Ch. 1. The basic knowledge of LEFM -- Philosophy of stress and strain -- Stress intensity factor -- Fracture energy -- Calculating SIF using the weight function -- Basic materials models -- What are limitations of LEFM -- How LEFM differ from EPFM and FMDM -- Ch. 2. Standardized tests using LEFM concept -- ASTM standard testing -- Example of standardized usage in research projects -- Ch. 3. How to use LEFM in metallurgical failure analysis -- Case study in failure analysis -- Ch. 4. Examples of using LEFM in materials science and engineering -- Example in composite -- Example in polyethylene / plastic -- Example in welding -- Example in biomedical field -- Example in coating / adhesive -- Example in your expertise -- Ch. 5. Computational aspects of LEFM -- Modeling microstructure the simple way -- Ch. 6. What is the future of LEFM?; concluding remarks -- Sample copy of ASTM -- Commonly used shape factor -- Materials models based on LEFM -- Example of input file for Abaqus [trademark] using de-bonding -- Example of input file for Abaqus [trademark] using element knock down -- Example of using the weight function to convert residual stress into stress intensity factor -- Permission to reuse of journal publication (shown only once).