Academic Catalog


Course Code: 5690583
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. SERKAN DA
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Basic concepts: Failure criteria, mechanisms of fracture, stress intensity factor. Energy balance and stress intensity factor approaches to fracture. Plane strain and plane stress fracture toughness of materials. Fatigue crack growth. Elastic-plastic fracture, plastic zone models, J-integral. Fail-safe and safe-life design concepts, damage tolerances. Applications to practical problems. (F)