© 1990

Crack Dynamics in Metallic Materials

  • J. R. Klepaczko

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 310)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. F. Nilsson
    Pages 1-68
  3. J. F. Kalthoff
    Pages 69-253

About this book


This book provides an up-to-date knowledge on theory and experimental results of rate-dependent fracture processes in metallic materials. The objective is to expose the current status of a growing branch of fracture mechanics called generally "Dynamic Fracture". Crack dynamics takes into account not only the effects of inertia but also rate sensitivity of a material under consideration. This volume has been prepared by four leading authorities in fracture dynamics: D.R. Curran, J.F. Kalthoff, J.R. Klepaczko and F. Nilsson. A broad range of problem is covered: dynamic fracture theory, application of dynamic fracture mechanics, dynamic crack inition and microstatistical fracture mechanics in dynamic fracture. The book in its present format may serve as a text supplement in lecturing on fracture mechanics. On the other hand, it may serve as an instructional aid in engineering of fracture prevention.


dynamics fracture fracture mechanics material mechanics metallic materials metals

Editors and affiliations

  • J. R. Klepaczko
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MetzFrance

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