This book is the most useful and comprehensive guide to fracture mechanics available. It has been adopted by more than 150 universities worldwide and used by thousands of professional engineers and researchers. This new edition reflects the latest research, industry practices, applications, and computational analysis & modeling developments. It encompasses theory and applications, linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics, solid mechanics, and materials science with a unified, balanced, and in-depth approach. New chapter problems have been added and many others revised.