Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Applied Fracture Mechanics

Edited by Alexander Belov

Institute of Crystallography, Italy

The book "Applied Fracture Mechanics" presents a collection of articles on application of fracture mechanics methods to materials science, medicine, and engineering. In thirteen chapters, a wide range of topics is discussed, including strength of biological tissues, safety of nuclear reactor components, fatigue effects in pipelines, environmental effects on fracture among others. In addition, the book presents mathematical and computational methods underlying the fracture mechanics applications, and also developments in statistical modeling of fatigue. The work presented in this book will be useful, effective, and beneficial to mechanical engineers, civil engineers, and material scientists from industry, research, and education.

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Applied Fracture MechanicsEdited by Alexander Belov

Published: December 12th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2823

ISBN: 978-953-51-0897-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6276-6

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

47713 Total Chapter Downloads

13 Crossref Citations

35 Web of Science Citations

52 Dimensions Citations


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1. Higher Order Weight Functions in Fracture Mechanics of Multimaterials

By A. Yu. Belov


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2. Foundations of Measurement Fractal Theory for the Fracture Mechanics

By Lucas Máximo Alves


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3. Fractal Fracture Mechanics Applied to Materials Engineering

By Lucas Máximo Alves and Luiz Alkimin de Lacerda


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4. Fracture of Dental Materials

By Karl-Johan Söderholm


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5. Fracture Mechanics Based Models of Structural and Contact Fatigue

By Ilya I. Kudish


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6. Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Fretting Fatigue Considering Small Crack Effects, Mixed Mode, and Mean Stress Effect

By Kunio Asai


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7. Good Practice for Fatigue Crack Growth Curves Description

By Sylwester Klysz and Andrzej Leski


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8. Early Corrosion Fatigue Damage on Stainless Steels Exposed to Tropical Seawater: A Contribution from Sensitive Electrochemical Techniques

By Narciso Acuña-González, Jorge A. González-Sánchez, Luis R. Dzib-Pérez and Aarón Rivas-Menchi


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9. Methodology for Pressurized Thermal Shock Analysis in Nuclear Power Plant

By Dino A. Araneo and Francesco D’Auria


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10. Evaluating the Integrity of Pressure Pipelines by Fracture Mechanics

By Ľubomír Gajdoš and Martin Šperl


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11. Fracture Analysis of Generator Fan Blades

By Mahmood Sameezadeh and Hassan Farhangi


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12. Structural Reliability Improvement Using In-Service Inspection for Intergranular Stress Corrosion of Large Stainless Steel Piping

By A. Guedri, Y. Djebbar, Moe. Khaleel and A. Zeghloul


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13. Interacting Cracks Analysis Using Finite Element Method

By Ruslizam Daud, Ahmad Kamal Ariffin, Shahrum Abdullah and Al Emran Ismail


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