[ 479AMMESDTV16 ] VL Structural Durability and Damage Tolerance

Workload Education level Study areas Responsible person Hours per week Coordinating university
3 ECTS M2 - Master's programme 2. year (*)Kunststofftechnik Martin Schagerl 2 hpw Johannes Kepler University Linz
Detailed information
Original study plan Master's programme Polymer Technologies and Science (PTS) 2023W
Objectives This course introduces the basic concepts of damage and failure of damage tolerant lightweight structures under service (operational) loads.
Subject Material behavior under (1) quasi-static monotonic and (2) quasi-static cyclic (fatigue) loading; for cyclic loading, analysis methods for (a) fatigue damage initiation and (b) fatigue damage growth; particular damage modes and mechanisms for (A) homogeneous isotropic (e.g. metals) and (B) heterogeneous orthotropic (e.g. fiber reinforced laminated composites) materials; for the case of composite materials (i) intra-laminar and (ii) inter-laminar (delamination) damage; (j) analytical methods and (jj) particular aspects of the Finite Element Analysis (FEA) numerical implementation.
Criteria for evaluation Written exam
Methods As lecture notes the PowerPoint-slides are provided for download. Additional explanations and calculation examples are carried out at the black board.
Language English
Changing subject? No
On-site course
Maximum number of participants -
Assignment procedure Direct assignment