Theoretical treatments of fracture mechanics abound in the literature. Among the first books to address this vital topic from an applied standpoint was the first edition of Practical Fracture Mechanics in Design. Completely updated and expanded to reflect recent developments in the field, the second edition of this valuable reference concisely revi
Preface to the Second Edition. Preface to the First Edition. Historical Developments in Fracture Mechanics and Overview. Stress and Energy Criteria and Fracture. Calculation of Stress Intensity. Test and Analysis of Fracture Toughness. Crack Mechanics. Elements of Structural Integrity. Experimental Determination of Stress Intensity Factor KI. Dynamic Fracture. Fracture Toughness of Fiber Reinforced Composites. Post Mortem Failure Analysis. Case Studies. Introductory Fracture Control. Design Considerations. Index.