2016 Fatigue of Metals

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Metallurgical Engineering
Kobayashi Equo 
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Course description and aims

Introducing materials science of metal fatigue and actual cases. Introducing various fatigue phenomena and evaluating testing methods.
Understanding fatigue properties and the nature of fatigue phenomenon. Studying various methods of fatigue tests.

Student learning outcomes

Understanding fatigue phenomenon. Practicing evaluation on fatigue properties by fatigue tests.


Metal Fatigue, Fracture, S-N Curve

Competencies that will be developed

Specialist skills Intercultural skills Communication skills Critical thinking skills Practical and/or problem-solving skills

Class flow

Attendance is taken in every class.

Course schedule/Required learning

  Course schedule Required learning
Class 1 Fatigue of metallic materials, History of Fatigue Understanding metal fatigue and its history
Class 2 Strength of materials and Fatigue strength Understanding strength of materials and Fatigue strength
Class 3 Fatigue test Understanding fatigue tests
Class 4 S-N curve and fatigue limit Understanding S-N curve and fatigue limit
Class 5 Initiation and propagation of fatigue crack Understanding initiation and propagation of fatigue crack
Class 6 Fractography Understanding fractography of fatigue
Class 7 Fatigue life prediction Understanding fatigue life prediction


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handed at class

Assessment criteria and methods

Attendance and final exam (or final report)

Related courses

  • ZUF.M310 : Fracture of Metals

Prerequisites (i.e., required knowledge, skills, courses, etc.)

Enrollment in related courses is desirable

Contact information (e-mail and phone)    Notice : Please replace from "[at]" to "@"(half-width character).

equo[at]m.tiech.ac.jp, 電話: 03-5734-3147

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