Mechanical Behavior of Materials, 5th edition

  • Norman E. Dowling
  • Stephen L. Kampe
  • Milo V. Kral

Mechanical Behavior of Materials

ISBN-13:  9780134606545

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For upper-level undergraduate and graduate level engineering courses in Mechanical Behavior of Materials.


Predicting the mechanical behavior of materials  

Mechanical Behavior of Materials,5th Edition introduces the spectrum of mechanical behavior of materials and covers the topics of deformation, fracture, and fatigue. The text emphasizes practical engineering methods for testing structural materials to obtain their properties, predicting their strength and life, and avoiding structural failure when used for machines, vehicles, and structures.  With its logical treatment and ready-to-use format, the text is ideal for upper-level undergraduate students who have completed an elementary mechanics of materials course. The 5th Edition features many improvements and updates throughout including new or revised problems and questions, and a new chapter on Environmentally Assisted Cracking.

Table of contents

1 Introduction

1.1 Introduction

1.2 Types of Material Failure

1.3 Design and Materials Selection

1.4 Technological Challenge

1.5 Economic Importance of Fracture

1.6 Summary


Problems and Questions


2 Structure, Defects, and Deformation in Materials

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Bonding in Solids

2.3 Structure in Crystalline Materials

2.4 Defects in Materials

2.5 Elastic Deformation and Theoretical Strength

2.6 Inelastic Deformation

2.7 Summary


Problems and Questions


3 Mechanical Testing: Tension Test and Stress–Strain Mechanisms

3.1 Introduction

3.2 Introduction to Tension Test

3.3 Engineering Stress–Strain Properties

3.4 Materials Science Description of Tensile Behavior

3.5 Trends in Tensile Behavior

3.6 True Stress–Strain Interpretation of Tension Test

3.7 Materials Selection for Engineering Components

3.8 Summary


Problems and Questions


4 Mechanical Testing: Additional Basic Tests

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Compression Test

4.3 Hardness Tests

4.4 Notch-Impact Tests

4.5 Bending and Torsion Tests

4.6 Summary


Problems and Questions


5 Stress–Strain Relationships and Behavior

5.1 Introduction

5.2 Models for Deformation Behavior

5.3 Elastic Deformation

5.4 Anisotropic Materials

5.5 Summary


Problems and Questions


6 Review of Complex and Principal States of Stress and Strain

6.1 Introduction

6.2 Plane Stress

6.3 Principal Stresses and the Maximum Shear Stress

6.4 Three-Dimensional States of Stress

6.5 Stresses on the Octahedral Planes

6.6 Complex States of Strain

6.7 Summary


Problems and Questions


7 Yielding and Fracture under Combined Stresses

7.1 Introduction

7.2 General Form of Failure Criteria

7.3 Maximum Normal Stress Fracture Criterion

7.4 Maximum Shear Stress Yield Criterion

7.5 Octahedral Shear Stress Yield Criterion

7.6 Discussion of the Basic Failure Criteria

7.7 Coulomb–Mohr Fracture Criterion

7.8 Modified Mohr Fracture Criterion

7.9 Additional Comments on Failure Criteria

7.10 Summary


Problems and Questions


8 Fracture of Cracked Members

8.1 Introduction

8.2 Preliminary Discussion

8.3 Mathematical Concepts

8.4 Application of K to Design and Analysis

8.5 Additional Topics on Application of K

8.6 Fracture Toughness Values and Trends

8.7 Plastic Zone Size, and Plasticity Limitations on LEFM

8.8 Discussion of Fracture Toughness Testing

8.9 Extensions of Fracture Mechanics Beyond Linear Elasticity

8.10 Summary


Problems and Questions


9 Fatigue of Materials: Introduction and Stress-Based Approach

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Definitions and Concepts

