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MECH 371 Fracture Mech & Dislocation

MECH 371  Fracture Mech & Dislocation  Units: 3.50  

Fracture Mechanics are developed to explain crack propagation in materials and structures. This includes development of the strain energy release rate (GIC) and the critical stress intensity factor (KIC). Emphasis will be placed on developing the correlation between microstructure control and the resistance to crack propagation which this variable produces. Dislocation theory will be evoked to analyze the stress fields of point, line and plane defects. Plasticity and fracture will be detailed, which includes the time dependent aspects of such processes as static fatigue and creep fracture.
(Lec: 3, Lab: 0, Tut: 0.5)

Requirements: Prerequisites: MECH 270 Corequisites: Exclusions:   
Offering Term: W  
CEAB Units:    
Mathematics 0  
Natural Sciences 11  
Complementary Studies 0  
Engineering Science 20  
Engineering Design 11  
Offering Faculty: Smith Engineering