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E M A 519: Fracture Mechanics

  • Catalog Description:
    Introduction to the mechanics of fracture of linear and nonlinear materials. Crack stress and deformation fields; stress intensity factors; crack tip plastic zone; fracture toughness testing; energy release rate; J-integral. Criteria for crack growth initiation/stability; application to design.
  • Credits: 3
  • Prerequisites: EMA 214, 304, or 306/307
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