Lecture Notes on Fracture Mechanics
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This book is written for students who want to understand, apply and contribute to the vast and growing field of fracture mechanics. The emphasis is on mechanics models for crack tip fields and energy flows. A brief discussion of computational fracture methods is given along with applied aspects such as fracture toughness testing and fracture criteria. As I intend to update the notes, I would be happy to take any suggestions or corrections and am open to collaboration to expand the coverage.
This item was removed by request of the Author on 3/28/2012. An electronic copy of this work is now available at http://www.springerlink.com/content/g80164677761/#section=1009356&page=1
fracture; fracture toughness; energy release rate; stress intensity factor; J integral; fracture criteria; fatigue; ductile fracture; brittle fracture; cohesive zone; small scale yielding; large scale yielding; crack; crack stability; plastic zone; crack tip; Dugdale model; toughness test; computational fracture; domain integral; modified crack closure; nodal release
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