Fracture Mechanics


  • Zhihe Jin, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University of Maine, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University of Maine


  • Chin-Teh Sun, Neil A. Armstrong Distinguished Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics Purdue University

Most design engineers are tasked to design against failure, and one of the biggest causes of product failure is failure of the material due to fatigue/fracture. From leading experts in fracture mechanics, this new text provides new approaches and new applications to advance the understanding of crack initiation and propagation. With applications in composite materials, layered structures, and microelectronic packaging, among others, this timely coverage is an important resource for anyone studying or applying concepts of fracture mechanics.
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Graduate students and researchers studying mechanics. Appropriate for Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, and Biomedical Engineers in the field of mechanics


Book information

  • Published: October 2011
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-385001-0

Table of Contents


Griffith Theory of Fracture

Elastic Stress Field Around a Crack Tip

Energy Release Rate

Mixed Mode Fracture

Crack Tip Plasticity

Elastic-Plastic Fracture Criteria

Interfacial Cracks Between Two Dissimilar Solids

Cohesive Zone Model

Appendix:  Stress Intensity Factors