14MUFML - Introduction to physics and fracture mechanics

Course specification
Course titleIntroduction to physics and fracture mechanics
Study programme
Lecturer (for classes)
Lecturer/Associate (for practice)
Lecturer/Associate (for OTC)
    ConditionОблик условљености
    The goalThe goal of this course is to understand basic principles of physics of fracture and fracture mechanics. .
    The outcomeBasic engineering knowledge on prevention of fracture, based on knowledge of mechanisms and fracture mechanis
    Contents of lecturesFailure and fracture in materials. Types of fracture. Phases of fracture. Crack initiation mechanism in different materials. Crack propagation: mechanisam and rate; Characteristical features of fractured surface. Identification of fracture types. ; Introduction to fracture mechan ics. Historic overview. Presence of cracks. Influence of loading and geometrical factors on fracture. Plain stress and plain strain. Stress and strain at crack typ.Linear elastic fracture mechanics (LEFM). parameters of fracture mechanics and fracture criterions in LEFM. Plastic deformation at crack tip. Elasto-plastic fracture mechanics (EPFM). Crack typ opening displacement (CTOD) and CMOD). Ј-integral; Stable crack propagation.
    Contents of exercisesObservation of fractured surface using light and SEM microscopes. Identification of typical features. Calculation of stress and strain at crack tip. Analitical determinayion of stress intensity factor, crack opening and J-integral. Experimental determination of parameters of fracture mechanics. Numerical procedures. Energies of crack initiation and crack propagation.
    1. D.J.Wulpi, Understanding How Components Fail, ASM (1996)
    2. D. Broek, Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Springer, 2nd Edition, 2002.
    3. T.L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics: Fundametals and Applications, CRC Press, 3rd Ed., 2004
    4. R.W. Hertzberg, Deformation and Fracture of Engineering Materials, Willey, 4th Ed., 1995.
    Number of hours per week during the semester/trimester/year
    LecturesExercisesOTCStudy and ResearchOther classes
    Methods of teachingLectures, calculation and laboratory
    Knowledge score (maximum points 100)
    Pre obligationsPointsFinal examPoints
    Activites during lecturesTest paper
    Practical lessonsOral examination60