Courses Catalogue

Fracture And Vibration Mechanics

COURSE CODE: MEC3212
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Mechanical Engineering, Bsc
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description


Fatigue has been cited as one of the major causes of in-service failure throughout engineering

history. The earliest application of rotating machinery with its attendant cyclic nature produced documented fatigue failures. Textile loom machinery, pumping machinery and above all steam railway operations were beset by a mode of failure that was not understood.

COURSE JUSTIFICATION/RATIONALE:

To bring awareness and education of very important topic of fatigue, fracture mechanics and creep to students of Mechanical engineering in general, and some basics of finite element analysis and its applications in engineering.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Analyze types of fatigue and fractures Know how to deal with the loading History
  •   Analyze types of fatigue and fractures
  •  Know how to deal with the loading History

LEARNING OUTCOME

A student on completing this course is expected to:

  •   Estimate any damage on mechanical machines