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CME 433. Fracture Mechanics and Failure Analysis I. 3 or 4 hours.

Classical theory of strength of materials. Fracture mechanisms maps. Continuum damage mechanics. Introduction to fracture mechanics. Singular problems of elasticity. Stress intensity. Energy release rates. Irwin-Orowan, Barenblatt-Dugdale theories. Course Information: 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): CME 430.