Computational Fracture Mechanics



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Introduction: Fundamentals of fracture mechanics. Linear elastic fracture mechanics: stress intensity factor, K-dominance, fracture toughness. Elastic-plastic fracture mechanics: J-integral, HRR solution, CTOD, crack tip blunting. Computational techniques: field modeling, SIF determination. Calculation of J (G). Virtual crack extension technique. Use of CTOD. Introduction to damage mechanics. Damage modeling of metals and alloys. Application to crack problems: crack initiation and propagation. Crack growth techniques.


To provide the required information for a correct use of fracture mechanics concepts in the design with the support of finite elements.


Engineers, material scientists, researchers

Teaching Method

Lectures integrated with computer examples


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To be defined (3 days)

Level / Tipology

Theorical/Pratical Course

Participation Cost

900€ + VAT

The pre-iscription is required due to organization planning. The pre-iscription is free and you are not constrained to take part to the course.