9781107023758

Materials in Mechanical Extremes: Fundamentals and Applications

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  • ISBN13:

    9781107023758

  • ISBN10:

    1107023750

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 6/28/2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr
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Summary

This unified guide brings together the underlying principles, and predictable material responses, that connect metals, polymers, brittle solids and energetic materials as they respond to extreme external stresses. Previously disparate scientific principles, concepts and terminology are combined within a single theoretical framework, across different materials and scales, to provide all the tools necessary to understand, and calculate, the responses of materials and structures to extreme static and dynamic loading. Real-world examples illustrate how material behaviours produce a component response, enabling recognition - and avoidance - of the deformation mechanisms that contribute to mechanical failure. A final synoptic chapter presents a case study of extreme conditions brought about by the infamous Chicxulub impact event. Bringing together simple concepts from diverse fields into a single, accessible, rigourous text, this is an indispensable reference for all researchers and practitioners in materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, physical chemistry and geophysics.

Table of Contents

Extremes
A basic analytical framework
Platforms to excite a response
Tools to monitor response
Metals
Brittle materials
Polymers
Energetic materials
Anatomy of an asteroid impact
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