Failure of Material in Mechanical Design: Analysis, Prediction, Prevention, Second Edition

  • 10h 25m
  • Jack A. Collins
  • John Wiley & Sons (US)
  • 1993

Covers the basic principles of failure of metallic and non-metallic materials in mechanical design applications. Updated to include new developments on fracture mechanics, including both linear-elastic and elastic-plastic mechanics. Contains new material on strain and crack development and behavior. Emphasizes the potential for mechanical failure brought about by the stresses, strains and energy transfers in machine parts that result from the forces, deflections and energy inputs applied.

In this Book

  • The Role of Failure Prevention Analysis in Mechanical Design
  • Modes of Mechanical Failure
  • Strength and Deformation of Engineering Metals
  • State of Stress
  • Relationships Between Stress and Strain
  • Combined Stress Theories of Failure and Their Use in Design
  • High-Cycle Fatigue
  • Concepts of Cumulative Damage, Life Prediction, and Fracture Control
  • Use of Statistics in Fatigue Analysis
  • Fatigue Testing Procedures and Statistical Interpretations of Data
  • Low-Cycle Fatigue
  • Stress Concentration
  • Creep, Stress Rupture, and Fatigue
  • Fretting, Fretting Fatigue, and Fretting Wear
  • Shock and Impact
  • Buckling and Instability
  • Wear, Corrosion, and Other Important Failure Modes


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