Fracture mechanics has established itself as an important discipline of growing interest to those working to assess the safety, reliability and service life of engineering structures and materials. In order to calculate the loading situation at cracks and defects, nowadays numerical techniques like finite element method (FEM) have become indispensable tools for a broad range of applications. The present monograph provides an introduction to the essential concepts of fracture mechanics, its main goal being to procure the special techniques for FEM analysis of crack problems, which have to date only been mastered by experts. All kinds of static, dynamic and fatigue fracture problems are treated in two- and three-dimensional elastic and plastic structural components. The usage of the various solution techniques is demonstrated by means of sample problems selected from practical engineering case studies. The primary target group includes graduate students, researchers in academia and engineers in practice.
Number of pages: 472
Weight: 937 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 30 mm
Edition: 2013 ed.
From the reviews: "The main part of the book is focused on specific numerical techniques to analyze plane and spatial crack problems in elastic and plastic materials. The textbook is addressed to graduate students of engineering courses. It can be helpful also for engineers in design and computation departments of many industrial branches. The book should build a bridge for material scientists and material engineers to use numerical techniques for material modeling." (Jan Sladek, zbMATH, Vol. 1277, 2014)