Course Syllabus for

Utmattning - ingenj├Ârs- och materialaspekter

FMEN30F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Autumn 2018
Decided by: Professor Per Kristiansson
Date of establishment: 2018-05-04

General Information

Division: Mechanics
Course type: Course given jointly for second and third cycle
The course is also given at second-cycle level with course code: FMEN30
Teaching language: English


The aim of the course is to describe the physical mechanisms behind fatigue, and the methods that are used in design against fatigue.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

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.

Course Contents

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.

Course Literature

S.Suresh: Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press. Av institutionen utdelat material.. Cambridge University Press, 1998. ISBN 0521578477.

Instruction Details

Type of instruction: Lectures

Examination Details

Examination format: Written exam
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Assumed prior knowledge: FKM015/FKMA01 Materials Engineering or FKM070/FKMN20 Advanced Material Technology, FHL013/FHLF15 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course

Course Occasion Information

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