Engineering Damage Mechanics

Ductile, Creep, Fatigue and Brittle Failures

  • Jean Lemaitre
  • Rodrigue Desmorat

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Pages 141-190
  3. Pages 191-231
  4. Pages 277-319
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 373-380

About this book


Engineering Damage Mechanics is deliberately oriented toward applications of Continuum Damage Mechanics to failures of mechanical and civil engineering components in ductile, creep, fatigue and brittle conditions depending upon the thermomechanical loading and the materials: metals and alloys, polymers, elastomers, composites, concretes. Nevertheless, to help engineers, researchers, beginners or not, the first two chapters are devoted to the main concepts of damage mechanics and to the associated computational tools.


Continuum Mechanics Damage Mechanics Fatigue Mechanics Fracture Mechanics Material Science alloy fatigue mechanics polymer

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Lemaitre
    • 1
  • Rodrigue Desmorat
    • 1
  1. 1.Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan, L.M.T. CachanUniversité Paris 6CachanFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-21503-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-27293-9
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