Fracture: A Topical Encylopedia of Current Knowledge

Fracture: A Topical Encylopedia of Current Knowledge

By: Genady P. Cherepanov (Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Florida International University, USA) (editor)Hardback

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A team of scholars united for this project in order to provide an almanac of some of the more recent achievements in fracture science and to compile a topical reference book with first-hand information on the methods and ideas in this field. Every section was written by the originator of, or one of the top experts in the corresponding area, with emphasis on the most dynamic portion of this fast-growing and challenging science. This volume is suitable as a supplementary book for advanced courses on fracture and materials science.


Part 1 The Surface Energy of Solids: The Phenomenon of Rupture and Flow in Solids, A.A. Griffith; Analysis of Stresses and Strains Near the End of a Crack Traversing a Plate, G.R. Irwin; Crack Propagation in Continuous Media, G.P. Cherepanov; The Next 50 Years of Jet Propulsion, B.L. Koff. Part 2 The Mathematical Theory of Cracks: Crack Problems in Non-Homogeneous Materials, F. Erdogan; Interaction Between the Griffith Crack and Fluid - Theory of Rehbinder's Effect, H.D. Bui; Shear Cracks and Dislocation Pileups at a Notch, L.A. Kipnis; Riemann Problems on Imaginary Axis and Its Application in Fracture Mechanics, A.A. Khrapkov. Part 3 Failure Criteria: Strain Energy of an Elastic Plate Containing a Hole or Crack, D.S. Dugdale; Failure Mechanics, P.S. Theocaris; Theory of Catastrophes and Failure Criteria, L.N. Germanovich and G.P. Cherepanov; Failure of Pressurised Vessels, E.S. Folias. Part 4 Toughness and Other Properties of Fracture: The Science and Engineering of Fracture, J.F. Knott; The Local Approach to Fracture of Structural Materials, A.J. Krasowsky; A Generalised Fracture Theory, E. Czoboly et al; Quantum Theory of Delayed Fracture, R.L. Salganik; Fracture Toughness Characterisation, N.A. Makhutov and Y.G. Matvienko. Part 5 Microfracture Mechanics: Continuum and Atomistic Theories of the Mechanics of Materials, A.H. Cottrell; Development of a Nanocrack in a Solid, M.Y. Leonov and V.V. Panasyuk; The Griffith and Zack Problems with an Account of the Interatomic Cohesion Forces Between Crack Banks, V.M. Alexandrov and B.I. Smetanin; Modified Griffith Approach to the Fracture of Quasi-Brittle Materials, B.L Karihaloo; Some Heuristic Models of Propagating Cracks, E.M. Morozov. Part 6 Invariant Integrals: The Force of an Elastic Singularity, J.D. Eshelby; Invariant Integrals, Stress Concentrations and Energy Release Rates, D. Atkinson and R.V. Craster; Variations on a Theme of A.A. Griffith, G.A. Maugin. Part 7 Computational Fracture Mechanics: Computational Fracture Mechanics - Research and Application, H. Liebowitz et al; Smart Computational Fracture of Materials and Structures, H. Liebowitz et al; Some Numerical Methods of Fracture Mechanics Based on Domain Invariant Integrals, G.P. Nikishkov; A Fracture Concept Based on the Three-Term Elastic-Plastic Asymptotic Expansion at the Near-Crack Tip Stress Field, G.P. Nikishkov; On the Dynamic J Integral in Dynamic Fracture Mechanics, T. Nishioka. Part 8 Crack Dynamics: Some Basic Aspects of Crack Dynamics, L.I. Slepyan; High Velocity Cracks, J.J. Gilman; Super-Deep Penetration, G.P. Cherepanov. Part 9 The Physical Mechanics of Fracture: The Unified Philosophies in Fracture, Y. Yokobori; Some Modern Problems of Physical Mechanics of Fracture, A.N. Guz; Ductility Revisited, J.J. Gilman; Studies in Damage Evolution Under Fatigue, J. Botsis. (Part contents).

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  • ISBN13: 9780894649240
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 870
  • ID: 9780894649240
  • ISBN10: 0894649248

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