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General information:
Name:
Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics
Course of study:
2019/2020
Code:
ZSDA-3-0211-s
Faculty of:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Study level:
Third-cycle studies
Specialty:
-
Field of study:
Szkoła Doktorska AGH
Semester:
0
Profile of education:
Academic (A)
Lecture language:
English
Form and type of study:
Full-time studies
Course homepage:
 
Responsible teacher:
prof. Hamilton Carter (hamiltbc@miamioh.edu)
Dyscypliny:
inżynieria materiałowa
Module summary

This course introduces students to the mechanics of fracture due to the presence of cracks in structural materials. Primary focus is given to linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) covering such topics as energy release rate, crack resistance, crack stability/instability and fracture toughness testing. Emphasis is placed on both theory and applied problem solving with a materials engineering perspective. The course also presents the basics of non-linear fracture mechanics from concepts in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM) and time-dependent fracture mechanics (TDFM). These topics include the J-integral, J-resistance curves, the C* integral and Ct.

Description of learning outcomes for module
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Connections with FLO Method of learning outcomes verification (form of completion)
Social competence: is able to
M_K001 Student ...... SDA3A_K01
Skills: he can
M_U001 Studen can derive the K-controlled and J-controlled crack tip stress/strain fields and assess the influence of crack configuration, specimen geometry and material properties on these solutions SDA3A_U01
M_U002 Student can construct models of the crack tip stress/strain fields, plastic zone sizes and plastic zone shapes using commercial software and analyze the results SDA3A_U01
Knowledge: he knows and understands
M_W001 Student posesses general knowledge on fracure of engineering materials SDA3A_W01 Examination
M_W002 Student knows principles of linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) SDA3A_W01
Number of hours for each form of classes:
Sum (hours)
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
30 15 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
FLO matrix in relation to forms of classes
MLO code Student after module completion has the knowledge/ knows how to/is able to Form of classes
Lecture
Audit. classes
Lab. classes
Project classes
Conv. seminar
Seminar classes
Pract. classes
Zaj. terenowe
Zaj. warsztatowe
Prace kontr. przejść.
Lektorat
Social competence
M_K001 Student ...... + + - - - - - - - - -
Skills
M_U001 Studen can derive the K-controlled and J-controlled crack tip stress/strain fields and assess the influence of crack configuration, specimen geometry and material properties on these solutions + + - - - - - - - - -
M_U002 Student can construct models of the crack tip stress/strain fields, plastic zone sizes and plastic zone shapes using commercial software and analyze the results + + - - - - - - - - -
Knowledge
M_W001 Student posesses general knowledge on fracure of engineering materials + + - - - - - - - - -
M_W002 Student knows principles of linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) + + - - - - - - - - -
Student workload (ECTS credits balance)
Student activity form Student workload
Summary student workload 107 h
Module ECTS credits 3 ECTS
Udział w zajęciach dydaktycznych/praktyka 30 h
Preparation for classes 30 h
przygotowanie projektu, prezentacji, pracy pisemnej, sprawozdania 20 h
Realization of independently performed tasks 20 h
Examination or Final test 2 h
Contact hours 5 h
Module content
Lectures (15h):

This course introduces students to the mechanics of fracture due to the presence of cracks in structural materials. Primary focus is given to linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) covering such topics as energy release rate, crack resistance, crack stability/instability and fracture toughness testing. Emphasis is placed on both theory and applied problem solving with a materials engineering perspective. The course also presents the basics of non-linear fracture mechanics from concepts in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM) and time-dependent fracture mechanics (TDFM). These topics include the J-integral, J-resistance curves, the C* integral and Ct.

Auditorium classes (15h):

This course introduces students to the mechanics of fracture due to the presence of cracks in structural materials. Primary focus is given to linear-elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM) covering such topics as energy release rate, crack resistance, crack stability/instability and fracture toughness testing. Emphasis is placed on both theory and applied problem solving with a materials engineering perspective. The course also presents the basics of non-linear fracture mechanics from concepts in elastic-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM) and time-dependent fracture mechanics (TDFM). These topics include the J-integral, J-resistance curves, the C* integral and Ct.

Additional information
Teaching methods and techniques:
  • Lectures: Presentation and discussion
  • Auditorium classes: Solving examples and discussion
Warunki i sposób zaliczenia poszczególnych form zajęć, w tym zasady zaliczeń poprawkowych, a także warunki dopuszczenia do egzaminu:

The following tools will be used to assess students’ progress toward the Course Outcomes:
• Three exams will measure all outcomes for individual students under time constraint
• Homework assignments will measure all outcomes for individual students without time constraint
• Project assignments (independent case studies and/or research problems)
• Course evaluations by individual students at the end of the semester will assess all outcomes

Participation rules in classes:
  • Lectures:
    – Attendance is mandatory: No
    – Participation rules in classes: 1. Lecture attendance is required. 2. Lecture will begin promptly at the scheduled time. 3. On time attendance counts as 100%; late attendance as 50%; absence as 0%. 4. More than 15 minutes late counts as an absence. 5. No make-up tests will be given for unexcused absences. 6. University policy concerning academic honesty will be strictly enforced.
  • Auditorium classes:
    – Attendance is mandatory: Yes
    – Participation rules in classes: 1. Lecture attendance is required. 2. Lecture will begin promptly at the scheduled time. 3. On time attendance counts as 100%; late attendance as 50%; absence as 0%. 4. More than 15 minutes late counts as an absence. 5. No make-up tests will be given for unexcused absences. 6. University policy concerning academic honesty will be strictly enforced.
Method of calculating the final grade:

Final grade is an exam grade

Sposób i tryb wyrównywania zaległości powstałych wskutek nieobecności studenta na zajęciach:

Exam

Prerequisites and additional requirements:

Basic Physics and Mechanics

Recommended literature and teaching resources:

Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics, David Broek, Kluwer Academic Publishers, 4th Edition, 2002 (available as a Google book online)
Reference Texts
• Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, Ted L. Anderson, Taylor & Francis, 3rd Edition, 2005
• Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, Richard W. Hertzberg, Wiley, 5th Edition, 2013

Scientific publications of module course instructors related to the topic of the module:

Additional scientific publications not specified

Additional information:

None