14DMI4 - Physics of Fracture

Course specification
Course titlePhysics of Fracture
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalTo understand physical background of different fracture mechanisms, crack initiation and crack propagation, governed by present structure, thermomechanical history, environment, production technology and/or welding.
    The outcomeStudent will be able to independently analyze fracture and identify fracture mechanism.
    Contents of lecturesCourse is focused on physical explanation of different fracture mechanisms. Influences of structure (present microconstituents, grain size and shape, size, shape, chemical composition and distribution of seconf phase particles and/or impurities), thermomechanical parameters (temperature, strain, strain rate, load), environment (temperature, corrosion..), production technology (forging, rolling, pressing, stretching..), welding on possible brittle or ductile fracture, fatigue and creep failures are discussed in details.
    Contents of exercisesIndependent observation of fractured surface on SEM and srtereo microscopes. Case studies.
    1. D.J.Wulpi, Understanding How Components Fail, ASM (1996)
    2. R.W.Hertzberg, Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials, J.Wiley&Son, (1996)
    3. D.P.Dennies, How to Organize and Run a Failure Investigation, ASM International (2005)
    4. ASM Metals Handbook Volume 11-Failure Analysis and Prevention, 2002
    5. ASM Metals Handbook Volume 11-Fractography, 1987
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures and laboratory work
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60