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MECH 4103 [0.5 credit] Fatigue and Fracture Analysis

Elastic and elasto-plastic fracture mechanics. Fatigue design methods, fatigue crack initiation and growth Paris law and strain-life methods. Fatigue testing, scatter, mean stress effects and notches. Welded and built up structures, real load histories and corrosion fatigue. Damage tolerant design and fracture control plans.
Prerequisite(s): MAAE 3202 and fourth-year status in Engineering or by permission of the department.
Lectures three hours a week.