Fracture Mechanics

With an Introduction to Micromechanics

  • Dietmar Gross
  • Thomas Seelig

Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 5-41
  3. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 43-54
  4. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 55-65
  5. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 67-157
  6. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 159-198
  7. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 199-219
  8. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 221-242
  9. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 243-319
  10. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 321-342
  11. Dietmar Gross, Thomas Seelig
    Pages 343-353
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 355-362

About this book


Concerned with the fundamental concepts and methods of fracture mechanics and micromechanics, this textbook primarily focuses on the mechanical description of fracture process. However, material specific aspects are also discussed. The presentation of continuum mechanical and phenomenological foundations is followed by an introduction into classical failure hypotheses. A major part of the book is devoted to linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Further subjects are creep fracture, dynamic fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, probabilistic fracture mechanics, failure of thin films and fracture of piezoelectric materials. The book also contains an extensive introduction into micromechanics. 

The third edition is supplemented with various extensions, particularly with regard to the numerical treatment of fracture mechanical problems. Self-contained, well-illustrated and with further reading suggestions, this text serves as a graduate-level text and reference.


Creep Fracture Damage Mechanics Elastic-Plastic Fracture Mechanics Failure hypothesis Linear Fracture Mechanics Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics Stress Thin Films fracture mechanics textbook

Authors and affiliations

  • Dietmar Gross
    • 1
  • Thomas Seelig
    • 2
  1. 1.Solid MechanicsTU DarmstadtDarmstadtGermany
  2. 2.Karlsruhe University (KIT)Institute of Mechanics Karlsruhe University (KIT)KarslruheGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71089-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71090-7
  • Series Print ISSN 0941-5122
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-063X
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