By Klaus Friedrich (Eds.)

This quantity offers an invaluable precis of present wisdom at the program of fracture mechanics to composite fabrics. it's been written to fill the space among the literature on basic ideas of fracture mechanics and the particular guides at the fracture homes of traditional fabrics, akin to metals, polymers and ceramics. the information are represented within the kind of approximately 420 figures (including diagrams, schematics and images) and eighty tables. the writer index covers greater than 500 references, and the topic index greater than a thousand key phrases

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