Best Reference Books – Theory of Plasticity and Fracture Mechanics

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We have compiled the list of Top 10 Best Reference Books on Theory of Plasticity and Fracture Mechanics subject. These books are used by students of top universities, institutes and colleges. Here is the full list of top 10 best books on Theory of Plasticity and Fracture Mechanics along with reviews.

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1. “Elasticity and Plasticity: The Mathematical Theory of Elasticity and The Mathematical Theory of Plasticity (Dover Books on Mathematics)” by J N Goodier

“Elasticity and Plasticity: The Mathematical Theory of Elasticity and The Mathematical Theory of Plasticity (Dover Books on Mathematics)” by J N Goodier Book Review: This textbook is very informative and useful for Undergraduate and Graduate students pursuing Engineering as well as for professional engineers. This volume basically comprises two essays on the mathematical theories of elasticity and plasticity by authorities in this area of engineering science. The book majorly covers Plane stress and plane strain in the isotropic medium, holes and fillets of assignable shapes along with Conformal Mapping, reinforcement of holes, Mixed boundary Value problems. The book also incorporates fundamental problems in two dimensions, eigensolutions for plane and axisymmetric states. Moreover, a brief discussion on minimum principles of plasticity, bending of a circular plate as well as the theory of strain-hardening plastic solids is also covered in the book.

2. “Stresses in Beams, Plates, and Shells, Third Edition (Applied and Computational Mechanics)” by Ansel C Ugural

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“Stresses in Beams, Plates, and Shells, Third Edition (Applied and Computational Mechanics)” by Ansel C Ugural Book Review: This textbook is highly recommended for students or professionals who want to study the subject of elasticity and stress in construction. The book presents ample examples and applications to review and support several foundational concepts. The book gives a brief description of elasticity and stress followed by various applications and examples in addition to numerous illustrations. The chapters in the book are arranged in an organised way from the basics to the more challenging. The textbook covers Computer methods which include FEA and Computational/equation-solving software along with classical and numerical/computer approaches.
3. “Modeling of Material Damage and Failure of Structures: Theory and Applications (Foundations of Engineering Mechanics)” by Jacek J Skrzypek and Artur Ganczarski

“Modeling of Material Damage and Failure of Structures: Theory and Applications (Foundations of Engineering Mechanics)” by Jacek J Skrzypek and Artur Ganczarski Book Review: This textbook deals with elastic and inelastic solids. The book briefly describes examples of practical applications along with computer codes, numerical procedures. The textbook provides a systematic and concise, a broad view of existing and current constitutive models for isotropic or anisotropic continuum damage evolution in solids along with constitutive equations for inelastic time-dependent solids in the presence of damage. The book lays emphasis on creep-like damage in high temperature structural members subject to mechanical and thermal loadings. This textbook involves effective numerical procedures and computer methods for classical and non-classical creep damage accumulation.

4. “Extended Finite Element Method: Theory and Applications (Wiley Series in Computational Mechanics)” by Amir R Khoei

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“Extended Finite Element Method: Theory and Applications (Wiley Series in Computational Mechanics)” by Amir R Khoei Book Review: The comprehensive textbook explores the concept of partition of unity, various enrichment functions and entails the fundamentals of XFEM’s formulation. This comprehensive textbook covers various applications of XFEM which include fracture mechanics, large deformation, plasticity along with multiphase flow, hydraulic fracturing and contact problems. The book briefly describes the concept of XFEM, explains the theory and applications of XFEM in various continuum and geo-mechanical problems. The book concludes with theory of XFEM in multiphase fluid flow, which include hydraulic fracturing in soil saturated media and crack propagation in thermo-hydro-mechanical porous media

5. “Low Cycle Fatigue and Elasto-Plastic Behaviour of Materials: Volume 2” by K T Rie

6. “Strain Gradient Plasticity-Based Modeling of Damage and Fracture (Springer Theses)” by Emilio Martínez Pañeda

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“Strain Gradient Plasticity-Based Modeling of Damage and Fracture (Springer Theses)” by Emilio Martínez Pañeda Book Review: This textbook introduces numerical modeling of size effects in metal plasticity. The main aim of the book is to assess fracture and damage by means of gradient plasticity models. The book further gives an insight into details of Gradient Plasticity, Numerical Implementation. The second part of the book talks about Mechanism based crack tip characterization – On fracture infinite strain gradient plasticity. The book further talks about the role of energetic and dissipative length parameters followed by Hydrogen diffusion towards the fracture process zone – SGP- Based modeling.The book has incorporated research at Various universities like Universities of Cambridge, Oviedo, Luxembourg etc.

7. “Adiabatic Shear Localization: Occurrence, Theories and Applications” by Yilong Bai and Bradley Dodd

8. “Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of High Risk Parts: Application of LEFM and FMDM Theory” by Bahram Farahmand and George Bockrath

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“Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of High Risk Parts: Application of LEFM and FMDM Theory” by Bahram Farahmand and George Bockrath Book Review: The book entails the preliminary stage of designing new structural hardware and contains several factors which the designer should consider. The book contains a comprehensive analysis that consists of static, dynamic, fatigue and fracture. The book lays emphasis on various problems which contain the prevention of failures resulting from pre existing cracks in the parent material, welds or that develop under cyclic loading environment during the life of the structure. The book is written for designer and strength analyst as well as for the material and process engineer. The book talks about the importance of fatigue and fracture in nuclear, pressure vessels, aircraft, and aerospace structural hardware.

9. “Advanced Methods of Continuum Mechanics for Materials and Structures (Advanced Structured Materials)” by Konstantin Naumenko and Marcus Aßmus

10. “Design of Concrete Structures with Stress Fields” by Aurello Muttoni and Joseph Schwartz

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“Design of Concrete Structures with Stress Fields” by Aurello Muttoni and Joseph Schwartz Book Review: This textbook provides an intense knowledge of Stress fields for Simple Structures. The book introduces the behavior and strength of simple structures made of reinforced or presetted concrete. The book discusses the various topics like Investigation of the webs and flanges of beams, simple walls, brackets, bracing beams and joints of frames. Majority of design cases are covered in the book. The book talks about two-dimensional plate elements, plane stress conditions. Further, the book details the design of reinforced concrete structures, and the consequence of the choice of the final structural system on the structural behavior. Not only this, the book lays emphasis on Material Strength and Properties, Additional Considerations for the Development of Stress Fields followed by Plane Stress, Plate and Shell Elements.

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