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Advanced fatigue and fracture analysis

  • Course code: FTME090
  • Course higher education credits: 7.5
  • Department: MECHANICS AND MARITIME SCIENCES
  • Graduate school: Solid and Structural Mechanics
  • Course is normally given: This course is normally given triannually.
  • Language: The course will be given in English
  • Nordic Five Tech (N5T): This course is free for PhD students from N5T universities

The course sets out from a recapitulation of "classic" fatigue design with emphasis on different fatigue phenomena and key influencing parameters both from a solid mechanics' and a materials' perspective.

Subsequent sections include
- in-depth discussion on contact mechanics phenomena with connections to multiaxial fatigue, tribology etc.
- fatigue testing including statistical issues
- in-depth discussions on crack growth prediction including complications with numerical simulations, large-scale plasticity, small crack growth, influence of overloads and material deformation etc.
- overview of other topics such as
 - ultra high cycle fatigue
 - vibration fatigue and random fatigue
 - corrosion fatigue
 - creep fatigue

It is fairly open to adjust the focus (and partly the scope) of the course to fit needs and interests of the participants.

More information
Examination will be in the form of assignments. In addition, each participant is expected to give a lecture on a selected topic with relevance for her/his on-going research.

Course start preliminary 2016-04-04, 9–12 in Delta, Hörsalsvägen 7.
Estimated 10 times 4 hours lectures.

Registration to Anders Ekberg by e-mail (see below) preferably before March 23.

Literature
Course literature will be selected scientific papers / book extracts.
Lecturers
Professor Anders Ekberg and invited lecturers. Email: anders.ekberg@chalmers.se Phone: 031-772 3480
More information
Professor Anders Ekberg Email: anders.ekberg@chalmers.se Phone: 031-772 3480

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