Principles of Fracture Mechanics

ISBN-10: 0130929921

ISBN-13: 9780130929921

Edition: 2003

Authors: R. J. Sanford

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For a first course in the Mechanics of Fracture at the graduate level (or senior undergraduates with a background in engineering mechanics). The attention of Principles of Fracture Mechanics is on the mathematical principles of linear elastic fracture mechanics and their application to engineering design. The book is a self-contained manual on the mechanics aspects of the theory of brittle fracture and fatigue and is suitable for either self-study or classroom instruction. It includes a guided introduction to the linear theory of elasticity with pivotal results for the circular hole, the elliptical hole and the wedge leading up to the general problem of bodies containing cracks.
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List price: $223.80
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/29/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 404
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Most chapters include anIntroduction
Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
Historical Overview of Brittle Fracture
Elementary Brittle-Fracture Theories
Crack Extension Behavior
Elements of Solid Mechanics
Concepts of Stress and Strain
Equations of Elasticity in Cartesian Coordinates
Equations of Elasticity in Polar Coordinates
Solution of the Biharmonic Equation
The Problem of the Elliptical Hole
Elasticity of Singular Stress Fields
The Williams Problems
The Generalized Westergaard Approach
The Central Crack Problem
Single-Ended Crack Problems
The Effect of Finite Boundaries
Determining the Geometric Stress Intensity Factor
The Three-Dimensional Crack Problem
Numerical Methods for K Determination
Boundary Collocation
The Finite Element Method
Experimental Methods for K Determination
Classical Photoelesatic Methods
The Method of Caustics
Strain Gages
Multi-Parameter Full-Field Methods
Local Collocation
Interference Patterns
Moire Patterns
A Stress Field Theory of Fracture
The Critical Stress-State Criterion
Crack-Tip Plasticity
The Effect of Variables on Fracture Toughness.R-Curves
The Energy of Fracture
Griffith's Theory of Brittle Fracture
A Unified Theory of Fracture
Fracture Toughness Testing
Fracture Toughness Standards
Nonstandard Fracture-Toughness Tests
Stages of Fatigue Crack Growth
Mathematical Analysis of Stage II Crack Growth
The Effects of Residual Stress on Crack Growth Rates
Life Prediction Computer Programs
Measuring Fatigue Properties: ASTM
Designing against Fracture
Fracture Mechanics in Conventional Design
The Role of NDE in Design. U.S
Air Force Damage-tolerant Design Methodology
Designing by Hindsight: Case Studies
Elastoplastic Fracture
Nonlinear Elastic Behavior
Characterizing Elastoplastic Behavior
Comments on theJ-Integral in Elastoplastic Fracture Mechanics
Comprehensive Exercises
General Comments
Complex Variable Method in Elasticity
Complex Numbers
Complex Functions
An Abbreviated Compendium of Westergaard Stress Functions.
Fracture Properties of Engineering Materials
NASGRO 3.0 Material Constants for Selected Materials
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