MSE 212 – C212 Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue

Course Number: MSE 212C
Course Units: 4

Instructor: Professor Robert O. Ritchie

Catalog Description: A survey of the mechanical and microstructural aspects of fracture and failure in structural metals, ceramics, polymers and composites. Topics include deformation, linear elastic and non-linear fracture mechanics, and elastic-plastic fracture mechanics. Fatigue of engineering material will be covered from a defect-tolerant, stress-life and strain-life approach. Environmentally assisted fracture and fatigue will be discussed. Failure presentation and failure analysis methodology will be discussed.

Prerequisites: MSE 113 or equivalent.

Course Format: Three hours of lecture per week.