Advanced fatigue and fracture mechanics Introduction deformation behaviour to Concept of stresses and strains, engineering stresses and strains, Different types of loading and temperature encountered in applications, Tensile Test - stress strain response for metal, ceramic and polymer, elastic region, yield point, plastic deformation, necking and fracture, Bonding and Material Behaviour, theoretical estimates of yield strength in metals and ceramics. Yielding and Plastic Hydrostatic and Deviatoric stress, Octahedral stress, yield criteria and yield surface, texture and distortion of yield surface, Limitation of engineering strain at large deformation, true stress and true strain, effective stress, effective strain, flow rules, strain hardening, Ramberg-Osgood equation, stress - strain relation in plasticity, plastic deformation of metals and polymers Deformation under cyclic S-N curves, Low and high cycle fatigue, Life cycle load - Fatigue prediction, Fatigue in metals, Notch effects, residual stress effects, fatigue under variable amplitude loading Crack-tip Stress and Airy’s Stress Function for Mode-I, Westergaard Field Solution of Stress Field for Mode-I, Displacement Field for Mode-I, Relation between KI and GI, Stress Field in Mode-II, Generalised Westergaard Approach, William’s Eigen Function Approach, Multi-parameter Stress Field Equations, Validation of Multi-parameter Field Equations Experimental Techniques Fractrographic studies, Using special gauges, Photo Elasticity, Acoustic Emission techniques, Compliance Measurements , ACPD technique, Digital Image correlation


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Error estimation techniques. stress intensity factors as Greens functipons. weak discontinuities. NIMVCCI technique Extended Finite Element Methods Historical development of XFEM. Engineering applications Weight Function techniques Basic principles of greens functions. weight functions for residual stress fields Engineering Application Recent Advances in numerical fracture mechanics. Application to Multiple crack problems and non-linear applications . strong discontinuities. Convergence analysis. Weight functions.2. Advanced numerical methods for fracture mechanics Finite element methods Singular finite element methods. Numerical Weight Functions. Enrichment functions. Application of BEM to weight functions. Tracking moving boundaries Meshless methods Fundamental concepts. Adaptivity analysis. XFEM formulation. Adaptive refinements. Formulation. Weight functions for strip yield cracks. Recent developments.

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