Course syllabus

Utmattning - ingenjörs- och materialaspekter

FKM090, 7,5 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2015/16
Decided by: Education Board E
Date of Decision: 2015-04-13

General Information

Elective for: F5, M4-pu, M4-bem
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


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

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
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.

Examination details

Grading scale: TH
Assessment: Written exam. Laboratory work.


Required prior knowledge: FKM015 Materials Engineering or FKM070 Advanced Material Technology, FHL013 Solid Mechanics, Basic Course.
The number of participants is limited to: No

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Prof. Solveig Melin,
Course coordinator: Prof. Srinivasan Iyengar,
Course homepage: