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Books in Soils, Plants, and the Environment #102: Practical Fracture Mechanics in Designby Alexander Blake
Synopses & Reviews
Emphasizing a balanced approach to design that integrates fracture mechanics, materials science and stress analysis, this work explains the fundamentals of fracture and provides clear definitions, basic formulas and worked examples. Case studies highlight fracture mechanics parameters of particular materials and hands-on stress analysis techniques.
Book News Annotation:
Describes an approach to mechanical design that integrates fracture mechanics, materials science, and stress analysis, providing definitions, basic formulas, and elementary worked examples that should be accessible to engineers in a wide range of fields, materials scientists, and graduate and advanced undergraduate students in those fields. The goal is allow designers to better assess the cause of fractures and to develop methods for minimizing the frequency and extent of structural failures. Discusses calculational and experimental aspects of fracture mechanics that are considered supplemental to conventional stress analysis and materials technology. Emphasizes linear elastic fracture mechanics and surveys stress calculations and material selection in making fracture control decisions.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-427) and index.
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