Checking date: 10/12/2019


Course: 2019/2020

Structural Integrity
(14226)
Study: Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering (221)


Coordinating teacher: FERNANDEZ SAEZ, JOSE

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Continuum Mechanics and Structural Analysis

Type: Electives
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS

Course:
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Students are expected to have completed
Elasticity Strength of Materials.
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
By the end of this course, students will be able to have: 1. A systematic understanding of the key concepts and aspects for the analysis and assurance of the structural integrity of mechanical components and structures. 2. The ability to apply their knowledge and understanding to identify, formulate and solve structural integrity problems using established methods. 3. The ability to select and apply analytical methods and modeling of fracture mechanics applicable to structural integrity problems. 4. An understanding of the different calculation methods to analyze structural integrity problems. 5. The ability to design and carry out experiments for the analysis of the structural integrity of mechanical components and structures, interpret the data and draw conclusions. 6. The ability to combine theory and practice to solve structural integrity problems 7. An understanding of the different applicable methods and techniques and their limitations for the analysis of the structural integrity problems 8. An awareness of the implications of engineering practice in the evaluation of the structural integrity issues.
Description of contents: programme
Basic concepts on Fracture Mechanics 1. Stress and strain fields in linear elastic cracked solids. 2. Fracture criteria in linear elastic cracked solids. Fatigue behavior 3. Fatigue crack propagation. 4. Fatigue life calculation of structural elements. 5. Basic concepts on numerical techniques in fracture mechanics. Structural integrity crirteria 6. Design against fracture and fatigue. 7. Standards in fracture and fatigue.
Learning activities and methodology
Lecture sessions (master class) and practical sessions will be taught. The first are geared to the acquisition of theoretical knowledge, and the second to the acquisition of practical skills related to corresponding theoretical concepts.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 40
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 60
Basic Bibliography
  • Anderson, T.L.. Fracture mechanics: Fundamentals and applications . CRC Press. 1995
  • Broek, David. Elementary engineering fracture mechanics . Kluwer Academic. 1991
  • Broek, David. Elementary engineering fracture mechanics . Kluwer Academic. 1991
Additional Bibliography
  • K. Ravi-Chandar. Fracture mechanics. Springer. 1998
  • Kanninen, Melvin F.. Advanced fracture mechanics. Oxford University Press. 1985

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.