Almost all books available on fracture mechanics cover the majority of topics presented in this book, and often much, much more. While great as references, this makes teaching from them more difficult because the materials are not typically presented in the order that most professors cover them in their lectures and more than half the information p
Fundamentals of the Theory of Elasticity. Elastic Crack Model. Energy Balance. Effect of Plasticity. J-Integral. Fatigue Crack Growth. SIF for Some Practical Crack Geometries. Numerical Analysis. Westergaard Stress Function. Advanced Topics.