Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Optional for: M4pu. Course coordinator: Professor Solveig Melin, and Associate professor Srinivasan Iyengar,, Materials Engineering. Recommended prerequisits: FKM015 Materials Engineering or FKM070 Advanced Material Technology, FHL013 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course. Assessment: Written exam. Laboratory work. 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 initiation. Fracture mechanisms. Fracture mechanics treatment of fatigue cracks. Fatigue crack growth in ductile and brittle materials. Short fatigue cracks. Contact fatigue. Fatigue and evironment: Corrosion fatigue and high temperature fatigue. Life estimates and dimensioning against fatigue. Fatigue testing.

S.Suresh: Fatigue of Materials, Cambridge University Press. Material provided by the department.