Damage Mechanics of Solids and Structures



This course aims to teach students the basic mechanisms of damage (degradation) and fracture (cracking) and how to develop theoretical models and computational algorithms that can be used in simulating and understanding damage evolution, fracture, and ultimate failure of various engineering materials, composites, and structural systems and devices. Damage and fracture in various brittle and ductile materials and their engineering implications will be studied. Formulation of time-independent and time-dependent damage and fracture models taking into consideration linear and nonlinear material behavior will be discussed in this course. Modeling of damage and fracture due to various loading conditions (e.g., mechanical, thermal, chemical, electrical, fluid) will be presented. Also, the capabilities and limitations of well-known damage and fracture models for various applications will be assessed.

Course period12/01/20 → …