Statistical Meso-Mechanics of Damage and Failure: How Microdamage Induces Disaster

Series Publication of Multiscale Mechanics

Authors: Bai, Yilong, Xia, Mengfen, Ke, Fujiu

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  • Provides a new window to look at the formidable topic of catastrophic failure different from the top-down approach and continuum damage
  • Combines the physical and mechanical expertise from an interdisciplinary standpoint towards the damage and failure
  • Presents typical applications of the framework of statistical meso-mechanics to practically important cases, such as concrete under bi-axial loading, metal forming, failure wave, spallation under impact, short fatigue crack, etc 
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This book introduces a trans-scale framework necessary for the physical understanding of breakdown behaviors and presents some new paradigm to clarify the mechanisms underlying the trans-scale processes. The book, which is based on the interaction of mechanics and statistical physics, will help to deepen the understanding of how microdamage induces disaster and benefit the forecasting of the occurrence of catastrophic rupture. It offers notes and problems in each part as interesting background and illustrative exercises.
Readers of the book would be graduate students, researchers, engineers working on civil, mechanical and geo-engineering, etc. However, people with various background but interested in disaster reduction and forecasting, like applied physics, geophysics, seismology, etc., may also be interested in the book. 

About the authors

Yilong Bai graduated from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1963. Since graduation, he has been associate Professor and Professor at the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. In 1991, he was elected Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research involves in impact dynamics and damage mechanics.  Bai has published over 150 research papers and two monographs (Academic Press, London and Pergamon, Oxford).

Mengfen Xia graduated from the Department of Physics, Perking University (China) in 1962. After graduation, he continued his research there as an assistant Professor, associate Professor and Professor in the Department of Physics, Perking University. Since 1989, he is invited as a Visiting Professor by the Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Xia has authored over 100 research papers on plasma physics, nonlinear science, and statistical microdamage mechanics.

Fujiu Ke graduated from the Department of Physics, Peking University (China) in 1967. From 1973 to 1987, she was working in the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Since 1987, she has been working in the Department of Physics, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics where she serves as Professor. Her research involves plasma physics, damage mechanics, and molecular simulations.

Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-70

    Bai, Yilong (et al.)

  • Quasi-static Evolution of Deformation and Damage in Meso-heterogeneous Media

    Pages 71-238

    Bai, Yilong (et al.)

  • Time-Dependent Population of Microdamage

    Pages 239-336

    Bai, Yilong (et al.)

  • Critical Catastrophe in Disordered Heterogeneous Brittle Media

    Pages 337-451

    Bai, Yilong (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Statistical Meso-Mechanics of Damage and Failure: How Microdamage Induces Disaster
Book Subtitle
Series Publication of Multiscale Mechanics
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Science Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-329-192-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-32-9192-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-329-191-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 497
Number of Illustrations
101 b/w illustrations, 143 illustrations in colour
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