This is the current (2/2000) description for this course, which may have changed since attending.
FRACTURE MECHANICS APPROACH TO LIFE PREDICTION
This course will provide you with a practical understanding of fatigue and fracture calculations. It is pertinent to engineers who are required to perform such calculations, or who specify or evaluate testing, and draft fatigue or fracture portions of design requirements.
Become familiar with the underlying assumptions and limitations of fracture mechanics Gain a better understanding of material selection for fatigue and fracture resistance Learn how to perform simple to moderately complex fracture mechanics calculations Learn about codified procedures for flaw evaluation
Receive the textbook Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications by T.L. Anderson.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Engineers who work with mechanical design, mechanics and structures, as well as those involved in testing and equipment fabrication.