Syllabus for Fracture Mechanics
A revised version of the syllabus is available.
- 5 credits
- Course code: 1TM114
- Education cycle: Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level:
Materials Engineering A1N,
Explanation of codes
The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:
- G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
- G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
- G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
- GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
- A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
- A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
- AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified
- Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (3), Pass with credit (4), Pass with distinction (5)
- Established: 2020-02-25
- Established by:
- Revised: 2022-01-21
- Revised by: The Faculty Board of Science and Technology
- Applies from: Autumn 2022
120 credits in science/engineering including solid mechanics. Proficiency in English equivalent to the Swedish upper secondary course English 6.
- Responsible department: Department of Materials Science and Engineering
The aim of the course is to provide basic knowledge about fracture mechanics and the ability to analyse and evaluate structures that contain sharp defects.
On completion of the course the student shall be able to:
- identify and describe various fracture and damage mechanisms in materials,
- explain how a crack affects a structure and describe the stress and strain state that occurs in front of a crack in different materials,
- apply different methods to calculate crack driving forces in linear and nonlinear materials and formulate suitable fracture conditions for stationary and growing fractures in these materials,
- investigate whether a crack will grow stable or unstable,
- describe and explain the theoretical background for linear and nonlinear fracture mechanics,
- analyse fracture problems for both linear and nonlinear materials subject to increasing loads.
Phenomenological theories for fractures in materials and structures containing sharp cracks, and how this knowledge can be applied when designing constructions.
Lectures, laboratory work, lessons/exercises.
Written examination. Laboratory work.
If there are special reasons for doing so, an examiner may make an exception from the method of assessment indicated and allow a student to be assessed by another method. An example of special reasons might be a certificate regarding special pedagogical support from the disability coordinator of the university.
- Latest syllabus (applies from Autumn 2023)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2022)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2020, version 2)
- Previous syllabus (applies from Autumn 2020, version 1)
Applies from: Autumn 2022
Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.
Fracture Mechanics [Elektronisk resurs] : With an Introduction to Micromechanics
Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2011
Handbook of Solid Mechanics, Hållfasthetslära KTH, 2010 (English Edition)