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Introduction to continuum damage mechanics : Mechanics of Elastic Stability - L. M. Kachanov

Introduction to continuum damage mechanics

Mechanics of Elastic Stability

Hardcover Published: 31st May 1986
ISBN: 9789024733194
Number Of Pages: 135

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Modern engineering materials subjected to unfavorable mechanical and environmental conditions decrease in strength due to the accumulation of microstructural changes. For example, considering damage in metals we can mention creep damage, ductile plastic damage, embrittlement of steels and fatigue damage. To properly estimate the value of damage when designing reliable structures it is necessary to formulate the damage phenomenon in terms of mechanics. Then it is possible to analyse various engineering problems using analytical and computational techniques. During the last two decades the basic principles of continuum damage mechanics were formulated and some special problems were solved. Many scientific papers were published and several conferences on damage mechanics took place. Now continuum damage mechanics is rapidly developing branch of fracture mechanics. This book is probably the first one on the subject; it contains a sys- tematic description of the basic aspects of damage mechanics and some of its applications. In general, a theoretical description of damage can be rather compli- cated. The experiments in this field are difficult (especially under multiax- ial stress and non-proportional loading). Therefore, experimental data, as a rule, are scarce. Determination of functions and constants, which play a role in the complex variants of the theory, from available experimental data is often practically impossible. ix L.M. Kachanov The problems of damage mechanics are mainly engineering ones. Therefore, the author tries to avoid superfluous mathematical formalism. Some more details of the book's subject can be found in the list of con- tents.

1 - Introduction.- 2 - Creep and Fracture under Uniaxial Stress.- 3 - Creep and Fracture under Multiaxial Stress.- 4 - Crack Growth under Creep Conditions.- 5 - Damage Model for Ductile Fracture.- 6 - Fatigue Damage.- References.- Notations.

ISBN: 9789024733194
ISBN-10: 9024733197
Series: Mechanics of Elastic Stability
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 135
Published: 31st May 1986
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.86