MEK4520 - Fracture Mechanics
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Linear elastic theory of unstable fracture of cracked bodies. Elastic-plastic theory of unstable fracture of cracked bodies. Fatigue crack growth models. Experimental methods for material characterisation. Method formulations for practical applications.
To provide an understanding of fundamental principles and assumptions, and to give a basis for analysis and evaluation of structures from a fracture mechanics point of view.
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Recommended previous knowledge
10 credits overlap with MEK9520 - Fracture Mechanics (discontinued)
9 credits with ME352 and ME322.
* The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
3 hours of lectures per week.
Three compulsory assignments need to be passed within given deadlines to be allowed to take the final exam.
Depeding on the number of students, the exam will be either oral or written.
What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester.
Examination support material
Permitted aids at the exam: Rottmanns formula list + approved calculator.
Information about approved calculators (Norwegian only)
Language of examination
Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.
You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.
Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.