Material failure modes and their identification. Static loading, combined stress, theories of failure. Fatigue loading, high cycle fatigue, fatigue testing, S-N-P curves, endurance diagrams, influence factors, stress concentration factors and notch sensitivity, fatigue design for combined stress, cumulative damage and life prediction, loading regimes for testing and statistical interpretation, low cycle fatigue, fretting, welded constructions and screw fastenings, fracture mechanics principles in design practice, contact fatigue, high temperatures, corrosion. Shock and impact loading.
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