Applied Fracture Mechanics

Budapest University of Technology and Economics
LEVEL
Master
TYPE
Course
MODES
-
LANGUAGE
-
ECTS
4
PERIOD
04/09/2023 to 22/01/2024

Course Description

The objective of the subject is the presentation of the basic theories and methods of fracture mechanics, and their application in the field of civil engineering. The basic definitions of fracture mechanics and their mathematical representation, and the basic calculation methods are also introduced. The design methods in Eurocode based on fracture mechanics are presented.

Time format

weekly

Educational-info

Competences

Student will learn the basic definitions of fracture mechanics,
will learn the cause of cracks and the cause of crack propagation,
will learn the methods used for the calculation of the stress state near the cracks,
will learn the most important variables of fracture mechanics, and the basic methods for their determination with calculation or tests,
will learn the application of the tools of fracture mechanics to structures in civil engineering,
will learn the simple and complex methods to determine the structural integrity,
will learn about the fatigue cracks.
Student will be able to calculate the most important factors of fracture mechanics,
will be able to determine the stress intensity factor or J integral near the head of the crack,
will be able to decide that how dangerous a crack is with one or multiple parameter analysis,
will be able to predict the lifetime of a structural element in case of cyclic loading,
will be able to use advanced methods to avoid the fatigue cracks in the structure,
will be able to recognize the fracture mechanics in the background of Eurocode.
Stdent is ready to apply numerical computational tools,
is intent on learning and applying the relevant tools of fracture mechanics,
is intent on precise and error-free problem solving.
Student is able to autonomously evaluate instability phenomena and able to autonomously complete design calculations based on the literature,
is open to new design procedures, and autonomously evaluates the correctness and applicability of new design procedures.

Prerequisites

none

Duration

42 h / 14 weeks

ECTS

4

Validation mode

Continuous control

Maximum number of students

20

Access to disable

Yes

Organizer

Partner

Budapest University of Technology and Economics

Faculty

Faculty of Civil Engineering

Department

Department of Structural Engineering

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