Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
This page provides the front matter, contents, and references from Wang, C. H. "Introduction to Fracture Mechanics," DSTO Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory, DSTO-GD-0103, 1996.
Other related chapters from "Introduction to Fracture Mechanics" can be seen to the right.
This text is based on a series of lectures conducted on fracture mechanics. As an introductory course, the text is focused on the essential concepts and analytical methods of fracture mechanics, aiming at painting a broad picture of the theoretical background to fracture mechanics. While a brief review of some important issues in the theory of elasticity is provided in the first chapter, the main focus of the test is centred on stress analysis and energetic approaches to cracked components, local plastic deformation at crack tips, fracture criteria and fatigue life prediction.
This text is prepared for a series of lectures on fracture mechanics. The main aim of the lectures is to provide AMRL staff who are involved in aircraft fatigue and fracture research with a broad picture of the theoretical background to fracture mechanics via a stress analysis viewpoint.
As an introductory course, the lectures are focused on the essential concepts and analytical methods of fracture mechanics. A brief review of some important issues in the theory of elasticity is provided in Chapter 1, while the remaining chapters deal with the stress analysis approach and the energy approach to cracked components, local plastic deformation at crack tips, fracture criteria and fatigue life prediction.
About the Author
C. H. Wang
Airframe and Engine Division
Chun-Hui Wang has a B.Eng and Ph.D (Sheffield, UK) in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a member of the Institute of Engineers, Australia. Prior to joining the Aeronautical and Maritime Research Laboratory in 1995 as a Senior Research Scientist, Dr. Wang was a Lecturer at the Deakin University. He has an extensive research record in fatigue and fracture mechanics, stress analysis and constitutive modelling, and biomechanics. Over the last six years he also held academic/research positions at the University of Sydney and the University of Sheffield, UK.
This chapter is located here: Fracture Mechanics Fundamentals.
2. Stress Analysis of Cracked Components
Energy Concepts for Crack Growth
These sections are located here: Energy Concepts for Crack Growth.
Stress Intensity Factor
These sections are located here: Stress Intensity Factor.
3. Plastic Yielding at Crack Tip
This chapter is located here: Plastic Yielding at Crack Tip.
4. Fracture Criteria
This chapter is located here: Fracture Criteria.
5. Fatigue and Life Prediction
This chapter is located here: Fatigue Crack Growth.
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