UT Dallas 2021 Graduate Catalog

MECH6356 - Fracture Mechanics

MECH 6356 Fracture Mechanics (3 semester credit hours) This course provides an introduction to analytical and experimental techniques for material failure by crack initiation and growth. Topics include fracture mechanics of brittle and ductile materials, asymptotic stress field in elastic and elastic-plastic materials, fracture criteria, fracture by cleavage, void growth, cohesive zone models, crack deflection, time-dependent fracture, dynamic fracture, and fatigue crack growth and life prediction. Prerequisite: MECH 6306 or MECH 6350. (3-0) T