1. The perspective on failure and direction of approach ; 2. History, conditions, and requirements ; 3. Isotropic baselines ; 4. The failure theory for isotropic materials ; 5. Isotropic materials failure behavior ; 6. Experimental and theoretical evaluation ; 7. Isotropic materials failure examples ; 8. The ductile/brittle transition for isotropic materials ; 9. Defining yield stress and failure stress (strength) ; 10. Fracture mechanics ; 11. Anisotropic, unidirectional fiber composites failure ; 12. Anisotropic, fiber composite laminates failure ; 13. Micromechanics failure analysis ; 14. Nanomechanics failure analysis ; 15. Damage, cumulative damage, creep, and fatigue failure ; 16. Probabilistic failure and probabilistic life prediction
A complete and comprehensive theory of failure is developed for homogeneous and isotropic materials. The full range of materials types are covered from very ductile metals to extremely brittle glasses and minerals.