Methods of Fracture Mechanics: Solid Matter Physics

  • G. P. Cherepanov

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 51)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 309-322

About this book


Modern fracture mechanics considers phenomena at many levels, macro and micro; it is therefore inextricably linked to methods of theoretical and mathematical physics. This book introduces these sophisticated methods in a straightforward manner. The methods are applied to several important phenomena of solid state physics which impinge on fracture mechanics: adhesion, defect nucleation and growth, dislocation emission, sintering, the electron beam effect and fractal cracks. The book shows how the mathematical models for such processes may be set up, and how the equations so formulated may be solved and interpreted. The many open problems which are encountered will provide topics for MSc and PhD theses in fracture mechanics, and in theoretical and experimental physics.
As a supplementary text, the book can be used in graduate level courses on fracture mechanics, solid matter physics, and mechanics of solids, or in a special course on the application of fracture mechanics methods in solid matter physics.


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Authors and affiliations

  • G. P. Cherepanov
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Engineering and DesignFlorida International UniversityMiamiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4794-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2262-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
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