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Fracture Mechanics: With an Introduction to Micromechanics / Edition 1

Fracture Mechanics: With an Introduction to Micromechanics / Edition 1

by Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig


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Concerned with the fundamental concepts and methods of fracture mechanics and micromechanics, Fracture Mechanics primarily focuses on the mechanical description of fracture processes; however, material specific aspects are also discussed.

The presentation of continuum mechanical and phenomenological foundations is followed by an introduction into classical failure hypotheses. A major part of the book is devoted to linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Further subjects are creep fracture, dynamic fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, probabilistic fracture mechanics, failure of thin films and fracture of piezoelectric materials. The book also contains an extensive introduction into micromechanics. Self-contained and well-illustrated, this text serves as a graduate-level text and reference.

The 2nd revised edition has been expanded and complemented by numerous problems and figures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783540240341
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York, LLC
Publication date: 06/25/2009
Series: Mechanical Engineering Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 333
Product dimensions: 9.21(w) x 6.14(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Dietmar Grossstudied Applied Mechanics and received his Engineering Diploma and Doctor of Engineering degree at the University of Rostock. He was Research Associate at the University of Stuttgart and since 1976 he is Professor of Mechanics at the Technische Universität Darmstadt. His research interests are mainly focused on modern solid mechanics including fracture processes on the macro and micro scale and the modeling of advanced materials.

Thomas Seeligstudied Mechanics and received his PhD at TU Darmstadt. He spent some years as a researcher at the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials in Freiburg and since 2009 is Professor of Mechanics at Karlsruhe University. His research field is solid mechanics with an emphasis on fracture and micromechanics. His work has been concerned with the numerical simulation of dynamic fracture processes and currently focuses on the deformation and failure behaviour of polymer blends and composites.

Table of Contents

Elements of solid mechanics.- Classical failure hypotheses.- Micro and macro phenomena of fracture.- Linear fracture mechanics.- Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics.- Creep fracture.- Dynamic fracture mechanics.- Micromechanics and homogenization.- Damage mechanics.- Probabilistic fracture mechanics.

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