MMP535 Fracture Theory

Code MMP535
Name Fracture Theory
Status Compulsory/Courses of Limited Choice
Level and type Post-graduate Studies, Academic
Field of study Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Machine Building
Academic staff Andrejs Krasņikovs, Olga Kononova
Credit points 3.0 (4.5 ECTS)
Parts 1
Annotation Griffith ideas on cracks stability conditions. Irvin method. Stress concentration. Stress intensity factor. Fracture toughtness. Energy methods: J-integral, strain energy release rate parameter, R-curve. Damagemechanics. Cracks and debonding in composites. Cyclic loading and de-bonding in composites. Cyclic loading and cracks propagation conditi-ons..
Goals and objectives
of the course in terms
of competences and skills
The aim of the study course is to teach students to analyze the structure of the cracks and the stress concentrators of elastic, plastic and viscoelastic materials, determine the design strength, structural design, analysis and crack stress concentrator hazards in structures.
Learning outcomes
and assessment
Knowledge of theories of strength - Tests
Knowledge of plastic deformed state structure determination - Consultations
Knowledge of stress concentration factor, stress intensity factors, fracture Toughness factor - Tests
Knowledge of COD, the energy release rate and Čerepanova-Rice integral - Tests
Course prerequisites Resistance of materials, theoretical mechanics, mathematics, physics

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