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Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 
Rensselaer Catalog 2017-2018 [Archived Catalog]

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MANE 6460 - Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue of Materials

Fracture mechanics: linear elastic fracture, elastic crack boundary value problems, path independent integrals, stress concentration and crack nucleation, statistical approach to brittle fracture, toughening mechanisms, elastic-plastic fracture mechanics, elements of dynamic fracture. Fatigue of materials: response of materials under cyclic stress, micromechanical aspects of fatigue, phenomenological approach to fatigue life prediction, fracture mechanics approaches, fatigue crack initiation and propagation, variable amplitude, and overstress effects.

Prerequisites/Corequisites: Prerequisites: MANE 4670 Mechanical Behavior of Material.

When Offered: Spring term even-numbered years.

Credit Hours: 3

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