Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue

Course Description

The objectives of this course are to provide a comprehensive understanding of linear elastic fracture mechanics e.g. stress intensity factor, correction factors of stress intensity factor for different crack configuration and loading conditions, numerical methods for stress intensity factor determination, and an introduction to the elastic plastic fracture mechanics. Based on the knowledge of fracture mechanics, assessment of residual life of structural members under fatigue loading will be carried out.




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