Crystal Structure and Material Defects
Identify and describe the influence of crystal structure and material defects on tensile and fracture properties.
Describe the effects of a stress concentration as well as its influence on the fracture and fatigue life of a structural member.
Griffith Crack Criteria
Describe the principles of the Griffith Crack Criteria and its application to brittle materials, and its extension to ductile materials.
Failure Design Philosophy
Describe the Failure Design Philosophy and apply it to materials selection in an engineering application.
Member Life Prediction
Predict the life of a structural member of known material properties given the loading conditions and a known flaw size.
Impact of Microstructure Features
Describe the impact of various microstructure features on tensile, fracture and fatigue properties.
Select an appropriate material class given functional requirements, fatigue and fracture.