During the last five years a considerable amount of research on elastic-plastic fracture mechanics has been conducted. The aim of this book is to show the use and application of fracture mechanics to practical problems. The book deals with the following aspects: basic problems and concepts; mechanisms of fracture and crack growth; the elastic crack-tip stress field; the crack tip plastic zone; the energy principle; dynamics and crack arrest; plane strain fracture toughness; plane stress and transitional behaviour; elastic-plastic fracture; fatigue crack propagation; fracture resistance of materials; fail-safety and damage tolerance; determination of stress intensity factors; practical problems; fracture of structures; stiffened sheet structures; and prediction of fatigue crack growth. (TRRL)

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  • Corporate Authors:

    Martinus Nijhoff Publishers

    P.O. Box 566
    The Hague,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Broek, D
  • Publication Date: 1984

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 469 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00399433
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • ISBN: 90-247-2656-5
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 25 2004 1:41AM