Fatigue, Fracture and Creep

Course Name: 

Fatigue, Fracture and Creep (MT324)


B.Tech (MME)




Programme Core (PC)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3


Fatigue test: S-N curve, statistical nature, effect of mean stress, Goodman diagram, effect of surface finish, size, residual stress and temperature; effect of metallurgical variables, suppression of fatigue, fracture mechanics: type of fracture in metals, theoretical cohesion strength, Griffith theory, dislocation theory of fracture, plane strain fracture toughness and its evaluation, instrumented impact testing, comparison of fracture toughness of various materials, embrittlement of steels, creep and stress rupture, creep curve, stress rupture test, determination of fracture at higher temperature, presentation of engineering creep data, prediction of long time practices, theories of creep, effect of metallurgical variables.


Dieter G.E., Mechanical Metallurgy, McGraw Hill 1988 (SI Metric).
Thomas H. Courtney, Mech. Behaviour of Metals, McGraw Hill 1990.


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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