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Models and Phenomena in Fracture Mechanics


  • Describes and compares advanced models in fracture mechanics Presents the most improtant results, methods and open questions

  • Introduces required mathematical technique, mainly the theory of analytical functions


Part of the Foundations of Engineering Mechanics book series (FOUNDATIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 1-7
  3. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 9-46
  4. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 47-69
  5. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 71-110
  6. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 111-142
  7. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 143-203
  8. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 205-228
  9. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 229-248
  10. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 249-296
  11. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 297-357
  12. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 359-388
  13. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 389-443
  14. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 445-479
  15. Leonid I. Slepyan
    Pages 481-515
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 559-579

About this book


Modern concepts of fracture mechanics are presented consecutively. Homogeneous and structured models, where microstructure plays an essential role, are considered for fracture and phase transition. Firstly, one-dimensional models are comprehensively studied allowing one to retrace the main phenomena without technical difficulties. More realistic models are then used as linear and nonlinear elastic mediums, such as elastic plates with crack closure, viscoelastic discrete lattices, chains and cohesive zone models. Also considered are, crack origination, equilibrium, slow and fast growth. Sub- and super critical crack speed regimes and transition from one regime to another are studied. Fourier transform and related topics, including a version of the Wiener-Hopf technique dealing with originals are presented, as well as required topics from wave theory. This book is targeted at researchers of materials and structures, also at lecturers and advanced students.


cracks damage dynamics fracture fracture mechanics mechanics strength of materials stress

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Solid Mechanics Materials and Systems Faculty of EngineeringTel Aviv UniversityRamat AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Models and Phenomena in Fracture Mechanics
  • Authors Leonid I. Slepyan
  • Series Title Foundations of Engineering Mechanics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-43767-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-07845-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-48010-5
  • Series ISSN 1612-1384
  • Series E-ISSN 1860-6237
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 576
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Theoretical and Applied Mechanics
    Computational Intelligence
    Classical Mechanics
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