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

Course Outcomes: 

CO1: Introduce Fracture Mechanics
CO2: Develop skills in Fracture Signature Identification
CO3: Introduce fatigue failure of materials
CO4: Discuss materials properties at elevated temperatures and introduce creep

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Module 1: (10 hours)
Machine design concepts, factor of safety, stress concentration factor, tress intensity factor, fracture toughness, theories of Inglis, Griffith and Irwin, numerical problems

Module 2: (10 hours)
Classification of fracture, fracture signature identification, fractography, characterization tools, failure analysis, case studies

Module 3: (10 hours)
Introduction to fatigue failure, s-n curves, generation of S-N curves, statistical variations, low cycle fatigue, high cycle fatigue, Goodman diagram, case studies

Module 4: (8 hours)
Introduction to creep, creep curves, creep test, creep-rupture test, stress-rupture test, deformation mechanism maps


Mechanical Metallurgy, Dieter G.E. McGraw-Hill
Materials Science and Engineering, Callister W.D., Wiley-India


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

Total teaching hours: 


Contact us

Dr. Ravishankar K. S, Head
Department of MME, NITK, Surathkal
P. O. Srinivasnagar, Mangaluru - 575 025
Karnataka, India.
  • Hot line: +91-0824-2473050

Contact details for Placements and Interships

E.Mail: mme.placementcell@nitk.edu.in

Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P