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Graduate Record 2021-2022 
Graduate Record 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED RECORD]

MSE 7320 - Deformation and Fracture of Materials

Effective Start Date: 03/01/2009
Emphasizes the roles of defects, state of stress, temperature, strain rate, and environment on macroscopic mechanical behavior of materials, as well as nano-to-micro scale modeling of such responses. The first half of the course considers dislocation theory with application to understanding materials plasticity, strengthening mechanisms and creep. The second half develops tools necessary for advanced fatigue and fracture control in structural materials. Linear and nonlinear continuum fracture mechanics principles are developed and integrated with microscopic plastic deformation and fracture mechanisms. Topics include cleavage, ductile fracture, fatigue, environmental cracking and micromechanical modeling of governing properties. Prerequisite: MSE 6320 or AM/MAE/APMA 6020 or CE 6720 or instructor permission.

Credits: 3
Grading Basis: Student Option