9.3 Sources of Cyclic Loading

9.4 Fatigue Testing

9.5 The Physical Nature of Fatigue Damage

9.6 Trends in S-N Curves

9.7 Mean Stresses

9.8 Multiaxial Stresses

9.9 Variable Amplitude Loading

9.10 Summary


Problems and Questions


10 Stress-Based Approach to Fatigue: Notched Members

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Notch Effects

10.3 Notch Sensitivity and Empirical Estimates of kf

10.4 Estimating Long-Life Fatigue Strengths (Fatigue Limits)

10.5 Notch Effects at Intermediate and Short Lives

10.6 Combined Effects of Notches and Mean Stress

10.7 Estimating S-N Curves

10.8 Use of Component S-N Data

10.9 Designing to Avoid Fatigue Failure

10.10 Discussion

10.11 Summary


Problems and Questions


11 Fatigue Crack Growth

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Preliminary Discussion

11.3 Fatigue Crack Growth Rate Testing

11.4 Effects of R = Smin/Smax on Fatigue Crack Growth

11.5 Trends in Fatigue Crack Growth Behavior

11.6 Life Estimates for Constant Amplitude Loading

11.7 Life Estimates for Variable Amplitude Loading

11.8 Design Considerations

11.9 Plasticity Aspects and Limitations of LEFM for Fatigue Crack Growth

11.10 Summary


Problems and Questions


12 Environmentally Assisted Cracking

12.1 Introduction

12.2 Definitions, Concepts, and Analysis

12.3 EAC in Metals: Basic Mechanisms

12.4 Hydrogen-Induced Embrittlement

12.5 Liquid Metal Embrittlement

12.6 EAC of Polymers

12.7 EAC of Glasses and Ceramics

12.8 Additional Comments and Preventative Measures


Problems and Questions


13 Plastic Deformation Behavior and Models for Materials

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Stress–Strain Curves

13.3 Three-Dimensional Stress–Strain Relationships

13.4 Unloading and Cyclic Loading Behavior from Rheological Models

13.5 Cyclic Stress–Strain Behavior of Real Materials

13.6 Summary


Problems and Questions


14 Stress–Strain Analysis of Plastically Deforming Members

14.1 Introduction

14.2 Plasticity in Bending

14.3 Residual Stresses and Strains for Bending

14.4 Plasticity of Circular Shafts in Torsion

14.5 Notched Members

14.6 Cyclic Loading

14.7 Summary


Problems and Questions


15 Strain-Based Approach to Fatigue

15.1 Introduction

15.2 Strain Versus Life Curves

15.3 Mean Stress Effects

15.4 Multiaxial Stress Effects

15.5 Life Estimates for Structural Components

15.6 Additional Discussion

15.7 Summary


Problems and Questions


16 Time-Dependent Behavior: Creep and Damping

16.1 Introduction

16.2 Creep Testing

16.3 Physical Mechanisms of Creep

16.4 Time–Temperature Parameters and Life Estimates

16.5 Creep Failure under Varying Stress

16.6 Stress–Strain–Time Relationships

16.7 Creep Deformation under Varying Stress

16.8 Creep Deformation under Multiaxial Stress

16.9 Component Stress–Strain Analysis

16.10 Energy Dissipation (Damping) in Materials

16.11 Summary


Problems and Questions


Appendix A Review of Selected Topics from Mechanics of Materials

A.1 Introduction

A.2 Basic Formulas for Stresses and Deflections

A.3 Properties of Areas

A.4 Shears, Moments, and Deflections in Beams

A.5 Stresses in Pressure Vessels, Tubes, and Discs

A.6 Elastic Stress Concentration Factors for Notches

A.7 Fully Plastic Yielding Loads



Appendix B Statistical Variation in Materials Properties

B.1 Introduction

B.2 Mean and Standard Deviation

B.3 Normal or Gaussian Distribution

B.4 Typical Variation in Materials Properties

B.5 One-Sided Tolerance Limits

B.6 Discussion



 Appendix C A Survey of Engineering Materials

C.1 Introduction

C.2 Alloying and Processing of Metals

C.3 Irons and Steels

C.4 Nonferrous Metals

C.5 Polymers

C.6 Ceramics and Glasses

C.7 Composite Materials

C.8 Summary

Published by Pearson (July 20th 2018) - Copyright © 2019