- Overview: Elasticity, Atomic scale concepts
- Linear elastic fracture mechanics, stress intensity factor, fracture toughness,
energy release rate, work of fracture, J-integral.
- Small-scale yielding/plastic fracture mechanics, resistance curves
- Fracture in engineering materials (e.g., ceramics, polymers, metals, composites, 3D printed, biological materials
- Cohesive zone models
- Size effects, Multiscale fracture
- Strain rate and instabilities
- Testing methods, Numerical methods. Combined experimental/computational approaches.
- All the lectures notes and videos will be listed in this page [Link]
- Homework #1 (Due on Thursday Sept. 23rd): [Link]
- Homework #2 (Due on Tuesday Oct. 19th): [Link]
- Homework #3 (Due on Friday Dec. 3th (Dec. 10 for extra credits)): [Link]
Check out previous year's projects in the following links:
- Project I Description [Link]
- Project I Proposal Template (for those who already discussed a project with me) [Link] (Download and complete)
- Project II Proposal/form [Link] (Due Nov. 15th)
: No book is required. I will personally follow ideas from the following books and resources:
- T.L. Anderson, “Fracture Mechanics: Fundamental and Applications”, 3rd Edition, 2005.
- Z.P. Bazant, J. Planas, “Fracture and size effect in concrete and other quasibrittle materials”, 1998.
- A. F. Bower, Applied Mechanics of Solids, CRC Press, 2009. [Link]
- J.W. Hutchinson, Notes on Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics. [Link]
- C.T. Sun, Fracture Mechanics (through the Purdue Library) [Link]
- Alan T. Zehnder, Fracture Mechanics (through the Purdue Library) [Link]
- H. Tada, P.C. Paris and G.R. Irwin, The Stress Analysis of Cracks Handbook (Excerpts) [Link]
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