This book focuses on the mechanisms and underlying mechanics
of failure in various classes of materials such as metallic,
ceramic, polymeric, composite and bio-material. Topics
include tensile and compressive fracture, crack initiation and
growth, fatigue and creep rupture in metallic materials, matrix
cracking and delamination and environmental degradation in
polymeric composites, failure of bio-materials such as prosthetic
heart valves and... more...