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MTE2546

Faculty of Engineering

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)R Lapovok

Synopsis

Normal and shear stresses in three dimensions. Mohrs circle for stress in two and three dimensions. Strain state analysis, normal, shear , principal and volumetric strains. Invariants of stress and strain. Linear elasticity. Visco-elasticity. Yielding criteria. Strain rate and temperature effects. Power-law deformation. Work hardening and hardening coefficient. True and engineering stress strain curves. Influence of the loading path on mechanical properties. Brittle failure. Yielding and yield point phenomena. Stress concentrations. Irwin analysis of stress around a crack. Fracture toughness. Griffith analysis. Phenomenological and classical theories of fracture.

Objectives

  1. An understanding of stress and elastic strain
  2. knowledge on elastic, visco-elastic and plastic deformation of materials
  3. appreciation of mechanical testing techniques
  4. basic knowledge on the fracture mechanics of materials.

Assessment

Examination (3 hours): 60%
Assignments: 30%
Laboratory work: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor George Simon

Contact hours

36 lecture/practice classes, 3 laboratory experiments