
The goal of the class is to provide an introduction to the theory of elasticity, plasticity and fracture and their applications. Elasticity: stress function approach to solve 2D problems and Green¿s function in 3D; applications to contact problems. Plasticity: yield surface, associative flow rule, strain hardening models; and applications to plastic bending, torsion and pressure vessels. Fracture: linear elastic fracture mechanics, Jintegral, plastic zone in front of crack tip; applications to brittle fracture and fatigue crack growth. Computer programming in Matlab is used to aid analytic derivation and numerical solutions. Textbook: J. R. Barber, Elasticity, 3rd ed. Springer (2010); T. L. Anderson, Fracture Mechanics, 3rd ed. Taylor & Francis (2005).
