Course Number: FLR-003
Course Field: Structural Failure
PDH Credits: 3

Course Overview

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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