Deformable Bodies and Their Material Behavior

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ESSENTIAL TOOLS FOR AVOIDING MATERIAL FUNCTIONAL FAILURE Offering comprehensive, organized, and detailed coverage, HenryHaslach and Ronald Armstrong s Deformable Bodies andTheir Material Behavior present a quantitative description ofthe mechanical behavior of a broad range of deformable bodies underwidely differing conditions and at a level sufficient to match realbehavior, and introduces the key tools needed to avoid materialfunctional failure. Covering stress and deformation analysis, material failure modes, and mechanical rest evaluations of material properties, this textprovides the tools, insights, and knowledge needed to build astrong foundation for the design of mechanical devices. Considers most types of materials: metals, ceramics, fiberedcomposites, concrete biological tissue, rubber, polymers, andwood. Focuses on the relationships between material properties of adeformable body and the forces and displacements applied to itsboundary. Helps develop an appreciation for the approximations made inproducing the mathematical models intended to predict mechanicalresponse. Provides historical background on the definitions and modelsthat designers commonly use, describing the practical reasons whythese tools were invented.