GAZI UNIVERSITY INFORMATION PACKAGE - 2018 ACADEMIC YEAR

COURSE DESCRIPTION
INTRODUCTION TO FRACTURE MECHANICS/MM 468
Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO FRACTURE MECHANICS
Credits 3 ECTS 3
Semester 8 Compulsory/Elective Elective
COURSE INFO
 -- LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION
  Turkish
 -- NAME OF LECTURER(S)
  Dr. Tunç APATAY
 -- WEB SITE(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  http://websitem.gazi.edu.tr/site/tapatay
 -- EMAIL(S) OF LECTURER(S)
  tapatay@gazi.edu.tr
 -- LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
Understanding of fundamental principles and assumptions of fracture mechanics
Learning the analytical and computational methods needed to solve the idealised problem.
Gaining the ability of analyzing the stress around the crack.
Learning the fracture toughness test methods.





 -- MODE OF DELIVERY
  The mode of delivery of this course is Face to face
 -- PREREQUISITES AND CO-REQUISITES
  There is no prerequisite or co-requisite for this course.
 -- RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTS
  There is no recommended optional programme component for this course
 --COURSE CONTENT
1. Week  Introduction to fracture mechanics, theoritical cohesive strength
2. Week  The stress concentration factor, external variables affecting fracture
3. Week  Microscopic fracture mechanisms
4. Week  Macroscopic fracture mechanisms and surface examination
5. Week  Slow crack growth
6. Week  Design philosophy, crack tip plastic zone size estimation,Types of fracture
7. Week  Midterm 1
8. Week  Griffith crack theory, energy approach method
9. Week  Fracture mode transition: plane stress vs plane strain
10. Week  Plane strain fracture toughness testing,
11. Week  Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics: crack opening displacement method
12. Week  J integral method,Impact energy fracture toughness correlations
13. Week  Midterm 2
14. Week  Fatigue corrosion cracking, stress corrosion cracking
15. Week  Fatigue corrosion cracking, stress corrosion cracking
16. Week  Final
 -- RECOMMENDED OR REQUIRED READING
  1) E.E. Gdoutos, Fracture Mechanics, Kluwer Academic Publishing, Boston, 1993. 2) R.W. Hertzberg, Callister, Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of En
 -- PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS
   Lecture, Question & Answer, Practise
 -- WORK PLACEMENT(S)
  none
 -- ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 
Quantity
Percentage
 Mid-terms
2
60
 Assignment
0
0
 Exercises
0
0
 Projects
0
0
 Practice
0
0
 Quiz
0
0
 Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade  
60
 Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade  
40
 -- WORKLOAD
 Efficiency  Total Week Count  Weekly Duration (in hour)  Total Workload in Semester
 Theoretical Study Hours of Course Per Week
14
3
42
 Practising Hours of Course Per Week
0
 Reading
7
1
7
 Searching in Internet and Library
7
1
7
 Designing and Applying Materials
0
 Preparing Reports
0
 Preparing Presentation
0
 Presentation
0
 Mid-Term and Studying for Mid-Term
2
6
12
 Final and Studying for Final
1
7
7
 Other
0
 TOTAL WORKLOAD: 
75
 TOTAL WORKLOAD / 25: 
3
 ECTS: 
3
 -- COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
NO
PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES
1
2
3
4
5
1Engineering graduates with sufficient theoretical and practical background for a successful profession and with application skills of fundamental scientific knowledge in the engineering practice.X
2Engineering graduates with skills and professional background in describing, formulating, modeling and analyzing the engineering problem, with a consideration for appropriate analytical solutions in all necessary situationsX
3Engineering graduates with the necessary technical, academic and practical knowledge and application confidence in the design and assessment of machines or mechanical systems or industrial processes with considerations of productivity, feasibility and environmental and social aspects.X
4Engineering graduates with the practice of selecting and using appropriate technical and engineering tools in engineering problems, and ability of effective usage of information science technologiesX
5Ability of designing and conducting experiments, conduction data acquisition and analysis and making conclusionsX
6Ability of identifying the potential resources for information or knowledge regarding a given engineering issueX
7The abilities and performance to participate multi-disciplinary groups together with the effective oral and official communication skills and personal confidenceX
8Ability for effective oral and official communication skills in Turkish Language and, at minimum, one foreign languageX
9Engineering graduates with motivation to life-long learning and having known significance of continuous education beyond undergraduate studies for science and technologyX
10Engineering graduates with well-structured responsibilities in profession and ethicsX
11Engineering graduates who are aware of the importance of safety and healthiness in the project management, workshop environment as well as related legal issuesX
12Consciousness for the results and effects of engineering solutions on the society and universe, awareness for the developmental considerations with contemporary problems of humanityX