Course Description

This course deals with basic principals of linear elastic fracture mechanics with extension to elasto-plastic fracture theories applied to crack propagation under cyclic loading. The course also introduces fracture mechanics design process and discusses applications of fracture mechanics to plain and reinforced con­crete.


  • To enable the student understand the role fracture of brittle materials plays in determining their load carrying capacity, and how to use theories of fracture mechanics to design structures made up of plane and reinforced concrete
Attachment Name Attachment Type
CIV 8104 Fracture of Materials DOC PDF PS