Deformation and Fracture of Solid-State Materials

Field Theoretical Approach and Engineering Applications

  • Sanichiro Yoshida

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 235-243

About this book


This book introduces a comprehensive theory of deformation and fracture to engineers and applied scientists. The author explains the gist of local symmetry (gauge invariance) intuitively so that engineers and applied physicists can digest it easily, rather than describing physical or mathematical details of the principle. Applications of the theory to practical engineering are also described, such as nondestructive testing, in particular, with the use of an optical interferometric technique called ESPI (Electronic Speckle-Pattern Interferometry). The book provides information on how to apply physical concepts to engineering applications.

This book also:

·         Describes a highly original way to reveal loading hysteresis of a given specimen

·         Presents a fundamentally new approach to deformation and fracture, which offers potential for new applications

·         Introduces the unique application of Electric Speckle-Pattern Interferometry—reading fringe patterns to connect them to the current deformation status

·         Details engineering applications of gauge theory

·         Visualizes otherwise abstract concepts of local symmetry and gauge field


Deformation Analysis Electronic Speckle Pattern Interferometry Field Theory Gauge Invariance Nondestructive Testing

Authors and affiliations

  • Sanichiro Yoshida
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  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and PhysicsSoutheastern Louisiana UniversityHammondUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-2097-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-2098-3
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