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Structural Failure, Edited by Tomasz Wierzbicki and Norman Jones
The decline of our urban infrastructure is, perhaps more than ever, a cause of national concern. And this in-depth look describes the confluence of factors that make structural failure inevitable-as well as avoidable. The failure process is viewed as a three-tiered phenomenon: micro, or material, level failure; through-thickness failure; and global structural failure. Leading experts examine the interactive processes that underlie structural failure, covering such specifics as fracturing, fragmentation, tearing of thin metal sheets, impact loading, failure of brittle material, collapse of thin-walled structures, bending and denting failure, as well as a variety of additional loading conditions, both static and dynamic. Critical to safety-enhanced product development in mechanical design, aerospace structures, building structures, and product packaging, this important reference catalogs for design engineers the measures and means for predicting, resisting, and controlling structural failure.
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