Fatigue Crack Growth Course
|Course Field:||Structural Failure|
A crack in a part will grow under conditions of cyclic applied loading, or under a steady load in a hostile chemical environment. Crack growth due to cyclic loading is called fatigue crack growth and is the focus of this course.
This course discusses:
- Crack size vs. cycles
- Definitions for applied loading
- Overview of crack growth
- Stress ratio effect on crack growth rate
- Crack growth relationships, including the Paris equation, Walker equation, and NASGRO equation
- Failure criteria
- Life prediction
- Calculation of factor of safety
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After you pass the quiz, you will receive a certificate of completion, which you may access within your Account page. You may present this certificate to your state licensing board as proof of course completion.