1st Edition

Modern Applied Fracture Mechanics

By Cameron Coates, Valmiki Sooklal Copyright 2022
    242 Pages 93 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    242 Pages 93 Color & 85 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Modern Applied Fracture Mechanics presents a practical, accessible guide to understanding and applying basic linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) techniques to problems commonly seen in industry, including fatigue analysis, failure analysis, and damage tolerance.

    Including applications for several software programs, AFGROW, MATLAB®, ABAQUS, and a web-based FM calculator, the book discusses appropriate models, assumptions, and typical input/output parameters. It provides a framework that will enable readers to quickly learn and use fracture mechanics (FM) software packages and/or write their own code to solve unique or standard FM problems. The book covers the fundamental concepts needed to successfully execute routine applications or conduct experimental investigations. 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 the industry, and for advanced studies in fracture mechanics at the graduate level. Industry professionals and researchers will find this book a valuable resource for understanding basic fracture mechanics principles and methods.

    Features include:

    • Provides broad, accessible coverage of common fracture mechanics concepts and applications.
    • Focuses on applications, real-world examples, and numerical methods in fracture analysis.
    • Integrates and explains current end-user software coverage for fracture mechanics.
    • Includes numerous sample problems, software examples, and end-of-chapter problems.
    • Includes a Solutions Manual for adopting instructors.

    Preface. Authors. 1 Fracture Mechanics.  2 Fundamentals of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics: Basic.  3 Energy Approaches.  4 Applications.  5 Further Fracture Mechanics Applications.  6 Experimental Methods.  7 Software Applications for Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics.  8 Finite Element Method Use in Fracture Mechanics. Appendix A. Appendix B. Appendix C. Index.


    Cameron Coates is Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Assistant Dean at Kennesaw State University, in Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Coates earned his B.Sci from the United States Naval Academy, and his M.Sci and Ph.D from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His recent research includes solid mechanics, and fracture mechanics, aerospace and biomechanical applications, and engineering education. He has received summer research fellow appointments to the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the US Air Force Research Lab, Wright Patterson AFB. Dr. Coates is passionate about student learning and growth.

    Valmiki Sooklal is Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Kennesaw State University. His 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 education tools to enhance the senior design/capstone process.