Book Description: With its combination of practicality, readability, and rigor that is characteristic of any truly authoritative reference and text, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications quickly established itself as the most comprehensive guide to fracture mechanics available. It has been adopted by more than 100 universities and embraced by thousands of professional engineers worldwide. Now in its third edition, the book continues to raise the bar in both scope and coverage. It encompasses theory and applications, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, and materials science with a unified, balanced, and in-depth approach.Reflecting the many advances made in the decade since the previous edition came about, this indispensable Third Edition now includes:A new chapter on environmental crackingExpanded coverage of weight functionsNew material on toughness test methodsNew problems at the end of the bookNew material on the failure assessment diagram (FAD) methodExpanded and updated coverage of crack closure and variable-amplitude fatigueUpdated solutions manualIn addition to these enhancements, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Third Edition also includes detailed mathematical derivations in appendices at the end of applicable chapters; recent developments in laboratory testing, application to structures, and computational methods; coverage of micromechanisms of fracture; and more than 400 illustrations. This reference continues to be a necessity on the desk of anyone involved with fracture mechanics.