Fracture Mechanics [electronic resource] : Inverse Problems and Solutions / by H. D. Bui.Material type: TextLanguage: English Publisher: Dordrecht : Springer Netherlands, 2006Description: XXIII, 375 p. online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781402048371Subject(s): Engineering | Mechanics | Engineering mathematics | Mechanics, applied | Materials | Mechanical engineering | Engineering | Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials | Mechanics | Appl.Mathematics/Computational Methods of Engineering | Theoretical and Applied Mechanics | Mechanical EngineeringAdditional physical formats: Printed edition:: No titleDDC classification: 620.1 LOC classification: TA405-409.3QA808.2Online resources: Click here to access online
Deformation and Fracture -- Energetic Aspects of Fracture -- Solutions of Cracks Problems -- Thermodynamics of Crack Propagation -- Dynamic Fracture Mechanics -- Three-Dimensional Crack Problems -- Non Linear Fracture Mechanics -- The Fluid-Filled Crack -- Crack Detection by Scattering of Waves -- Tomographic Evaluation of Materials -- The Reciprocity Gap Functional for Crack Detection -- Methods of Solution to Inverse Problems.
This book is an outgrowth of my involvement in two groups of research in solid mechanics, created in 1960 for the French nuclear energy program. At this time, it was decided that France, as a no-oil reservoir country, must be powered by nuclear energy, which represents today 80% of the total - tional energy supply. Long before the construction of the first nuclear plant at Fessenheim in 1973, Electricité de France (EdF) created its first solid mechanics laboratory, appointed researchers and sent them to the universities or abroad in order to learn about theories and new methods of assessment of the safety of structures. Working at EdF, I was training in Professor Jean Mandel’s laboratory at Ecole Polytechnique (LMS), Paris. My friend René Labbens, working at Framatome (the builder of nuclear plants) was training at the Lehigh University, under the guidance of professors G. R. Irwin and G. C. Sih. We had to work hard, both academically at the u- versities laboratories and performing engineering tasks for our employer. This dual position was a great chance for many of us, since we discovered that real industrial problems are the source of new subjects and research problems to be solved by theoreticians in the universities and conversely we immediately knew if our theoretical work was good or not for appli- tions as revealed in our daily works conducted for our industrial employer.