A valuable guide for researchers and industrial engineers in the study of fracture mechanics, as well as for individuals performing failure analysis. Scientists and engineers from around the world have contributed experimental and theoretical papers on the fracture of materials to provide comprehensive coverage of the complete range of fracture, from fundamentals to applications. This volume includes sections on fundamentals of fracture, fracture mechanics, probabilistic approaches to fracture, and advanced materials. It also includes coverage of brittle fracture, ductile fracture, fatigue, statistical approaches, advanced materials, and structural life prediction.
Representations of persecution and martyrdom in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England helped shape a lasting ideal of Protestant heroism by recreating a drama of suffering learned from the Bible. This book examines the subversive potential of John Foxe's Acts and Monuments (the Book of Martyrs), alongside the work of Milton, Bunyan, George Fox and others.
This book is aimed at those in both industry and academic institutions who require a grounding not only in the basic principles of this important field but also in the practical aspects of evaluating fracture mechanics parameters.
For centuries, blindfold chess—the art of playing without sight of the board or pieces—has produced some of the greatest feats of human memory, progressing to the extent that the world record in 2009 was 45 [and is now 46] simultaneous blindfold games. This work describes the personalities and achievements of some of blindfold chess’s greatest players—including Philidor, Morphy, Blackburne, Zukertort, Pillsbury, Reti, Alekhine, Koltanowski, Najdorf and Fine, as well as present-day grandmasters such as Anand and Kramnik. Including some never before published, 444 games scores are presented, peppered with diagrams and annotations. Hints for playing blindfold, and its practical value, are also included.
This volume focuses on the theory and practice of the regenerative development paradigm that is rapidly displacing sustainability as the most fertile ground for climate change adaptation research. This book brings together key thinkers in this field to develop a meaningful synthesis between the existing practice of regenerative development and the input of scholars in the social sciences. It begins by providing an expert introduction to the history, principles, and practices of regenerative development before going on to present a thorough theoretical examination by known theorists from disciplines including sociology, geography, and ethics. A section on regenerative development practices il...