Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.
After the course the students can:
- understand plastic deformation, crack growth and their interaction sufficiently to
- assess potential life-limiting failure mechanisms in practical engineering cases,
- analyze failure cases to gain further insight into life-limiting conditions and opportunities for improvement and finally
- use this information to guide safe and efficient use of materials for best performance
Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 23.10.2020
Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Iikka Virkkunen
Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Iikka Virkkunen
Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):
CEFR level (applies in this implementation):
Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):
Teaching language: English
Languages of study attainment: English
CONTENT, ASSESSMENT AND WORKLOAD
The course lectures develop student s existing understanding on deformation, stress concentrations and fracture with emphasis on phenomena underlying various failure mechanisms. Common failure mechanisms (cleavage, fatigue, creep, environmentally assisted degradation) are addressed and published failure cases explained. The students are required to analyze engineering component failure cases and connect the taught content to real life failure cases. The course includes materials testing laboratory exercises, which allow students to get first-hand experience on testing of materials and evaluating materials performance.
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Examination, exercises and exercise works.
- Lectures 12 h
- Exercises 20 h
- Independent work 100 h
- Examination 3 h
Hertzberg, R.W. Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials OR Meyers, M. & Chawla, K., Mechanical Behavior of Materials. 2nd edition.
Substitutes for Courses
Kon-67.3401 Rakenneaineet jännitysten ja ympäristön vaikutusten alaisina
KJR-C2004 Materiaalitekniikka or equal bachelor's level Materials science course. Recommended course MEC-E6001 Engineering Metals and Alloys.
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals
4 Quality Education
7 Affordable and Clean Energy
9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
12 Responsible Production and Consumption