Course - Fatigue Design - TMM4195
TMM4195 - Fatigue Design
This course deals with fundamental and technical issues associated with designing and maintaining structures that resist failure from cyclic loading. Students will be taught the principles of analyzing fatigue failure of materials, addressing the questions how the fatigue behavior is characterized, how fatigue failure is predicted, which physical mechanisms are responsible for fatigue initiation and porpagation in various materials with particular attention to metals and structural alloys, and how such a behavior is related to the microstructure of the material. This course will also introduce key applications of fatigue design in industry including failure analysis, fatigue life calculations and experimental techniques and destructive and non-destructive methods of damage detection and characterization.
- Cyclic deformation
- Fatigue crack initiation
- Stress-life fatigue behavior
- Strain-life fatigue behavior
- Fracture mechanics and fatigue crack propagation
- Environmental effects
- Fatigue mechanisms.
- Description of fatigue phenomenon.
Fatigue life concept.
- Methodology for designing against fatigue.
- Methodology for fatigue-crack-growth analysis.
- Capability to use traditional methods for designing mechanical components against fatigue.
- Capability to use crack-growth analysis for life assessment of mechanical components containing cracks and crack-like defects.
General competence: To be capable to evaluate fatigue damage and to design machines and structures against fatigue and to predict the expected life of components in service.
Learning methods and activities
Lectures: Both presentations and blackboard are used in parallel. Teaching materials are provided through Blackboard. The purchase of text-books is not necessary for the successful completion of this course though it is encouraged for additional learning. Self-made notes during the lectures are encouraged since the lectures include the material and discussion which are hardly available in textbooks.
Exercises: 12 assignments will be given during the course, of which 10 aim at solving problemes and 2 are essays based on self-study of the topics given. 10 approved of total 12 assignments equal to "passed" . The lectures and exercises are in English when students who do not speak Norwegian take the course. If the teaching is given in English the examination papers will be given in English only. In this case the students also have to reply in English.
Further on evaluation
For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.
Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.
Recommended previous knowledge
Knowledge equivalent to TMM4100 Materials Technology and TMM4140 Mechanical behaviour of materials.
Main: N. Dowling Mechanical Behavior of Materials , Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007 (or later).
S. Suresh, Fatigue of Materials (2d edition) Cambridge University Press, 1998
Ralph I. Stephens, Ali Fatemi, Robert R. Stephens, Henry O. Fuchs Metal Fatigue in Engineering, 2nd Edition 2000 Wiley
Radaj, Dieter, Vormwald, Michael Advanced Methods of Fatigue Assessment, Springer 2013
Credits: 7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level
Term no.: 1
Teaching semester: AUTUMN 2020
Language of instruction: English
- Technological subjects
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