Nonlinear Crack Models for Nonmetallic Materials

  • Alberto Carpinteri

Part of the Solid Mechanics and its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 71)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Alberto Carpinteri
    Pages 1-25
  3. Enrico Ballatore
    Pages 27-76
  4. Fabrizio Barpi
    Pages 77-139
  5. Roberta Massabò
    Pages 141-208
  6. Antonio Brencich
    Pages 209-284
  7. A. Carpinteri, R. Massabò, A. Brencich
    Pages 285-309
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 311-316

About this book


In this volume a survey of the most relevant nonlinear crack models is provided, with the purpose of analyzing the nonlinear mechanical effects occurring at the tip of macrocracks in quasi-brittle materials - such as concrete, rocks, ceramics, polymers, high-strength metallic alloys - and in brittle-matrix fibre-reinforced composites. Such local effects, as, for example, plastic deformation, yielding, strain-hardening, strain-softening, mechanical damage, matrix microcracking, aggregate debonding, fibre bridging, fibre slippage, crazing, and so on, are properly described through different simplified models, representing the peculiarities of the phenomena involved. The models are introduced and described separately and then compared in the last part of the book.
This volume will be of interest to students, professionals and researchers in the field of nonlinear fracture mechanics.


Metall alloy ceramics composite deformation fracture mechanics polymer polymers

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Carpinteri
    • 1
  1. 1.Politecnico di TorinoItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-5977-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4700-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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