Fracture Mechanics (ML805)

Course Name: 

Fracture Mechanics


M.Tech. in Materials Engineering




Elective Courses (Ele)

Credits (L-T-P): 

(3-0-0) 3

Course modules and teaching hours: 

Failure analysis, conventional design concepts & its limitations, mechanics of fracture - fracture toughness, determination of fracture toughness - ASTM standards, Brittle and ductile fractures, cleavage fracture, cleavage cracks, crystallographic mechanism, designing and testing for fracture resistance, design, improved toughness in ceramics, composites, case studies in failure anaysis.


D. Boreck, Elementary Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Marines Nijhoff, Dordredet (1986).
E. J. F. Knott Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics, Butterworths (1973)
S. Teteleman and A. J. MCEvily, Facture of Structural Materials, John Wiley and Sons, (1961)


Metallurgical and Materials Engineering

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


Faculty Co-ordinator: Dr. Saumen Mandal 

Student Co-ordinator: Yoganath P