FRACTURE MECHANICS AND FAILURE ANALYSIS
MM-403: FRACTURE MECHANICS AND FAILURE ANALYSIS
Theories of creep and fatigue fracture mechanism in ductile and brittle materials. Brittle and ductile fracture comparison. The theoretical cohesive strength of solids. Stress concentration at a notch and at a crack. Plane stress and plane stain fracture toughness. Fracture toughness parameters and testing.
Fractography: Micro Mechanism of crack nucleation and propagation inter crystalline brittleness. Fracture mechanics in stress corrosion. Impact testing, characteristics of fracture observed in ductile and brittle material. The crack opening displacement approach and empirical methods for assessing crack propagation in thick sections.