An extensive and comprehensive survey of one- and three-dimensional damage models for elastic and inelastic solids. The book not only provides a rich current source of knowledge, but also describes examples of practical applications, numerical procedures, and computer codes. The style throughout is systematic, clear, and concise, and supported by illustrative diagrams. The state of the art is given by some 200 references.
Table of ContentsContinuum Damage Mechanics basic concepts; Effect of isotropic damage evolution on (visco)plasticity; Three-dimensional anisotropic damage representation; Three-dimensional anisotropic damage accumulation; Coupled thermo-damage and damage-fracture fields; Creep damage and failure of simple structures; Axisymmetric heat transfer problems in damaged cylinders and disks; Creep-damage and failure of axisymmetric disks with shear effect included; Creep damage and failure analysis of thin axisymmetric plates; Two-dimensional coupled anisotropic creep-brittle damage and elastic-brittle failure problems; Formulation of optimal design under creep-damage conditions; Optimal design of axisymmetric disks; Optimal design of thin axisymmetric plates