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Fracture and Fatigue of Structures

Here are links of PPT PowerPoint Presentations, pdf PDF documents and word Word documents.


Topics outline:

  • Brittle and ductile fracture criteria
  • Mechanics and Mechanisms of Deformation of Solids
  • Introduction to fracture mechanics; Definition of stress intensity factors
  • Fatigue and Cyclic Loading; Models of Fatigue Life Assessment
  • Fatigue crack growth calculations
  • Failure prediction in composite structures
  • Free-edge and internal delamination. Anisotropic cracks
  • Fatigue behavior of composites vs metals
  • Time-dependent Inelastic Deformation (creep); High temperature applications
  • New micromechanical models
  • Structural Integrity Programs; Case Studies

ME 7775 course taken at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


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