ME 532: Fracture Resistant Design

Class Description:

Application of fracture mechanics and microstructural behavior to material selection for design; practical approximation of linear and inelastic fracture parameters for evaluation of complex components; destructive and nondestructive tests for control of toughness in manufacture; residual life assessment involving time-dependent fracture (creep, fatigue, stress, corrosion); case study and design project oriented. Prerequisite: ME 430 or consent of instructor. 4 hours.

TEXTBOOK: Fracture Mechanics - Fundamentals and Applications, T. L. Anderson, CRC Press

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