Detailed module information
Module information on this degree can be found below, separated by year of study.
The module information below applies for the current academic year. The academic year runs from August to July; the 'current year' switches over at the end of July.
Students select optional courses subject to rules specified in the Mechanical Engineering Student Handbook, for example at most three Design and Business courses. Please note that numbers are limited on some optional courses and selection criteria will apply.
Fracture Mechanics B
ECTS units: 5
On successfully completing this module, students will be able to:
1. Explain the foundations, principles, application and limitations (both qualitative and quantitative) of linear elastic fracture mechanics, using appropriate terminology
2. Explain the micro-mechanisms of crack tip failure in metals, ceramics, polymers and fibre composite materials
3. Calculate the fracture toughness or fracture energy of a given material from data measured using a standard or well-defined specimen geometry
4. Formulate problems involving the static, fatigue or impact loading of flawed structures in terms of fracture mechanics
5. Predict - using fracture mechanics analysis - the residual strength or service life of a flawed structure or the critical size of a defect contained within.
6. Compose an outline safety case for an engineering component
ME2-hSAN and ME2-hMATL or equivalent
|Assessment type||Assessment description||Weighting||Pass mark||Must pass?|
|Examination||3 Hour exam||100%||50%||Y|