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Author Wei, Robert Peh-ying, 1931-
Title Fracture mechanics [electronic resource] : integration of mechanics, materials science, and chemistry / Robert P. Wei.
Published Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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 Electronic Book  TA409 .W45 2010eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (xv, 214 p.) : ill.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. Introduction -- 2. Physical basis of fracture mechanics -- 3. Stress analysis of cracks -- 4. Experimental determination of fracture toughness -- 5. Fracture considerations for design (safety) -- 6. Subcritical crack growth : creep-controlled crack growth -- 7. Subcritical crack growth : stress corrosion cracking and fatigue crack growth (phenomenology) -- 8. Subcritical crack growth -- environmentally enhanced crack growth under sustained loads (or stress corrosion cracking) -- 9. Subcritical crack growth : environmentally enhanced fatigue crack growth (or corrosion fatigue) -- 10. Science-based probability modeling and life-cycle engineering and management.
Summary "Fracture and 'slow' crack growth reflect the response of a material (i.e., its microstructure) to the conjoint actions of mechanical and chemical driving forces and are affected by temperature. There is therefore a need for quantitative understanding and modeling of the influences of chemical and thermal environments and of microstructure, in terms of the key internal and external variables, and for their incorporation into design and probabilistic implications. This text, which the author has used in a fracture mechanics course for advanced undergraduate and graduate students, is based on the work of the author's Lehigh University team whose integrative research combined fracture mechanics, surface and electrochemistry, materials science, and probability and statistics to address a range of fracture safety and durability issues on aluminum, ferrous, nickel, and titanium alloys and ceramics. Examples are included to highlight the approach and applicability of the findings in practical durability and reliability problems"--Provided by publisher.
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Subject Fracture mechanics.
Related To Print version: Wei, Robert Peh-ying, 1931- Fracture mechanics. Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521194 (DLC) 2009044098 (OCoLC)456170389
ISBN 9780511684715 (electronic bk.)
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OCLC number 664005522