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Methods of Fracture Mechanics : Solid Matter Physics - G. P. Cherepanov

Methods of Fracture Mechanics

Solid Matter Physics

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Published: 28th February 1997
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Modern fracture mechanics considers phenomena at many levels, macro and micro; it is therefore inextricably linked to methods of theoretical and mathematical physics. This book introduces these sophisticated methods in a straightforward manner. The methods are applied to several important phenomena of solid state physics which impinge on fracture mechanics: adhesion, defect nucleation and growth, dislocation emission, sintering, the electron beam effect and fractal cracks. The book shows how the mathematical models for such processes may be set up, and how the equations so formulated may be solved and interpreted. The many open problems which are encountered will provide topics for MSc and PhD theses in fracture mechanics, and in theoretical and experimental physics.
As a supplementary text, the book can be used in graduate level courses on fracture mechanics, solid matter physics, and mechanics of solids, or in a special course on the application of fracture mechanics methods in solid matter physics.

Author's Preface
Surface Energy of Solidsp. 1
Fluctuations and the Kinetic Theory of Fracturep. 34
Crack Nucleationp. 47
Physics of Sinteringp. 84
Point Defects in Solidsp. 124
Dislocation Emissionp. 154
Relativistic Electron Beams in a Solidp. 227
Fractals in Fracture of Solidsp. 275
Subject Indexp. 309
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ISBN: 9780792344087
ISBN-10: 0792344081
Series: Solid Mechanics and Its Applications
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 322
Published: 28th February 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.65