## Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Second EditionThis bestselling text/reference provides a comprehensive treatment of the fundamentals of fracture mechanics. It presents theoretical background as well as practical applications, and it integrates materials science with solid mechanics. In the Second Edition, about 30% of the material has been updated and expanded; new technology is discussed, and feedback from users of the first edition has been incorporated. |

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### Contents

HISTORY AND OVERVIEW | 3 |

LINEAR ELASTIC FRACTURE MECHANICS | 31 |

MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS OF LINEAR | 101 |

ELASTICPLASTIC FRACTURE MECHANICS | 117 |

MATHEMATICAL FOUNDATIONS | 183 |

DYNAMIC AND TIMEDEPENDENT FRACTURE | 205 |

FRACTURE MECHANISMS IN METALS | 265 |

STATISTICAL MODELING OF CLEAVAGE | 307 |

EXPERIMENTAL ESTIMATES | 418 |

REFERENCES | 456 |

FATIGUE CRACK PROPAGATION | 513 |

APPLICATION OF THE J CONTOUR | 559 |

COMPUTATIONAL FRACTURE MECHANICS | 565 |

APPENDIX 11 | 595 |

COMPILATION OF K J COMPLIANCE AND LIMIT | 601 |

PRACTICE PROBLEMS | 657 |

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American Society analysis applied approach assuming ASTM STP behavior bending boundary brittle ceramics Chapter characterize cleavage fracture compact specimen computed configurations constant contour crack extension crack faces crack growth crack length crack plane crack propagation crack tip crack tip conditions creep critical CTOD defined deformation depends dimensional analysis driving force ductile effects elastic-plastic energy release rate Equation estimate failure fatigue crack growth FIGURE finite element finite element analysis flaw fracture mechanics fracture toughness fracture toughness tests fully plastic function geometry growing crack initiation integral Kmax LEFM linear elastic load measure metals method microcrack Mode nonlinear parameter Philadelphia plane strain plane stress plastic zone plate polymers problems quasistatic relationship schematically Section SENB specimens singularity small scale yielding Society for Testing solution steel stress intensity factor strip yield model structure surface temperature tensile tensile stress Testing and Materials thickness valid viscoelastic yield strength