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# Course Information

Texts: (i) Class Notes
((ii)) Fundamentals of Metal Fatigue
g Analysis:
y J. Bannantine
(iii) Mechanical Behavior of Materials: Engineering
Methods for Deformation, Fracture and Fatigue: N. E. Dowling
Course Professor: A. Varvani ((avarvani@ryerson.ca)
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Office : KHS-151B
Ext. 7707
Course Evaluation:
Midterm: 25%
Project: 25%
Final Exam: 50%
Midterm Test Format: Multiple-Choices, Questions, Numerical Problems.
Date: (Class Time, Two Hours)
Final Exam Format:
o : Multiple-Choices,
u t p e C o ces, Questions,
Quest o s, Nu
Numerical
e ca Problems.
ob e s.
Date: (Class Time, Three Hours)
Objectives:

## To Evaluate the Effect of Microstructure,

Microstructure Geometry and
and Finally

## To Prevent Failure of Components/Structures by Taking

into Account the Proper Stress Analysis and Design
Strategies
Course Outline:
1. Overview of stress and strain states
2. Overview of Materials behavior and properties
3 C
3. Cyclic
li stress/
t / strain-
t i fatigue
f ti life
lif
4. The elements of elastic and plastic behavior of materials
5. Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics (LEFM)
6 Crack tip plasticity,
6. plasticity R curves,
curves and Fracture toughness
8. Fatigue damage and cycle counting analyses
9 Stress concentration factor,
9. factor stress raiser effect on fatigue life
10. Crack growth rate and fatigue life prediction
11. The effect of mean stress on fatigue life of engineering components
12 Fracture surface analysis
12.
14. Reliability, productivity, quality control and economy of failure
analysis in engineering applications.
applications
Why Study Failure Analysis of Engineering Components/ Materials?

## A poor selection of materials is known to be a major source of failure

of engineering components in service.
service
Incorrect design parameters-if the load, temperature, speed, voltage, …
are increased beyond of design limits allowed by design safety factor,
the component is likely to fail.
Materials processing such as decarburizing and tensile residual stresses in
a heat-treated component, poor surface finish, machining marks and
scratches lead to failure of components when they are subjected to
Discontinuity in the geometry of components such as notches, fillets,
and complex
p changes
g in shape p are p places for crack initiation when
Inadequate maintenance causes a shorter service life of engineering
components than anticipated life in design.
Start
Design
g Steps
p Functional Requirements

Experience
Trial
Design Codes, standards

Stresses and
Failure
a u e OK

## NOT-OK Make and Test Components, Prototype

OK
NOT-OK Manufacturing, Service Trials
OK
Established Product