ME 461 Fatigue and Fracture (3 credits)



         Course description: Fatigue and fracture mechanics methodologies for structural integrity analysis, fracture control, microstructural and environmental effects, fatigue and failure analysis.

         Prerequisites: ENGR 350 Mechanics of Materials


         Lecture 2 examples of fatigue failures

         Lecture 3 macro- and micro-aspects of fatigue crack growth (FCG)

         Lecture 4 micro-aspects of FCG

         Homework 1-solutions

         Homework 2-solutions

         Homework 3-solutions

         Homework 4-solutions

         Homework 5-solutions

         Homework 6-solutions

         Exam 1- solutions

         Exam 2 solutions

         Final exam solutions


         Rainflow diagram

         Old final exam - solutions