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Dynamic Fracture Mechanics

Dynamic Fracture Mechanics


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This volume emphasizes fundamental concepts, both on the development of mathematical models of fracture phenomena and on the analysis of these models. Cases involving stress waves impinging on cracks, tractions suddenly applied to the faces of cracks, and rapid crack growth and arrest are considered in detail. Most of the work is concerned with the behavior of nominally elastic materials, but available results on elastic-plastic and elastic-viscoplastic materials are included. Connections to experimental results and to applications in structural mechanics, seismology, and materials science are noted whenever possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521629225
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/06/2004
Series: Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics Series
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 563
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of symbols; 1. Background and overview; 2. Basic elastodynamic solutions for a stationary crack; 3. Further results for a stationary crack; 4. Asymptotic fields near a moving crack tip; 5. Energy concepts in dynamic fracture; 6. Elastic crack growth at constant speed; 7. Elastic crack growth at nonuniform speed; 8. Plasticity and rate effects during crack growth; Bibliography; Index.

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