This is an English translation of a Chinese textbook that has been designated a national planned university textbook, the highest award given to scientific textbooks in China. The book provides a complete overview of mechanical properties and fracture mechanics in materials science, mechanics, and physics. It details the macro- and micro-mechanical
Introduction. Fundamentals of Elasto-Plastic Mechanics. Basis of Macro- and Microfracture Mechanics. Basic Mechanical Properties of Materials. Material Hardness and the Size Effect. Testing of Material Fracture Toughness. Residual Stresses in Materials. Creep and Fatigue of Metals. Mechanical Properties of Materials in Environmental Media. Macro- and Microcomputational Materials Mechanics. Mechanical Properties of Smart Materials. Mechanical Properties of Thin Films. Mechanical Properties of Polymer Materials. Ceramics and the Mechanical Properties of Ceramic Coating Materials. Mechanical Properties of Composite Materials. Index.