The Theory of Critical Distances - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080444789, 9780080554723

The Theory of Critical Distances

1st Edition

A New Perspective in Fracture Mechanics

Authors: David Taylor
Hardcover ISBN: 9780080444789
eBook ISBN: 9780080554723
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 30th May 2007
Page Count: 306
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Description

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Theory of Critical Distances: Basics Chapter 3. The Theory of Critical Distances in Detail Chapter 4. Other Theories of Fracture Chapter 5. Ceramics Chapter 6. Polymers Chapter 7. Metals Chapter 8. Composites Chapter 9. Fatigue Chapter 10. Contact Problems Chapter 11. Multiaxial Loading Chapter 12. Case Studies and Practical Aspects Chapter 13. Theoretical Studies

Key Features

  • Comprehensive collection of published data, plus new data from the author's own laboratories
  • A simple 'how-to-do-it' exposition of the method, plus examples and case studies
  • Detailed theoretical treatment
  • Covers all classes of materials: metals, polymers, ceramics and composites
  • Includes fracture, fatigue, fretting, size effects and multiaxial loading

Readership

This book is suitable for academics and research students in universities and design engineers in companies manufacturing any type of mechanical components (cars, aircraft, chairs, washing machines). It is also suitable for students taking undergraduate and postgraduate courses in fracture mechanics and failure analysis.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction Chapter 2. The Theory of Critical Distances: Basics Chapter 3. The Theory of Critical Distances in Detail Chapter 4. Other Theories of Fracture Chapter 5. Ceramics Chapter 6. Polymers Chapter 7. Metals Chapter 8. Composites Chapter 9. Fatigue Chapter 10. Contact Problems Chapter 11. Multiaxial Loading Chapter 12. Case Studies and Practical Aspects Chapter 13. Theoretical Studies

Details

No. of pages:
306
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Elsevier Science 2007
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier Science
eBook ISBN:
9780080554723
Hardcover ISBN:
9780080444789

About the Author

David Taylor

David Taylor, Associate Professor in Materials Engineering at Trinity College Dublin, has thirty years' experience in the field of material failure. His activities include fundamental research in the fields of fracture mechanics and biomechanics, and consultancy work on industrial design and forensic failure analysis.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland