Fracture Mechanics, (10ECTS)

Linköping University, Sweden

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Course objectives
After completing the course, the student must have:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the phenomenon of fracture growth;
  • Mechanisms, testing, modeling and simulation
  • Skills and ability to perform simpler hand calculations as well as numerical Finita Element calculations for crack growth dimensioning
  • Valuation ability and developed approach to fracture growth



  • Linear Elastic Crash Mechanics / Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM)
  • Elastoplastic Crash Mechanics / Elasto-Plastic Fracture Mechanics (EPFM)
  • Crime Mechanisms and Violence Testing / Fracture Mechanisms and Fracture Toughness



  • Applications on structures / Application to structures
  • Fatigue cracking / Fatigue crack propagation
  • Fatigue testing and environmental impact / Fatigue testing and environmental effects
  • Calculation Technique / Computational Fracture Mechanics

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