MANUAL Published: 1999

Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures: Applications of Fracture Mechanics, Third Edition

Author(s): ["John M. Barsom"," Stanley T. Rolfe"]

The latest edition of this comprehensive publication concentrates on the practical applications of fracture mechanics to fracture and fatigue control in structures, emphasizing the driving force and the resistance force.

It also examines fitness for service, or life extension, of existing structures whose design life may have expired but whose actual life can be continued.

Finally, it provides case studies for the practicing professional engineer or graduate engineering student, which illustrate the effects of toughness, constraint, loading rate, failure analysis, and other factors that demonstrate the application of fracture mechanics to real-world structures.

Divided into five sections: • Introduction to Fracture Mechanics • Fracture Behavior • Fatigue and Environmental Behavior • Fracture and Fatigue Control • and Applications of Fracture Mechanics—Case Studies.

This volume serves as an invaluable introduction to the field of fracture mechanics for practicing engineers and senior undergraduate or graduate engineering students.

Also available free of charge (for college university professors only) is an accompanying manual, Problems and Solutions for Fracture and Fatigue Control in Structures.

Contact Monica Siperko at or call 610-832-9622.

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Developed by Committee: E08
Pages: 516
DOI: 10.1520/MNL41-3RD-EB
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-4541-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-2082-2