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Dynamic Fracture Mechanics : Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics - L. B. Freund

Dynamic Fracture Mechanics

Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

Paperback Published: 17th August 1998
ISBN: 9780521629225
Number Of Pages: 584

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This volume emphasizes fundamental concepts, both on the development of mathematical models of fracture phenomena and on the analysis of these models. Cases involving stress waves impinging on cracks, tractions suddenly applied to the faces of cracks, and rapid crack growth and arrest are considered in detail. Most of the work is concerned with the behavior of nominally elastic materials, but available results on elastic-plastic and elastic-viscoplastic materials are included. Connections to experimental results and to applications in structural mechanics, seismology, and materials science are noted whenever possible.

'This comprehensive review of a most difficult subject reflects the author's considerable experience and maturity in this area ... Interesting directions for future research are suggested in the treatment of the topics.' Applied Mechanics Review ' ... the standard text for everyone working in or just entering this attractive field of solid mechanics ... It should be presented on the desks of all researchers and practitioners involved in problem of dynamic failure.' D. Gross, ZAMM

Preface
Background and overview
Basic elastodynamic solutions for a stationary crack
Further results for a stationary crack
Asymptotic fields near a moving crack tip
Energy concepts in dynamic fracture
Elastic crack growth at constant speed
Elastic crack growth at nonuniform speed
Plasticity and rate effects during crack growth
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521629225
ISBN-10: 0521629225
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 584
Published: 17th August 1998
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.68 x 15.16  x 2.97
Weight (kg): 0.77