MEC E 685 - Macro Fracture Mechanics

★ 3 (fi 6)(EITHER, 3-0-0)

Faculty of Engineering

Basic concepts of linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics: linear and nonlinear stationary crack-tip stress, strain and displacement fields; energy balance and energy release rates; fracture resistance concepts-static and dynamic fracture toughness; criteria for crack growth; fracture control methodology and applications.