Introduction to Contact Mechanics (Mechanical Engineering) (Hardcover)

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This book deals with the mechanics of solid bodies in contact, a subject intimately connected with such topics as fracture, hardness, and elasticity. Coverage begins with an introduction to the mechanical properties of materials, general fracture mechanics, and the fracture of brittle solids. It then provides a detailed description of indentation stress fields for both elastic and elastic-plastic contact. In addition, the book discusses the formation of Hertzian cone cracks in brittle materials, subsurface damage in ductile materials, and the meaning of hardness. Coverage concludes with an overview of practical methods of indentation testing.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780387681870
ISBN-10: 0387681876
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: April 1st, 2007
Pages: 226
Language: English
Series: Mechanical Engineering