Mechanics of Finite Deformation and Fracture

Author: Majid Aleyaasin
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1498717020
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This important work covers the fundamentals of finite deformation in solids and constitutive relations for different types of stresses in large deformation of solids. In addition, the book covers the fracture phenomena in brittle or quasi-brittle materials in which large deformation does not occur. The book provides a thorough understanding of fracture mechanics as well. Since mathematical proof with full derivation is demonstrated throughout the book, readers will gain the skills to understand and drive the basic concepts on their own, enabling them to put forward new ideas and solutions. Finite deformations in material can occur with change of geometry such that the deformed shape may not resemble the initial shape. Analyzing these types of deformations needs a particular mathematical tool that is always associated with tensor notations. In general the geometry may be non-orthogonal, and the use of covariant and contra-variant tensor concepts to express the finite deformations and the associated mechanical strains are needed. In addition, it is obvious that in large deformations, there are several definitions for stress, each depending on the frame of the stress definitions. The constitutive equations in material also depends on the type of stress that is introduced. In simulation of the material deformation, components of the deformation tensor will be transformed from one frame to another either in orthogonal or in non-orthogonal coordinate of geometry. This informative book covers all this in detail.

IUTAM Symposium on Computational Mechanics of Solid Materials at Large Strains

Author: Christian Miehe
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401702977
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The steady increase in computational power induces an equally steady increase in the complexity of the engineering models and associated computer codes. This particularly affects the modeling of the mechanical response of materials. Material behavior is nowadays modeled in the strongly nonlinear range by tak ing into account finite strains, complex hysteresis effects, fracture phenomena and multiscale features. Progress in this field is of fundamental importance for many engineering disciplines, especially those concerned with material testing, safety, reliability and serviceability analyses of engineering structures. In recent years many important achievements have been made in the field of the theoretical formulation, the mathematical analysis and the numerical im plementation of deformation processes in solids. Computational methods and simulation techniques today play a central role in advancing the understanding of complex material behavior. Research in the field of "ComputationalMechan ics of Materials" is concerned with the development of mathematical models and numerical solution techniques for the simulation of material response. It is a very broad interdisciplinary field of science with inputs from traditional fields such as Applied Mechanics, Applied Mathematics, Materials Science, Solid State Physics and Information Technology. The intention of the IUTAM Symposium "Computational Mechanics of Solid Materials at Large Strains", held at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, from August 20-24, 200I, was to give a state of the art and a survey about recent developments in this field and to create perspectives for future research trends.

Fracture Mechanics

Author: Dominique P. Miannay
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387982427
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Intended for engineers from a variety of disciplines dealing with structural materials, this text describes the current state of knowledge. It begins by describing the fracture process at the two extremes of scale: first in the context of atomic structures, then in terms of a continuous elastic medium. Treating the fracture process in increasingly sophisticated ways, the book then considers plastic corrections and the procedures for measuring the toughness of materials. Practical considerations are then discussed, including crack propagation, geometry dependence, flaw density, mechanisms of failure by cleavage, the ductile-brittle transition, and continuum damage mechanics. The whole is rounded off with discussions of generalised plasticity and the link between the microscopic and macroscopic aspects, and problems are provided at the end of each chapter.

Fracture Mechanics

Author: Ravinder Chona
Publisher: ASTM International
ISBN: 9780803118676
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The proceedings of the 23rd National Symposium on Fracture Mechanics, held in College Station, Texas, June 1991, present a broad overview of the current state of the art in fracture mechanics research. Following the Swerdlow Lecture (Structural Problems in Search of Fracture Mechanics Solutions by

Fracture Mechanics

Author: Alan T. Zehnder
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400725949
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Fracture mechanics is a vast and growing field. This book develops the basic elements needed for both fracture research and engineering practice. The emphasis is on continuum mechanics models for energy flows and crack-tip stress- and deformation fields in elastic and elastic-plastic materials. In addition to a brief discussion of computational fracture methods, the text includes practical sections on fracture criteria, fracture toughness testing, and methods for measuring stress intensity factors and energy release rates. Class-tested at Cornell, this book is designed for students, researchers and practitioners interested in understanding and contributing to a diverse and vital field of knowledge.

Extended Finite Element Method

Author: Amir R. Khoei
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118457684
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Introduces the theory and applications of the extended finite element method (XFEM) in the linear and nonlinear problems of continua, structures and geomechanics Extended Finite Element Method: Theory and Applications introduces the theory and applications of the extended finite element method (XFEM) in the linear and nonlinear problems of continua, structures and geomechanics. The XFEM approach is based on an extension of standard finite element method based on the partition of unity method. Extended Finite Element Method: Theory and Applications begins by introducing the concept of partition of unity, various enrichment functions, and fundamentals of XFEM formulation. It then covers the theory and application of XFEM in large deformations, plasticity and contact problems. The implementation of XFEM in fracture mechanics, including the linear, cohesive, and ductile crack propagation is also covered. The theory and applications of the XFEM in multiphase fluid flow, including the hydraulic fracturing in soil saturated media and crack propagation in thermo-hydro-mechanical porous media, is also discussed in detail. Introduces the theory and applications of the extended finite element method (XFEM) in the linear and nonlinear problems of continua, structures and geomechanics Explores the concept of partition of unity, various enrichment functions, and fundamentals of XFEM formulation. Covers numerous applications of XFEM including fracture mechanics, large deformation, plasticity, multiphase flow, hydraulic fracturing and contact problems Accompanied by a website hosting source code and examples

Fracture Mechanics

Author: Huy Duong Bui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402048378
Format: PDF
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This book presents, in a unified manner, a variety of topics in Continuum and Fracture Mechanics: energy methods, conservation laws, mathematical methods to solve two-dimensional and three-dimensional crack problems. Moreover, a series of new subjects is presented in a straightforward manner, accessible to under-graduate students. Emphasizing physical or experimental back-grounds, then analysis and theoretical results, this monograph is intended for use by students and researchers in solid mechanics, mechanical engineering and applied mathematics.

III European Conference on Computational Mechanics

Author: C. A. Mota Soares
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1402053703
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III European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problem in Engineering Computational Mechanics in Solid, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering is today a mature science with applications to major industrial projects. This book contains the edited version of the Abstracts of Plenary and Keynote Lectures and Papers, and a companion CD-ROM with the full-length papers, presented at the III European Conference on Computational Mechanics: Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering (ECCM-2006), held in the National Laboratory of Civil Engineering, Lisbon, Portugal 5th - 8th June 2006. The book reflects the state-of-art of Computation Mechanics in Solids, Structures and Coupled Problems in Engineering and it includes contributions by the world most active researchers in this field.