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Course Undergraduate
Semester Electives
Subject Code AE474
Subject Title Fracture Mechanics


Introduction and history of fracture mechanics – linear elastic fracture mechanics; energy release rate, stress intensity factor (SIF), relation between SIF and energy release rate, anelastic deformation at the crack tip – crack growth and fracture mechanisms – elastic-plastic analysis through J-integral – finite element analysis of cracks – fracture toughness testing – fatigue failure.

Text Books

1.Prashant Kumar, Elements of Fracture Mechanics, Tata McGraw-Hill (2009).


1. Broek, D., Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics, 4th ed., Kluwer Academic (1986).

2. Anderson, T. L., Fracture Mechanics: Fundamentals and Applications, 3rd ed., CRC Press (2004).