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Advanced fracture mechanics. (English) Zbl 0587.73140
The Oxford Engineering Science Series, 15. New York: Oxford University Press; Oxford: Clarendon Press. XV, 563 p. £40.00 (1985).
The authors addressed their work to readers who have at least basic knowledge in fracture mechanics, researchers entering the field or highly qualified engineers in the industry. Also, an experienced researcher will find in this book interesting informations and thoughts on theoretical and physical aspects of fracture phenomena. Some chapters are written as extensive reviews, some parts elaborated in details when the authors present problems connected with their own contributions. It seems to be a unique book that indicates so clearly weaknesses of the theory and, at least, half-empirical character of results.
In the reviewer’s point of view the chapters: 1. Introduction and overview, 3. Linear elastic fracture, and partly 5. Elastic-plastic fracture - 7. Time-dependent fracture, are, in particular, dedicated to readers interested in analytical fundamentals of fracture mechanics. Chapters 1-8 are followed by long lists of references, the last chapter - 9 explains the sources of informations.
Reviewer: J.J.Golecki

MSC:
74R05 Brittle damage
74R99 Fracture and damage
74-02 Research exposition (monographs, survey articles) pertaining to mechanics of deformable solids
74G70 Stress concentrations, singularities in solid mechanics