Course Number: FLR-002
Course Field: Structural Failure
PDH Credits: 2

Course Overview

Metals can fail by ductile or brittle fracture. Metals that fracture with a relatively small or negligible amount of plastic strain exhibit brittle fracture, and cracks in this case propagate rapidly.

This course discusses:

  • Brittle fracture mechanism
  • Stress-temperature curves
  • Crack initiation and propagation
  • Fracture toughness

Course Content

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