Tuesday & Thursday
Room: HAMP 2107
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:
Information about the projects will be posted here. General Schedule [Link]
Check out 2011 Projects in the following links:
Books: No book is required. I will personally follow ideas from the following books and resources:
>> 02/17/2013: There is new information about Project 1 (Check out the new Project 1 site in this Link).
>> 02/16/2013: Check out the new references (new books).
>> 02/13/2013: Homework#2 is now posted.
>> 01/01/2013: Welcome to the Spring 2013 version of this course. News, anouncements and changes will be posted on this side bar.