Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials [electronic resource] : Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites / by Joachim Rösler, Martin. Bäker, Harald. Harders.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2007Description: XV, 534 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783540734482Subject(s): Engineering | Materials | Building construction | Engineering | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Structural Materials | Building MaterialsAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA405-409.3QA808.2Online resources: Click here to access online
The structure of materials -- Elasticity -- Plasticity and failure -- Notches -- Fracture mechanics -- Mechanical behaviour of metals -- Mechanical behaviour of ceramics -- Mechanical behaviour of polymers -- Mechanical behaviour of fibre reinforced composites -- Fatigue -- Creep -- Exercises -- Solutions.
How do engineering materials deform when bearing mechanical loads? To answer this crucial question, the book bridges the gap between continuum mechanics and materials science. The different kinds of material deformation (elasticity, plasticity, fracture, creep, fatigue) are explained in detail. The book also discusses the physical processes occurring during the deformation of all classes of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites) and shows how these materials can be strengthened to meet the design requirements. It provides the knowledge needed in selecting the appropriate engineering material for a certain design problem. The reader will thus learn how to critically employ design rules and thus to avoid failure of mechanical components. ‘Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials’ is both a valuable textbook and a useful reference for graduate students and practising engineers.