Academic Catalog


Course Code: 8760516
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: Mechanical Design And Manufacturing
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
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Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Introduction;conventional failure criteria;characteristic brittle failures;Griffith`s work;fracture mechanics.Linear Elastic Stress Fields in Cracked Bodies;crack deformation modes and basic concepts;Westergaard method;crack tip stress and displacement fields; stress intensity factor solutions;three dimensional configurations.Small Scale Yielding; cracktip plastic zone ;Irwin`s model.Energy of Fracture;energy balance during crack growth;Griffith theory;energy release rate and stress intensity factor;crack stability. Critical Stress Intensity Factor Fracture Criterion;fracture criterion;fracture toughness;micromechanics of fracture;experimental determination of KIc;R-curves.Fatigue crack growth;constant amplitude loading;fatigue life prediction using stress intensity factor;variable amplitude loading;retardation; Wheeler`s model;fatigue design philosophies; damage tolerance methodology;fatigue crack behavior in the presence of residual stress;environmentally enhanced fatigue crack propagation (corrossion fatigue). Computational fracture mechanics.