Finnie's Notes on Fracture Mechanics

Fundamental and Practical Lessons

  • C. K. H. Dharan
  • B. S. Kang
  • Iain Finnie

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 1-19
  3. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 21-61
  4. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 63-94
  5. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 95-131
  6. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 133-168
  7. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 169-200
  8. C. K. H. Dharan, B. S. Kang, Iain Finnie
    Pages 215-249

About this book

Introduction

This textbook consists primarily of notes by Iain Finnie who taught a popular course on fracture mechanics at the University of California at Berkeley. It presents a comprehensive and detailed exposition of fracture, the fundamentals of fracture mechanics and procedures for the safe design of engineering components made from metal alloys, brittle materials like glasses and ceramics, and composites. Interesting and practical problems are listed at the end of most chapters to give the student practice in applying the theory. A solutions manual is provided to the instructor. The text presents a unified perspective of fracture with a strong fundamental foundation and practical applications. In addition to its role as a text, this reference would be invaluable for the practicing engineer who is involved in the design and evaluation of components that are fracture critical.

This book also:

Presents details of derivations of the basic equations of fracture mechanics and the historical context of the development of fracture theory and methodology

Treats linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics methodologies beginning with a review of the basic equations of solid mechanics followed by solutions useful in fracture prediction

Illustrates the basis of linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM), practical applications of LEFM in the design of fracture-tolerant structural components

Offers interesting, practical, classroom proven problems at the end of most chapters

Includes instructor's solutions manual

 

Keywords

Crack Propagation Fracture Mechanics Fracture Prediction Fracture Toughness Mechanics of Composites Stress Analysis

Authors and affiliations

  • C. K. H. Dharan
    • 1
  • B. S. Kang
    • 2
  • Iain Finnie
    • 3
  1. 1.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA
  2. 2.Research Institute of Mechanical TechnolPusan National UniversityBeon-gil, BusanKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.University of California at BerkeleyBerkeleyUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-2477-6
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2476-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2477-6
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