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Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 5th Edition

Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, 5th Edition

Richard W. Hertzberg, Richard P. Vinci, Jason L. Hertzberg

ISBN: 978-0-470-52780-1

Apr 2012

784 pages

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Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials provides a combined fracture mechanics-materials approach to the fracture of engineering solids with comprehensive treatment and detailed explanations and references, making it the perfect resource for senior and graduate engineering students, and practicing engineers alike.

The 5th edition includes new end-of-chapter homework problems, examples, illustrations, and a new chapter on products liability and recall addressing the associated social consequences of product failure. The new edition continues to discuss actual failure case histories, and includes new discussion of the fracture behavior and fractography of ceramics, glasses, and composite materials, and a section on natural materials including bone and sea shells.

New co-authors Richard P. Vinci and Jason L. Hertzberg add their talent and expertise to broaden the book's perspective, while maintaining a balance between the continuum mechanics understanding of the failure of solids and the roles of the material's nano- and microstructure as they influence the mechanical properties of materials.


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Chapter 1. Elastic Response of Solids

Chapter 2. Yielding and Plastic Flow

Chapter 3. Controlling Strength

Chapter 4. Time-Dependent Deformation

Chapter 5. Fracture: An Overview

Chapter 6. Elements of Fracture Mechanics

Chapter 7. Fracture Toughness

Chapter 8. Environment-Assisted Cracking

Chapter 9. Cyclic Stress and Strain Fatigue

Chapter 10. Fatigue Crack Propagation

Chapter 11. Analyses of Engineering Failures

Chapter 12. Consequences of Product Failure

• Substantially reorganized to improve flow and to more clearly delineate topics related to elasticity, yielding, plastic flow, time dependent deformation, fracture, and fatigue.
• Greater balance and integration among material classes, with increased coverage of glass, ceramics, polymers, composites, nanomaterials, and natural materials including bone and mollusk shells.
• New examples and case histories of actual failures, including shot guns, manatee bones, and the Titanic ship's deficient wrought iron rivets.
• New sections on elastic buckling, adhesion, and ultra high cycle fatigue.
• Expanded discussions of yield criteria, fractography, environmental degradation mechanisms, and environmentally enhanced fatigue crack propagation processes.
• A new chapter discussing product liability and product recall.
• Revised and supplemented appendices containing new specimen configurations and Y calibrations.
• Revised and expanded indices, and a new guide to data tables inside the back cover.
• Over 1500 references cited throughout the text, including more than 300 new sources.
• More than 550 figures, with over 80 new illustrations, hundreds of redrawn plots, and photographs recreated from the original images.
• More than 300 new end-chapter problems now organized by learning goal.

• Combined fracture mechanics-materials approach to the fracture of engineering solids
• Comprehensive treatment, and detailed explanations and references
• Case Studies and Case Histories of real engineering failures