ME 7773: Advanced Fracture Mechanics
Offered Fall, Even Years
|Prerequisites:||AE 7772 or CEE 7772 or CHE 7772 or ME 7772 or MSE 7772|
|Catalog Description:||Nonlinear fracture mechanics including elastic-plastic, time-dependent fracture, advanced test methods, J-integral theory, and extensions. Crosslisted with AE, CEE, CHE, and MSE 7773.|
|Textbooks:||Melvin F. Kanninen and Carl H. Popelar, Advanced Fracture Mechanics, First Edition, Oxford University Press, 1985.
Ashok Saxena, Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics for Engineers; First Edition, CRC Press, 1998.
|Instructors:||Ashok Saxena (MSE), David McDowell (ME), Christopher Lynch (ME), Richard Neu (ME), George Kardomateas(AE)|
M.Kanninen and C.Poplar, "Advanced Fracture Mechanics", Oxford University PressT.L.Anderson, "Fracture Mechanics-Fundamentals and Applications", CRC Press Current Literature in Fracture Mechanics
To provide an in-depth treatment of advanced topics in fracture mechanics including fracture and crack growth under elastic-plastic, time-dependent and dynamic conditions.The course emphasizes the fundamental underpinings of nonlinear fracture mechanics and its use in material evaluation and life prediction methodology for components. Micro-mechanics of fracture and crack growth processes are also covered. Upon completion of the course, the students should be able to read and follow current research papers in fracture mechanics.