Plasticity and Fracture

  • Wolfgang Brocks

Part of the Solid Mechanics and Its Applications book series (SMIA, volume 244)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 171-173

About this book


This book is based on 40 years of research and teaching in the fields of fracture mechanics and plasticity. It will bring students and engineers from various disciplines up to date on key concepts that have become increasingly important in the design of safety-relevant engineering structures in general and in modern lightweight structures in the transportation industry in particular. Primarily intended for graduate students in the engineering sciences and practicing structural engineers, it employs a multidisciplinary approach that comprises theoretical concepts, numerical methods, and experimental techniques. In addition, it includes a wealth of analytical and numerical examples, used to illustrate the applications of the concepts discussed.


Inelastic deformations Elasto-plastic fracture mechanics Damage mechanics Numerical simulations Cohesive model

Authors and affiliations

  • Wolfgang Brocks
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  1. 1.Technical FacultyChristian Albrecht University KielGeesthachtGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-62751-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-62752-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0925-0042
  • Series Online ISSN 2214-7764
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