Elements of Fracture Mechanics

by: Prof. Prashant Kumar


Abstract: Fracture Mechanics is an essential tool to evaluate whether a component is likely to fill or not. This book has been written in a simple and step-wise manner to help readers familiarise with the basic and advanced topics. Elements of Fracture Mechanics comprehensively covers: - Stress Intensity Factor - Energy Release Rate - J-Integral - Experimental techniques - Fatigue Failure - Environment assisted fracture - FEA of cracks - Mixed mode fracture - Non-destructive test methods Additionally, it has over 185 illustrations to further reinforce and simplify the learning process. With this coverage, the book will be useful to professionals and students of engineering.
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Title: Elements of Fracture Mechanics

Publisher: McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2009 McGraw Hill Education (India) Private Limited

ISBN: 9780070656963

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Prof. Prashant Kumar was, till recently, with the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has over three decades of teaching and research experience. A B. Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, he has M.S. in Design from University of California, Berkeley, USA. He worked as a Design Engineer in Los Angeles for over two years. In 1976 he obtained his Ph.D. in Mechanics of Solids from Brown University, USA.

Description: Fracture Mechanics is an essential tool to evaluate whether a component is likely to fill or not. This book has been written in a simple and step-wise manner to help readers familiarise with the basic and advanced topics. Elements of Fracture Mechanics comprehensively covers: - Stress Intensity Factor - Energy Release Rate - J-Integral - Experimental techniques - Fatigue Failure - Environment assisted fracture - FEA of cracks - Mixed mode fracture - Non-destructive test methods Additionally, it has over 185 illustrations to further reinforce and simplify the learning process. With this coverage, the book will be useful to professionals and students of engineering.