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Faculty of Engineering | Lund University

Details for the Course Syllabus for Course FMEN30F valid from Autumn 2018

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  • The aim of the course is to describe the physical mechanisms behind fatigue, and the methods that are used in design against fatigue.
  • Cyclic deformation and crack initiation. Fracture mechanisms. Fracture mechanics treatment of fatigue cracks. Fatigue crack growth in ductile and brittle materials. Short fatigue cracks. Contact fatigue. Fatigue and evironment: Corrosion fatigue and high temperature fatigue. Life estimates and dimensioning against fatigue. Fatigue testing.
Knowledge and Understanding
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must

  • be familiar with the different types of fatigue, the basic mechanisms behind fatigue and be able to use commonly accepted methods of design against fatigue.
    be familiar with engineering design against fatigue.
Competences and Skills
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must

  • demonstrate the ability to perform construction design against fatigue and to recognize situations and mechanisms relevant to fatigue.
Judgement and Approach
  • For a passing grade the doctoral student must
Types of Instruction
  • Lectures
Examination Formats
  • Written exam
  • Failed, pass
Admission Requirements
Assumed Prior Knowledge
Selection Criteria
  • S.Suresh: Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press. Av institutionen utdelat material.. Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0521578477.
Further Information
Course code
  • FMEN30F
Administrative Information
  • 2018-05-04
  • Professor Per Kristiansson

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