CE 57000 Advanced Structural Mechanics
P: CE 27000 or CE 27300
Studies of stress and strain, failure theories, and yield criteria; flexure and torsion theories for solid- and thin-walled members; and energy methods.
CE 5zz00 Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
P: At least one course in advanced mechanics of materials, advanced structural mechanics, continuum mechanics, elasticity, etc.
This is a graduate course in fracture mechanics for those students who are interested in learning more about the concepts of material deformation and failure in the context of solid mechanics when cracks are present. The class will be introductory in nature as we will study the fundamental concepts of solid mechanics and linear elastic fracture mechanics. In addition, we will briefly study the nonlinear behavior in fracture mechanics.