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Fracture mechanics print that page


In modern materials science , fracture mechanics is an important tool in improving the mechanical performance of materials and components. It applies the physics of stress and strain , in particular the theories of elasticity and plasticity , to the microscopic crystallographic defects

Strength of materials print that page

In materials science , the strength of a material is its ability to withstand an applied stress without failure. The applied stress may be tensile , compressive , or shear . Strength of materials is a subject which deals with loads, deformations and the forces acting on the material. A

wikipedia.org | 2011/8/19 7:26:53

Engineering print that page


The American Engineers' Council for Professional Development (ECPD, the predecessor of ABET ) [ 1 ] has defined "engineering" as: [T]he creative application of scientific principles to design or develop structures, machines, apparatus, or manufacturing processes, or works utilizing them

Solid mechanics print that page

As shown in the following table, solid mechanics inhabits a central place within continuum mechanics . The field of rheology presents an overlap between solid and fluid mechanics . Continuum mechanics The study of the physics of continuous materials Solid mechanics The study of

wikipedia.org | 2010/10/2 1:36:58

Integrated computational materials engineering print that page

Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) is an approach to design products, the materials that comprise them, and their associated materials processing methods by linking materials models at multiple length scales. The key words in the acronym are "Integrated", involving integrating

wikipedia.org | 2011/4/19 21:06:09

Ceramic materials print that page


A ceramic material may be defined as any inorganic crystalline oxide material. It is solid and inert. Ceramic materials are brittle, hard, strong in compression, weak in shearing and tension. They withstand chemical erosion that occurs in an acidic or caustic environment. In many cases withstanding

Continuum mechanics print that page

information about the particular material studied is added through a constitutive relation . Continuum mechanics deals with physical properties of solids and fluids which are independent of any particular coordinate system in which they are observed. These physical properties are then represented

wikipedia.org | 2011/10/1 6:28:32

Fluid mechanics print that page


The study of fluid mechanics goes back at least to the days of ancient Greece , when Archimedes investigated fluid statics and buoyancy and formulated his famous law known now as the Archimedes' Principle . Rapid advancement in fluid mechanics began with Leonardo da Vinci (observation

Applied mechanics print that page

Applied mechanics , as its name suggests, bridges the gap between physical theory and its application to technology . As such, applied mechanics is used in many fields of engineering , especially mechanical engineering . In this context, it is commonly referred to as engineering mechanics

wikipedia.org | 2011/7/20 12:30:19

Deformation (mechanics) print that page

induced strains is expressed by constitutive equations , e.g., Hooke's law for linear elastic materials . Deformations which are recovered after the stress field has been removed are called elastic deformations . In this case, the continuum completely recovers its original configuration.

wikipedia.org | 2011/7/1 1:13:45