Fracture Mechanics

With an Introduction to Micromechanics

  • Dietmar Gross
  • Thomas Seelig

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 5-38
  3. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 39-50
  4. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 51-61
  5. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 63-144
  6. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 145-184
  7. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 185-205
  8. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 207-228
  9. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 229-299
  10. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 301-316
  11. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 317-327
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 329-336

About this book


Concerned with the fundamental concepts and methods of fracture mechanics and micromechanics, Fracture Mechanics primarily focuses on the mechanical description of fracture process; however, material specific aspects are also discussed. The presentation of continuum mechanical and phenomenological foundations is followed by an introduction into classical failure hypotheses. A major part of the book is devoted to linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Further subjects are creep fracture, dynamic fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, probabilistic fracture mechanics, failure of thin films and fracture of piezoelectric materials. The book also contains an extensive introduction into micromechanics. Self-contained and well-illustrated, this text serves as a graduate-level text and reference.


Creep Fracture Damage Mechanics Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Failure hypothesis Linear Fracture Mechanics Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Stress Thin Films fracture mechanics textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
  • Thomas Seelig
    • 2
  1. 1.Inst. MechanikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Inst. MechanikTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-19239-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-19240-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
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