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MTE5501

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)C Davies

Synopsis

The unit will provide a structured introduction to the causes and mechanisms of fracture, and provide a methodology for analysing fractured components. Specific topics include the consequences of failure, basic stress analysis, linear elastic fracture mechanics (Griffith criterion, stress concentration, stress intensity factors, geometry effects, design philosophy, corrections for plasticity, plane strain LEFM criteria, Australian standards for testing), fractography and microstructures of fracture (ductile and brittle failure, fatigue, creep, stress corrosion cracking). Case studies will form a vital part of this unit.

Objectives

The unit will provide a structured introduction to the causes and mechanisms of fracture, and provide a methodology for analysing fractured components. Specific topics include the consequences of failure, basic stress analysis, linear elastic fracture mechanics (Griffith criterion, stress concentration, stress intensity factors, geometry effects, design philosophy, corrections for plasticity, plane strain LEFM criteria, Australian standards for testing), fractography and microstructures of fracture (ductile and brittle failure, fatigue, creep, stress corrosion cracking). Case studies will form a vital part of this unit.

Assessment

Assignment: 20%
Major case study: 50%
Examination: 30%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

88 hours of self-directed study and 56 hours major case study