Stability in Metallic Elements

  • R. L. Carlson
  • G. A. Kardomateas
  • J. I. Craig
Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 187)


The metallic alloys that are widely used in structures, machines and vehicles are chosen because they are, under many loading conditions, not subject to brittle fracture, and can withstand localized overloading. Nominally ductile metals can, however, fracture in a brittle manner under certain conditions. Cyclic loading can result in fatigue cracks that can lead to brittle fracture. Two modes of ductile instability are discussed: time independent loading and time dependent loading, or creep.


Engineering Stress Ductile Metal Plate Problem Octahedral Shear Stress Tension Plate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Carlson
    • 1
  • G. A. Kardomateas
    • 1
  • J. I. Craig
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aerospace EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlantaUSA

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