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The principles of fracture mechanics, from the energy balance approach of Griffith through modern computational approaches, will be introduced using key papers. Phase-field modeling and atomistic processes in fracture, as well as experimental developments, will complement theory.



Visiting scholar Dmitry Garagash will teach several sessions of this unique class. A series of 10 lectures of 2 hours will be used to offer a broad exposure to the fundamentals of fracture. Students will then prepare a project over the course of 4 weeks, to be presented in a final poster session.


Fracture mechanics, Elasticity

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Finite-Element Methods



Papers cited

Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Ecrit & Oral (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Fundamentals of Fracture with Fundamental Papers
  • Cours: 24 Heure(s)
  • Projet: 8 Heure(s)

Semaine de référence