Design Against Structural Failure

School of Metallurgy & Materials, School of Metallurgy and Materials

College of Engineering and Physical Sciences


Code 17184

Level of study Third/Final year

Credit value 10

Semester 1

Module description

The course will introduce engineering design against failure under both montonic and cyclic loading, in both the presence and absence of a pre-crack. The concepts of fractured mechanics and their use under both montonic and cyclic loading will be high-lighted. The course will enable students to appreciate and feel comfortable with the principles of elastic stress analysis in both isotropic material and anisotropic material. Examples treated are stress fields around screw-dislocations, edge-dislocations and cracks and stress-distributions in multi-ply laminates, composed of varying-angle piles. A simple numerical treatment of metal working will be presented and time dependent deformation/fracture at high temperature will be described. The non-destructive testing of materials and structure will be explored. As well as a standard lecture format, the module will contain several Applications lectures from Industrial contributors in the relevant industries.