11R11. Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials, Volume 2: Dynamic Loading and Intelligent Material Systems. - YM Haddad (Mech Eng, Univ of Ottawa, Canada). Kluwer Acad Publ, Dordrecht, Netherlands. 2000. 484 pp. ISBN 0-7923-6355-8. $225.00.

Reviewed by YA Rossikhin (Dept of Theor Mech, Voronezh State Univ of Architec and Civil Eng, ul Kirova 3-75, Voronezh, 394018, Russia).

The book under review is the second volume of the two-volume monograph Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials. This volume is devoted to the evaluation of the engineering materials properties under dynamic loading. However, due to the wide scope of topics covered and its popular presentation, this book is not a monograph, it can be classified as a tutorial on dynamic behavior of engineering materials. In each chapter, a review of well-known results in particular aspects of dynamic loading is given, which paves the way for a person inexperienced in the field for perceiving the current state of the art in the development of mechanics of materials. Having read this book, a reader will be ready to embark on in-depth study of the subject.

The second volume begins with Chapter 9. The previous eight chapters, devoted to static and quasi-static loading of linear and nonlinear elastic, viscoelastic, and elastic-plastic continuum media, are contained in Volume 1 (an interested reader is referred to the review of Volume 1 by J-C Roegiers published in AMR, July 2002, p B61). Chapter 9 introduces the subject of the response of metallic materials to dynamic loading both under high and low rates. Behavior of the materials within the plastic range, with due account for plastic instability and localization effects, is reviewed in Chapter 10. Chapter 11 presents brief information concerning elastic bulk and plane wave propagation in unbounded and semi-infinite elastic media, as well as surface waves. It is worth noting that aspects of dynamic behavior of rods and plates are discussed rather weakly and superficially. Dynamic plastic behavior of engineering materials, as well as plastic shock wave propagation, are presented in Chapter 12. Linear viscoelastic properties of materials under dynamic loading are discussed in Chapter 13, and linear and nonlinear viscoelastic wave propagation is considered in Chapter 14. The dynamic behavior of fiber-reinforced composite materials is presented in Chapter 16. Chapter 17 gives an introduction into the concept of intelligence in engineering materials, as well as a review of different models, control algorithms, and analyses developed by various researchers. Pattern recognition and classification methodology for the characterization of material response states is discussed in the last chapter, 18.

Each chapter ends with a list of main references, as well as the references for further reading, but this reviewer should note that only a few of them, excluding those of the author, were published during the last 10 years. Chapters 10, 11, 14, and 15 contain problems for student self-checking. Volume 2 concludes with a subject index and cumulative subject index.

This reviewer can recommend Mechanical Behavior of Engineering Materials, Volume 2 only for undergraduate students of civil engineering and mechanical engineering departments as an introductory course in dynamic behavior of engineering materials.