Fracture Mechanics

Fracture MechanicsHours: 3 0 3

Introduction to fracture mechanics. Types of cracks. Fracture toughness, stress intensity factors. Crack opening modes. Singular stress fields, Crack tip stress fields. Ductile to brittle transition. Linear elastic and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, J-integral, Post yield fracture mechanics, Failure theories. Fracture mechanics in design, experimental and analytical procedure in fracture mechanics. Case studies: ships, aerospace, and nuclear reactors.

Pre-requisites: NoneCo-requisites: None

Hours: XYZ where X = Lecture, Y = Lab, Z = Credit
All hours are per week.
3 Lab hours constitute 1 credit hour
1 credit hour implies 1 lecture of 50mins per academic week. 16 weeks in total.
Pre-Requisite courses are courses required to be completed before this course may be taken
Co-Requisite courses are courses required to be taken along with this course

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