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2016-2017 Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science Calendar-ARCHIVED 
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MECH 371 Fracture Mechanics and Dislocation Theory W | 3.5

Lecture: 3
Lab: 0
Tutorial: 0.5
Fracture Mechanics are developed to explain crack propagation in materials and structures. This includes development of the strain energy release rate (GIC) and the critical stress intensity factor (KIC). Emphasis will be placed on developing the correlation between microstructure control and the resistance to crack propagation which this variable produces. Dislocation theory will be evoked to analyse the stress fields of point, line and plane defects. Plasticity and fracture will be detailed, which includes the time dependent aspects of such processes as static fatigue and creep fracture.

Academic Units:
Mathematics 0
Natural Sciences 11
Complementary Studies 0
Engineering Science 20
Engineering Design 11


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