Fracture Mechanics Course
|Course Field:||Structural Failure|
Fracture mechanics is a methodology that is used to predict and diagnose failure of a part with an existing crack or flaw. The presence of a crack in a part magnifies the stress in the vicinity of the crack and may result in failure prior to that predicted using traditional strength-of-materials methods.
This course discusses:
- Stress concentrations around cracks
- Modes of loading
- Stress intensity factor
- Fracture toughness
- Initial crack size
- Plastic zone size for plane-stress and plane-strain
- Ductile vs. brittle fracture
Static fracture analysis methods, including:
- Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM)
- Failure Assessment Diagram (FAD)
- Residual Strength Curve
- Brief introduction to fatigue crack growth
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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.