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The Thermomechanics of Plasticity and Fracture

The Thermomechanics of Plasticity and Fracture



Part of Cambridge Texts in Applied Mathematics

  • Date Published: May 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521397803

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  • This book concentrates upon the mathematical theory of plasticity and fracture as opposed to the physical theory of these fields, and is presented in the thermomechanical framework. It follows the macroscopic, phenomenological approach which proposes equations abstracted from generally accepted experimental facts, studies the adequacy of the consequences drawn from these equations to those facts and then provides useful tools for designers and engineers. The material is drawn from the author's graduate course in Europe and the United States and may be used to form the basis for similar graduate courses on plasticity and fracture. Many worked examples are presented and each chapter concludes with problems for students. The book will thus undoubtedly establish itself as a core text for both students and researchers.

    • Includes many worked examples
    • Material drawn from author's graduate course
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    • Date Published: May 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521397803
    • length: 372 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.549kg
    • contains: 85 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Historical perspective
    1. Introduction to plasticity: experimental facts
    2. Thermomechanics of elastoviscoplastic continua
    3. Small-strain elastoplasticity
    4. Problems in perfect elastoplasticity
    5. Elastoplasticity with strain-hardening
    6. Elements of limit analysis
    7. Crack propagation and fracture mechanics
    8. Elastoplasticity with finite strains
    9. Homogenization of elastoplastic composites
    10. Coupling between plasticity and damage
    11. Numerical solution of plasticity problems
    12. Experimental study using infrared thermography
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  • Author

    Gerard A. Maugin, Université de Paris VI (Pierre et Marie Curie)

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