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EM 388F Term Paper

Assignment: Each student completes a term paper of selected topics that (a) addresses a fracture phenomenon in materials or structures, and (b) involves analyses using fracture mechanics. The project contributes 25% of the final grade, distributed as follows:

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A symposium on Mechanical Instabilities in Polymer Films, Interfaces and Nanostructures

This symposium is part of the Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting and Exposition , to be held at New Orleans, Louisiana, from Sunday, April 6 to Thursday, April 10, 2008.

Organizers: Christopher M. Stafford (NIST), Adam J. Nolte (NIST), Rui Huang (UT Austin)

Sponsors: ACS Division of Polymeric Materials: Science and Engineering (PMSE) and National Science Foundation

Technical Program:

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EM 388F Homewrok Problems 2-5

One file is attached.

 

Add Problem 5: use the method of superposition to obtain the stress field around a hole in an infinite sheet under uniaxial remote stress.

 

Due date extended to Monday, January 28, 2008. 

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EM 388F Homework Sets

 

Homework Problem 1: Self introduction in iMechanica (due January 21, 2008)


Homework Problems 2-5
(due January 28, 2008) 

Homework Problems 5-8 (due February 7, 2008) 

Homework Problems 9-18 (due March 3, 2008) 

Homework Problems 19-23 (due March 24, 2008) 

Homewrok Problems 24-28 (due April 9, 2008) 

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EM 388F Homework 1: Self introduction in iMechanica

1. Post a comment to this entry to explain to your teaching staff and classmates why you are taking this class. Include the following items in your comment:

• Which department or graduate program are you currently enrolled in?

• Your prior courses in solid mechanics.

• Your undergraduate major and where you were enrolled.

• What might be your strength and weakness related to this course.

• Your research group if you already belong to one (please give a link to the web page of your group).

• Your likely research direction(s).

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Engineering Mechanics 388F: Fracture Mechanics

Time: Monday and Wednesday 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Place: WRW 312, University of Texas at Austin

Instructor: Rui Huang, WRW 117D, (512) 471-7558, ruihuang@mail.utexas.edu

    Lecture notes 

    Homework Sets

    Term Papers (with links to abstracts, presentation slides and final reports) 

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    Influence of Interfacial Delamination on Channel Cracking of Brittle Thin Films


    H. Mei, Y. Pang, and R. Huang, International Journal of Fracture 148, 331-342 (2007).

    Following a previous effort published in MRS Proceedings, we wrote a journal article of the same title, with more numerical results. While the main conclusions stay the same, a few subtle points are noted in this paper.

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    AAM: Newly Elected Fellows

    The American Academy of Mechanics is pleased to announce that
    Jacob Fish, the Rosalind and John J. Redfern Chaired Professor of Engineering at
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and Martin Ostoja-Starzewski, Professor of
    Mechanical Science & Engineering at University of Illinois have both been
    elected as Fellows of the Academy. They will be presented with certificates

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