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Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture, and Fatigue

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This respected handbook introduces the entire spectrum of mechanical behavior of materials, emphasizing practical engineering methods for testing structural materials to obtain their properties, and predicting their strength and life when used for machines, vehicles, and structures. Features expanded discussions ofsafety factors, stress and strain, bending and torsion tests, unknown fiber fraction, 3-D stresses, and modified-Mohr and Coulomb-Mohr criteria. Also addresses maximum shear and octahedral shear criteria, load factor design, fatigue limits, notch sensitivity, R-ratio effects, mean stress relaxation, cyclic bending, mean stresses, and time-temperature parameters. Coverage of fracture mechanics allows readers to analyze the effect of cracks on strength and life without requiring advanced mathematics. Employs actual laboratory data in illustrations, examples, and problems, giving readers realistic impressions as to the actual values and behavior for the material involved. A useful reference for practicing engineers.

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Provides thorough coverage of materials testing and practical methods for predicting the strength and life of mechanical parts and structural members. Covers traditional topics, such as yielding and plasticity, stress-based fatigue analysis, and creep, as well as the relatively new methods of fracture mechanics and strain-based fatigue analysis. For advanced undergraduate or first-year graduate courses. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780132256094
  • Publisher: Pearson Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 5/28/2009

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Structure and Deformation in Materials 23
3 A Survey of Engineering Materials 48
4 Mechanical Testing: Tension Test and Other Basic Tests 102
5 Stress-Strain Relationships and Behavior 166
6 Review of Complex and Principal States of Stress and Strain 205
7 Yielding and Fracture under Combined Stresses 239
8 Fracture of Cracked Members 286
9 Fatigue of Materials: Introduction and Stress-Based Approach 357
10 Stress-Based Approach to Fatigue: Notched Members 420
11 Fatigue Crack Growth 488
12 Plastic Deformation Behavior and Models for Materials 559
13 Stress-Strain Analysis of Plastically Deforming Members 603
14 Strain-Based Approach to Fatigue 649
15 Time-Dependent Behavior: Creep and Damping 706
App. A Review of Selected Topics from Mechanics of Materials 779
App. B Statistical Variation in Materials Properties 798
Bibliography 807
Index 819
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