Tuesday & Thursday
Room: HAMP 2102
Description: This is a graduate course in Fracture Mechanics for those students who are interested in learning more about the concepts of material deformation and failure in the context of solid mechanics when cracks are present. The class will be introductory in nature as we will start with the fundamental concepts of solid mechanics and linear elastic fracture mechanics before we look at nonlinear behavior. The student is assumed to have taken at least a class on solid mechanics, continuum mechanics, elasticity, etc. .
Syllabus [Download PDF]
Course Main Topics:
Check out previous year's projects in the following links:
Books: No book is required. I will personally follow ideas from the following books and resources:
>> 12/14/2017: Final reports have been posted (follow this link)
>> 11/29/2017: New guidelines for the oral presentation and reports have been posted below.
>> 08/20/2017: Welcome to CE597 Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics. As a first assignment, read Notes: Some notes on elasticity for Thursday Aug. 31.
>> 09/14/2017: First Homework is now posted (See below).
>> 09/25/2017: New information about projects is now posted below.