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The Thermomechanics of Plasticity and Fracture : Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature - Gerard A. Maugin

The Thermomechanics of Plasticity and Fracture

Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature

Hardcover Published: 21st May 1992
ISBN: 9780521394765
Number Of Pages: 372

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This book concentrates upon the mathematical theory of plasticity and fracture as opposed to the physical theory of these fields, and is presented in the thermomechanical framework. It follows the macroscopic, phenomenological approach which proposes equations abstracted from generally accepted experimental facts, studies the adequacy of the consequences drawn from these equations to those facts and then provides useful tools for designers and engineers. The material is drawn from the author's graduate course in Europe and the United States and may be used to form the basis for similar graduate courses on plasticity and fracture. Many worked examples are presented and each chapter concludes with problems for students. The book will thus undoubtedly establish itself as a core text for both students and researchers.

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"One could characterize the style of the book as 'robust'. It has obvious pedagogical appeal. In the introduction the author expresses his hope that the book will find its place both on the student's shelf and in the professional scientist's office. The reviewer strongly recommends that." Miroslav Silhavy, Mathematical Reviews

Preface
Historical perspective
Notation
Introduction to plasticity: experimental facts
Thermomechanics of elastoviscoplastic continua
Small-strain elastoplasticity
Problems in perfect elastoplasticity
Elastoplasticity with strain-hardening
Elements of limit analysis
Crack propagation and fracture mechanics
Elastoplasticity with finite strains
Homogenization of elastoplastic composites
Coupling between plasticity and damage
Numerical solution of plasticity problems
Experimental study using infrared thermography
Appendices
Further reading
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521394765
ISBN-10: 0521394767
Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 21st May 1992
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.71

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