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Dynamic Fracture Mechanics

Dynamic Fracture Mechanics


Part of Cambridge Monographs on Mechanics

  • Date Published: June 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521629225
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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.

    • Thorough treatment of the subject by a leading figure
    • Mathematically rigorous
    • Topical subject with growing applications
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'This comprehensive review of a most difficult subject reflects the author's considerable experience and maturity in this area … Interesting directions for future research are suggested in the treatment of the topics.' Applied Mechanics Review

    ' … the standard text for everyone working in or just entering this attractive field of solid mechanics … It should be presented on the desks of all researchers and practitioners involved in problem of dynamic failure.' D. Gross, ZAMM

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    22nd Jun 2015 by Eswar123

    A wonderful book written by Prof. Freund. This book can be considered as a BIBLE of Dynamic fracture. I seriously recommend this books for the people working in the area of Dynamic fracture.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521629225
    • length: 584 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • contains: 101 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    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

  • Author

    L. B. Freund, Brown University, Rhode Island

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