MS3203 Structural Failure, Fracture, and Fatigue

Theories of yield and fracture for aircraft design limit loads and ultimate loads; stress-life and strain-life fatigue theories of crack initiation in aircraft structures subjected to realistic flight load spectra, using Neuber's approximation and incorporating the Miner concept of cumulative damage. Fatigue crack propagation concepts and Navy methods of fleet structural fatigue tracking and monitoring.


ME2601, MS3202

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  • As Required