IISc Bangalore

Fatigue and Failure of Materials (3:0)

AE 228

Fatigue and damage tolerance in aerospace structures. Fatigue mechanism (macro and micro aspects), fatigue properties and strength, concept of stress concentration factor, effect of residual stresses, total-life approaches (stress-life, strain-life, fracture mechanics), effect of notches, constant and variable amplitude loading (cycle counting, damage summation, etc), multi-axial fatigue theories. Special topics on fatigue in composites will also be covered.

Text books:

S. Suresh, Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press, 1991.
J.Schijve, Fatigue of Structures and Materials, Kluwer Academic Publ 2001.
T.L .Anderson, Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd Edition, CRC Press 2005.
Current Literature.




Suhasini Gururaja

Offering Dates:

4th week of July to 3rd week of Dec