The Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue / Edition 1

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Comprehensive in scope and readable, this book explores the methods used by engineers to analyze and predict the mechanical behavior of materials. Author Norman E. Dowling provides thorough coverage of materials testing and practical methods for forecasting the strength and life of mechanical parts and structural members. Mechanical Behavior of Materials also features reviews of materials science and stress and strain. This Second Edition includes updated coverage throughout, additions to the already numerous worked examples, and two new appendices.
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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: 9780135790465
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional Technical Reference
  • Publication date: 3/28/1993
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 880
  • Product dimensions: 7.43 (w) x 9.57 (h) x 1.38 (d)

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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