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Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAAE)

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Faculty of Engineering

MAAE 4102 [0.5 credit]

Materials: Strength & Fracture

Analysis and prevention of failures in metals and composite materials; plasticity analysis and plastic collapse; micro-mechanisms of fracture, conditions leading to crack growth and transition temperature effects, fracture mechanics, fatigue, environmentally assisted cracking, non-destructive evaluation and testing. Mechanical properties of structural composites.
Prerequisite: MAAE 2700.
Lectures three hours a week.

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