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Fracture Mechanics

Properties, Patterns and Behaviours

Edited by Lucas Alves

Ponta Grossa State University, Brazil

This book is a collection of 13 chapters divided into seven sections: Section I: "General Foundations of the Stress Field and Toughness" with one chapter, Section II: "Fractography and Impact Analysis" with two chapters, Section III: "Toughness Fracture" with three chapters, Section IV: "Fracture Behavior" with two chapters, Section V: "Natural and Hydraulic Fractures" with two chapters, section VI: "Fatigue" with one chapter and Section VII: "Fracture Biomaterials and compatible" with two chapters. This book covers a wide range of application of fracture mechanics in materials science, engineering, rock prospecting, dentistry and medicine. The book is aimed towards materials scientists, metallurgists, mechanical and civil engineers, doctors and dentists and can also be well used in education, research and industry.

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Fracture MechanicsProperties, Patterns and BehavioursEdited by Lucas Alves

Published: October 19th 2016

DOI: 10.5772/61602

ISBN: 978-953-51-2709-3

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2708-6

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4174-7

Copyright year: 2016

Books open for chapter submissions

18521 Total Chapter Downloads

14 Crossref Citations

22 Web of Science Citations

25 Dimensions Citations


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1. A Fractal Model of the Stress Field Around a Rough Crack

By Lucas Máximo Alves, Marcio Ferreira Hupalo, Selauco Vurobi Júnior and Luiz Alkimin de Lacerda


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2. On the Fractography of Impact-Tested Samples of Al-Si Alloys for Automotive Alloys

By Zheyuan Ma, Agnes M. Samuel, Herbert W. Doty and Fawzy H. Samuel


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3. Fractography on Rigid Ceramics with Ultra-High-Molecular- Weight Polyethylene Fabric after Ballistic Impacts

By Giovanni Barrera Torres, Juan Manuel Vélez and Carlos Mario Gutierrez


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4. Fracture Toughness of Ferritic Steels in the Ductile-to-Brittle Transition Region

By Carlos Berejnoi and Juan E. Perez Ipiña


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5. Toughening of Low-Alloy Steel by Ultrafine-Grained Structure (Development of Fracture Control from Microstructure Design)

By Tadanobu Inoue


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6. Toughness Assessment and Fracture Mechanism of Brittle Thin Films Under Nano-Indentation

By Kunkun Fu, Youhong Tang and Li Chang


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7. Fracture Behavior Evaluation of High-Strength 7050 and 7075 Aluminum Alloys Using V-Notched Specimen

By Parvin Abachi, Pouyan Shoushtari Zadeh Naseri, Kazem Purazrang and Tom W. Coyle


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8. The Strain Energy Release Rate for Stack of Coated Conductors with Interface Crack in Perpendicular Magnetic Field

By Meng Zhao, Huadong Yong and Youhe Zhou


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9. Analysis of Interaction Between Hydraulic and Natural Fractures

By Jaber Taheri-Shakib, Amir Ghaderi and Abdolnabi Hashemi


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10. Laboratory Investigations of Hydraulic Fractures in Naturally Fractured Formations

By Guangqing Zhang and Tiegang Fan


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11. Fatigue Crack Propagation Rates Prediction Using Probabilistic Strain‐Based Models

By José António Fonseca De Oliveira Correia, Abílio M.P. De Jesus, Pedro M.G.P. Moreira, Rui A.B. Calçada and Alfonso Fernández‐ Canteli


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12. Investigation of Mechanical Behaviour of a Bioceramic

By Achouak Elghazel, Rym Taktak and Jamel Bouaziz


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13. Fracture Mechanics in Adhesive Dentistry

By Mügem Aslı Gürel, Bağdagül Helvacıoğlu Kıvanç and Hacer Deniz Arısu


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