Modern Applied Fracture Mechanics presents a practical, accessible guide to understanding the basics of fracture mechanics (FM) for current engineering trends. It links FM principles to the solution of industry problems and presents FM software fundamentals, including constraints and proper application, so that these analysis techniques can be used accurately.
Including applications for several software programs, AFGROW, NASGRO, ABAQUS, the book discusses FM as applied to 3D printed material. It also provides an introduction to probabilistic FM. End-of-chapter problems are included, along with real-world examples to enhance student understanding.
The textbook is appropriate for undergraduate students, preparing them for industry, or for advanced studies at the graduate level. Industry professionals and researchers will find this book an excellent resource for understanding basic fracture mechanics principles and methods.
- Provides broad, accessible coverage of mainstream fracture mechanics concepts and applications.
- Focuses on applications, real-world examples, and computer methods in fracture analysis.
- Integrates and explains current end-user software coverage for fracture mechanics.
- Includes numerous worked examples, software examples, and chapter problems.
- Includes a Solutions Manual for adopting instructors.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction. 2. LEFM Fundamentals. 3. Energy Approaches. 4. Applications. 5. Further FM. 6. Experimental Methods. 7. LEFM Software Applications. 8. FEM use in Fracture Mechanics. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Index.
Cameron Coates is a Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Assistant Dean at Kennesaw State University, in Norcross, Georgia. Dr. Coates received his B.Sci from the United States Naval Academy, and his M.Sci and Ph.D from Georgia Tech University. His specialities include fracture mechanics, fatigue analysis, use of engineering software, and computer simulation; and he is active in research and other activities aimed at improving engineering education and student retention.
Valmiki Sooklal is an Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kennesaw State University, whose research areas include experimental and computational fracture mechanics, laser/material interaction, tissue welding, sustainable housing, and remote sensing. Dr. Sooklal graduated from Tulane University, in New Orleans, with a Doctorate in Mechanical Engineering. He also conducts research in Engineering Education, with a focus on developing educations tools to enhance the senior design/capstone process.