Syllabus academic year 2007/2008

Higher education credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Level: A (Second level). Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: I4pu, M4, M4mo, M4pu. Course coordinator: Christer Persson, och Solveig Melin,, Materialteknik. Prerequisites: FKM015 Materials Engineering, Basic Course, FHL013 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course. Assessment: Written exam. Home page:

The aim of the course is to describe the physical mechanisms behind fatigue, and the methods that are used in design against fatigue.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Cyclic deformation and crack initation. Fracture mechanisms. Fracture mechanics treatment of fatigue cracks. Fatigue crack growth in ductile and brittle materials. Short fatigue cracks. Contact fatigue. Fatigue and evironment: Corrision fatigue and high temperature fatigue. Life estimates and dimensioning against fatigue. Fatigue testing. Case-study.

S.Suresh: Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press. Av institutionen utdelat material.