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Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture, and Fatigue (2nd Edition)

Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture, and Fatigue (2nd Edition)

Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering Methods for Deformation, Fracture, and Fatigue (2nd Edition)
By Norman E. Dowling

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Praised by readers for its usefulness, this book covers the entire area of mechanical behavior of materials from a practical engineering viewpoint, providing a single-source introductory analysis with specific coverage on materials testing, yield criteria, stress-based fatigue, fracture mechanics, crack growth, strain-based fatigue, and creep. Explains test methods and the principles behind them, and explores engineering methods for predicting strength and life, with real-date worked examples. Completely updates discussions on fracture mechanics, stress-based fatigue, and creep, and adds three new appendices; one that reviews useful topics from elementary mechanics of materials, one that considers statistical variation in materials properties, and a third that aids in locating materials property information in the tables found in various chapters. Updated end-of-chapter references lead to sources of materials data and to more detailed information. For the mechanical engineer, materials engineer, aeronautical engineer, structural engineer, design engineer, or test engineer.


Book Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #370526 in Books
  • Published on: 1998-09-02
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.25" h x 1.63" w x 7.00" l, 2.92 pounds
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • 830 pages

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An exploration of the engineering methods used in industry for analyzing and predicting the mechanical behavior of materials.

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Praised by readers for its usefulness, this book covers the entire area of mechanical behavior of materials from a practical engineering viewpoint, providing a single-source introductory analysis with specific coverage on materials testing, yield criteria, stress-based fatigue, fracture mechanics, crack growth, strain-based fatigue, and creep. Explains test methods and the principles behind them, and explores engineering methods for predicting strength and life, with real-date worked examples. Completely updates discussions on fracture mechanics, stress-based fatigue, and creep, and adds three new appendices; one that reviews useful topics from elementary mechanics of materials, one that considers statistical variation in materials properties, and a third that aids in locating materials property information in the tables found in various chapters. Updated end-of-chapter references lead to sources of materials data and to more detailed information. For the mechanical engineer, materials engineer, aeronautical engineer, structural engineer, design engineer, or test engineer.


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
4Good undergraduate text
By Heisenberg
This is a very good text for an undergraduate mechanics of materials class. Graduate students will probably want a book with a little more detail, like Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials by Richard W. Hertzberg.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
5VAluable, Helpful Reference
By Ed Yannul
This book is a very helpful and valuable general reference on the mechanical behavior of materials. I don't work in this field very often, and I wanted a book that explained the basics well. This book delivers that and more. It fills the gap in my library that i hoped to fill.

0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
4Four Stars
By Salwater Sniper
Great book for an engineer.

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