Laajuus: 5

Aikataulu: 09.04.2018 - 24.05.2018

Vastuuopettaja (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Luc St-Pierre

Opetusperiodi (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

V (each academic year)

Osaamistavoitteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the student will be able to:
•    understand the theoretical background of linear and non-linear fracture mechanics.
•    apply the principles of fracture mechanics to solve design problems.
•    determine if crack growth will be stable or unstable.
•    define and discuss the most common fracture mechanisms.

Sisältö (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will start by introducing the fundamental principles of Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM).  This will cover both the energy balance and stress analysis of cracks as well as the necessary conditions for stable crack growth and small-scale yielding.  Then, these principles will be extended to elastic-plastic fracture mechanics by introducing the J-integral.  Finally, the course will provide an introduction to the fracture mechanisms and testing methods applicable for different materials.

Toteutus, työmuodot ja arvosteluperusteet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments and exam.

Työmäärä toteutustavoittain (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 24h (attendance is not mandatory)

Instructed exercises: 10h

Independent work: 100h


Oppimateriaali (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The lecture notes provided should be sufficient to follow the course.  For additional information, see: T.L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd edition, Taylor & Francis, 2005. 

Korvaavuudet (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The previous course Fatigue and Fracture of Structures (MEC-E8004) has been replaced by this course and Fatigue of Structures (MEC-E8006). Also this course replaces the old course Kul-49.4300 Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue.

Esitiedot (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Basic knowledge of solid mechanics.

Arvosteluasteikko (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Ilmoittautuminen (voimassa 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


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