CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
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2023/2024

# Fracture Mechanics 1

Code Completion Credits Range Language
14LM1 Z,ZK 2 2P+0C Czech
Garant předmětu:
Jiří Kunz
Lecturer:
Jiří Kunz
Tutor:
Jiří Kunz
Supervisor:
Department of Materials
Synopsis:

Abstract:

Mechanisms and modes of fracture. Stress and strain field in the vicinity of notch or crack tip. Parameters of linear elastic fracture mechanics. Total energy balance approach. Fracture toughness of materials and crack stability examination. Application in research and engineering practice.

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Outline:

1.Fracture modes and crack growth mechanisms

2.Stress and strain field around notches and cracks - theoretical background

3.Loading of cracked body - opening, sliding, and tearing modes, criterion of crack stability

4.Stress intensity factor - definition, calculation, influence of finite dimensions of body, boundary conditions, etc., fracture toughness - significance in practice, standard testing methods

5.Crack tip plastic zone under plane stress and plane strain conditions - analytical calculation and experimental determination of size and shape

6.Total energy balance approach - energy release rate, Griffith's criterion, R-curves

7.Sih's strain energy density factor - mixed mode problem, prediction of crack growth direction

8.Relations between parameters of linear elastic fracture mechanics

9.Examples and case studies

Keywords:

crack, fracture mechanisms, stress and strain fields, stress concentration, linear fracture mechanics, stress intensity factor, fracture toughness, crack driving force, R-curves, plastic zone, strain energy density factor

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Key references:

[1] Anderson, T.L. Fracture Mechanics. Fundamentals and Applications. 4th Ed. Boca Raton, CRC Press 2017.

[2] Dowling, N.E. Mechanical behavior of materials: engineering methods for deformation, fracture, and fatigue. 4th Ed. Boston, Pearson 2012.

Recommended references:

[1] Murakami, Y. et al.: Stress Intensity Factors Handbook. Oxford, Pergamon Press 1987.

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