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Studies in Large Plastic Flow and Fracture

With Special Emphasis on the Effects of Hydrostatic Pressure

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674731349

Publication Date: 01/01/1964

362 pages


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Shortly before the outbreak of World War II it was discovered that an enormous increase in the ductility of ordinary steel results when it is exposed to high hydrostatic pressures. This work was continued during the war but the reports of it were then classified and postwar publication of this research was fragmentary and not easily accessible. This is a reprint of a work by Percy Bridgman that originally appeared in 1952 describing in detail these experiments on the behavior of materials, particularly steel, under very high pressure. As well as being of purely scientific interest, the book provides a better understanding of the difficult problems of flow and fracture, many of them still unsolved, in the narrow range of conditions more usually encountered in practical situations.

Awards & Accolades

  • Percy Williams Bridgman Is Winner of the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics
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