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Engineering Sciences 242r: Fracture Mechanics of Thin Films and Composite Materials
Time. Thursday and Tuesday. 1:30-3:00 pm (Harvard University), 12:30-2:2:00 pm (University of Nebraska). First meeting: 1 February 2007
Place. Harvard University: Fairchild 102 (map). University of Nebraska: 111 Walter Scott Engineering Center
Course website (this page): node/754
- John W. Hutchinson, (617) 495-2848, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pierce 315, Skype: johnwhutchinson
- Zhigang Suo, 617-495-3789, email@example.com, Pierce 309, Skype: zhigangsuo
- Zhen Zhang, (617)-384-7894, firstname.lastname@example.org, Pierce Hall 406, Skype: flyinskypku.
- Xiangfa Wu, (402)-472-1680, email@example.com, W317.4, Nebraska Hall. Office Hour: Thursday 2:15-5:00 pm, Skype: xiang-fa.
- J. W. Hutchinson, Notes on Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics
- J. W. Hutchinson and Z. Suo, Mixed-Mode Cracking in Layered Materials.
- J. W. Hutchinson, Fracture Mechanics of Thin Films and Multilayers.
- Z. Suo, Reliability of interconnect structures.
- William D. Nix, Mechanical Properties of Thin Films.
- Piet Schreurs, Fracture Mechanics.
- Z. Suo, Solid Mechanics.
- C.H. Wang, Introduction to Fracture Mechanics
- Alan Zehnder, Fracture Mechanics Book.
- B. Lawn, Fracture of Brittle Solids, Cambridge University Press, 2004.
- H. Tada, P.C. Paris and G.R. Irwin, The Stress Analysis of Cracks Handbook, Del Research, St. Louis, MO., 1985.
- J.M. Barsom and S.T. Rolfe, Fracture & Fatigue Control in Structures, 2nd ed. Prentice-Hall, 1987.
- L.B. Freund and S. Suresh, Thin Film Materials, Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- S. Suresh, Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press, 2006
- S.P. Timoshenko and J.N. Goodier, Theory of Elasticity, McGraw-Hill, New York.
Brief Outline of Topics
- Fracture Mechanics. Energy release rate. Stress intensity factor. Mixed mode fracture. Representative solutions. Fracture specimens. Fracture toughness, crack growth resistance. Plastic zones. Plane stress vs. plane strain. Small scale yielding. J integrals. Cohesive zone modeling. (HRR field. A blunting crack tip. Fatigue. Environment-assisted cracking)
- Thin films and layered materials. Origin of residual stresses. Curvature of layered materials due to residual stresses. Channel cracks. Debonding. Delamination. Buckle-delamination.
- Composites. Toughening. Test specimens for delamination. Matrix cracking. Size effects. Bridging.
- Prerequisite: a graduate course on solid mechanics.
- No textbook is required. Notes will be posted periodically.
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