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1st Edition

Micro- and Macromechanical Properties of Materials

ISBN 9781138072336
Published March 29, 2017 by CRC Press
620 Pages 387 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This is an English translation of a Chinese textbook that has been designated a national planned university textbook, the highest award given to scientific textbooks in China. The book provides a complete overview of mechanical properties and fracture mechanics in materials science, mechanics, and physics. It details the macro- and micro-mechanical properties of metal structural materials, nonmetal structural materials, and various functional materials. It also discusses the macro and micro failure mechanism under different loadings and contains research results on thin film mechanics, smart material mechanics, and more.

Table of Contents


Fundamentals of Elasto-Plastic Mechanics
Stress–Strain Relationship

Basis of Macro- and Microfracture Mechanics
Analysis of Macrofracture Mechanics
Analysis of Microfracture Mechanics

Basic Mechanical Properties of Materials
Basic Mechanical Properties of Materials
Measurement of the Basic Mechanical Properties of Materials

Material Hardness and the Size Effect
Introduction to Material Hardness
Brinell Hardness
Rockwell Hardness
Vickers Hardness
Dynamic Indentation Hardness Testing
Scratch Testing for Materials’ Hardness
Size Effect in Materials and Hardness

Testing of Material Fracture Toughness
Testing of Plane Strain Fracture Toughness KIC
Testing of Surface Crack’s Fracture Toughness KIE
Testing of Plane Stress Fracture Toughness KC
Testing of J Integral’s Critical Value JIC
Testing of COD’s Critical Value δC

Residual Stresses in Materials
Introduction to Residual Stresses
Measurement of Residual Stresses
Influence of Residual Stresses on the Mechanical Properties of Materials

Creep and Fatigue of Metals
Introduction to Creep of Metallic Materials
Creep Mechanisms and Creep Mechanism Diagrams of Metallic Materials
Introduction to Fatigue of Metallic Materials
Fatigue Failure and Fatigue Mechanisms of Metallic Materials
Methodology of Study of Fatigue Failure in Metallic Materials
Cyclic Stress–Strain Curves of Metallic Materials
Interaction of Creep and Fatigue

Mechanical Properties of Materials in Environmental Media
Stress Corrosion Cracking
Hydrogen Embrittlement
Corrosion Fatigue Cracking
Corrosive Wear
Other Environmentally Assisted Cracking or Embrittlement Issues

Macro- and Microcomputational Materials Mechanics
Structural Hierarchy of Materials and Computational Materials Science
Computational Material Mechanics at the Macroscale
Computational Micromechanics of Materials
Computational Nanomechanics of Materials
Multiscale Computational Analysis

Mechanical Properties of Smart Materials
Introduction to Smart Materials
Shape Memory Alloys
Magnetostrictive Materials and Ferromagnetic Shape Memory Alloys
Ferroelectric and Piezoelectric Materials

Mechanical Properties of Thin Films
An Overview
Elastic Modulus and Stress–Strain Relationship of Thin Films
Residual Stress of Thin Films
Interface Fracture Toughness of Thin Films
Fracture and Polarization of Ferroelectric Films
Flexure of Ductile Thin Films

Mechanical Properties of Polymer Materials
Polymer Viscoelasticity
Mechanical Models of Viscoelastic Behavior of Polymers
Hyperelasticity of Polymers
Yielding and Fracture of Polymers

Ceramics and the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Coating Materials
Overview of Ceramic Materials
Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Materials
Fracture Toughness and Testing Methods of Ceramic Materials
Strength of Ceramic Materials
Thermal Shock Resistance of Ceramic Materials
Creep of Ceramic Materials

Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials
Introduction to Composite Materials
Mechanical Properties of Fiber-Reinforced Composite Materials
Mechanical Properties of Particle-Reinforced Composite Materials
Applications and Prospects of the Development of Composite Materials


Chapters include exercises and references.

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"This book offers the most comprehensive and complete overview of mechanical properties and fracture mechanics in the field of materials science. Besides, it provides a complete and rigorous overview in the research areas of mechanics and materials sciences from the viewpoint of length scales. … Moreover, this book focuses on connections between scientific theories, experiment methods and engineering applications so as to serve as a good manual for engineers and technicians on mechanics of materials."
––Daining Fang, LTCS, College of Engineering, Peking University, Beijing, China

"This book covers a wide range of topics from the fundamental aspects of mechanics to the mechanical properties of various materials including functional bulk materials and coating materials as well as thin films. I believe such a comprehensive book will be most helpful for the graduate students particularly in the mechanical engineering and materials science and engineering departments."
––Jing-Feng Li, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

"This is a textbook uniquely designed to interest students and researchers alike with an integrated method in dealing with material mechanical properties: macroscopic failure is explained with microscopic reasons. This is an interesting and surely good new perspective in understanding materials properties, functions and failure. Senior undergraduate students, research students and seasoned researchers in materials science and engineering would find it very useful."
—Sam Zhang, Nanyang Technological University