The Science and Engineering of Cutting
The Mechanics and Processes of Separating, Scratching and Puncturing Biomaterials, Metals and Non-metals
The materials mechanics of the controlled separation of a body into two or more parts - cutting - using a blade or tool or other mechanical implement is a ubiquitous process in most engineering disciplines. This is the only book available devoted to the cutting of materials generally, the mechanics of which (toughness, fracture, deformation, plasticity, tearing, grating, chewing, etc.) have wide ranging implications for engineers, medics, manufacturers, and process engineers, making this text of particular interest to a wide range of engineers and specialists.
Student and professional mechanical, materials, and manufacturing engineers, process and food engineers, related interest from biomedical, civil and other technology fields.