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Strength of Materials

Hector Jaramillo S.

Universidad Autónoma de Occidente


Julian Arnaldo Avila

Sao Paulo State University


Finite Element Analysis Fracture Residual Stress Stability Mechanical Strength Biomechanics Behavior Strain Energy Functions Yield Strength Tensile Strength Convergence Composite Materials Biologic Materials

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About the book

Most part failures are generally caused by fatigue phenomena in which fatigue cracks appear due to application of repeated loads. In this sense, fatigue is a phenomena that requires special attention by engineers. This book will attempt to approach some fatigue topics that are generally not a good fit for classical text books.
One of the most important elements that contributes to fatigue failures are the welded joints due to different factors that act over the joint and are producing early failure. Fatigue cracks usually initiate from surface of the component and propagate across the transverse section, perpendicular to the stress direction. Consequently, the crack propagation and fracture mechanics theories should be studied if we want to understand and to find the causes that produce the component failures and to calculate the residual life. Another factor that affects the crack propagation and fatigue is the environment. A comprehensive understanding of the influence of environment over the crack propagation and fatigue has been blocked by the complexity of the problem. The difficulties in understanding the various micromechanisms governing crack initiation and crack propagation are caused by a lack of a truly interdisciplinary approach to the problem.
From another side, currently, numerical models and simulation have become a good alternative to solve problems related to fatigue and crack propagation due the relatively low cost and short time expended in this labor, so the book will try to give an overview of the topic. Generally, the fatigue has been studied through the materials more used in engineering (steel, aluminum, bronze), but in recent years, the use of the non-conventional materials like naturals (bamboo, wood, natural fibers), composite materials and others has taken great relevance in engineering applications.

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Hector Jaramillo S.

Universidad Autónoma de Occidente

Héctor E. Jaramillo S. is a full-time professor-researcher of the Autonoma de Occidente University (Cali, Colombia, Sour America). He has a Ph.D. of the Universidad del Valle with emphasis in mechanical of solids, the Ph.D. dissertation was about the design and development of a finite element model of the L4-L5-S1 segment of the human spine. In order to calibrate the model, Prof. Jaramillo had to perform the experimental characterization of the segment in the Orthopaedic Bioengineering Research Laboratory of the Colorado State University. He has a lot of experience in finite element analysis using nonlinear, ortotropic, hiperelastic and particularly non-conventional materials as biologic materials. He has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering (2004), and B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering (1992). His topics of interest are biomechanics, human spine, finite element analysis, L4-L5-S1 motion segment, fatigue, mechanics of solids, fatigue fracture mechanics and mechanical engineering.

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