A Course on Damage Mechanics

  • Jean Lemaitre

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Jean Lemaitre
    Pages 1-37
  3. Jean Lemaitre
    Pages 95-153
  4. Jean Lemaitre
    Pages 154-221
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 222-228

About this book


This well-established textbook teaches macroscopic modeling for design, processing, testing, and control of mechanical components in engineering. The first chapter deals with the phenomenology of damage; the second couples damage to strains and covers the three-dimensional situation; the third is devoted to kinetic laws of damage evolution used by the author to unify many models; the fourth gives several methods for predicting crack initiation. Detailed calculations and many exercises help students to apply the powerful techniques to practical problems in engineering.
This second, corrected and enlarged edition also includes the damage of interfaces and statistical damage analysis with microdefects.


Cracks Strain ceramics composite damage damage mechanics fatigue fracture mechanics micromechanics plasticity polymers stability stress thermodynamics

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean Lemaitre
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratoire de Mécanique et Technologie E.N.S. de CachanC.N.R.S. Université Paris 6Cachan CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-60980-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-18255-6
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