure properties suffice to predict the general failure conditions underall states of stress. With this foundation to build upon, many other aspects of failure are also treated, such as extensions to anisotropic fiber composites, cumulative damage, creep and fatigue, and microscale and nanoscale approaches to failure.

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A complete and comprehensive theory of failure is developed for homogeneous and isotropic materials. The full range of materials types are covered from very ductile metals to extremely brittle glasses and minerals. Two failure properties suffice to predict the general failure conditions underall states of stress. With this foundation t...

Richard M. Christensen has over many years held positions of responsibility in industry, national laboratories, and academia. He has always been active in professional affairs and has held several leadership positions in professional societies. His technical responsibilities and research interests have been in the mechanics of material...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:296 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.68 inPublished:November 26, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198794703

ISBN - 13:9780198794707

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Table of Contents

1. The perspective on failure and direction of approach2. History, conditions, and requirements3. Isotropic baselines4. The failure theory for isotropic materials5. Isotropic materials failure behavior6. Experimental and theoretical evaluation7. Isotropic materials failure examples8. The ductile/brittle transition for isotropic materials9. Defining yield stress and failure stress (strength)10. Fracture mechanics11. Anisotropic, unidirectional fiber composites failure12. Anisotropic, fiber composite laminates failure13. Micromechanics failure analysis14. Nanomechanics failure analysis15. Damage, cumulative damage, creep, and fatigue failure16. Probabilistic failure and probabilistic life prediction