Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications – T.L. Anderson – 2nd Edition


This bestselling text/reference provides a comprehensive treatment of the of mechanics. It presents theoretical background as well as practical applications, and it integrates science with solid mechanics. In the Second Edition, about 30% of the material has been updated and expanded; new is discussed, and feedback from users of the first edition has been incorporated.

With its combination of practicality, readability, and rigor that is characteristic of any truly authoritative reference and text, Mechanics: and quickly established itself as the most comprehensive guide to available. It has been adopted by more than 100 universities and embraced by thousands of professional engineers worldwide. Now in its edition, the continues to raise the bar in both scope and coverage. It encompasses theory and applications, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, and science with a unified, balanced, and in-depth approach.

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Table of Contents

Part I Introduction
1: History and Overview

Part II Fundamental Concepts
2: Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics
3: Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics
4: Dynamic and Time-Dependent Fracture

Part III Material Behavior
5: Fracture Mechanisms in Metals
6: Fracture Mechanisms in Nonmetals

Part IV Applications
7: Fracture Toughness Testing of Metals
8: Fracture Testing of Nonmetals
9: Application to Structures
10: Fatigue Crack Propagation
11: Environmentally Assisted Cracking in Metals
12: Computational Fracture Mechanics
13: Practice Problems

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