1st Edition

Micro- and Macromechanical Properties of Materials

By Yichun Zhou, Li Yang, Yongli Huang Copyright 2013
    620 Pages 387 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    620 Pages 387 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.


    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.


    Li Yang, Yichun Zhou, Yongli Huang

    "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