ME-629 / 2 credits

Teacher(s): Garagash Dmitriy, Kolinski John Martin, Lecampion Brice Tanguy Alphonse, Molinari Jean-François

Language: English

Remark: Next time: Fall 2025


Every 2 years


The principles of fracture mechanics, from the energy balance approach of Griffith through modern computational approaches, will be introduced using key papers. Phase-field modeling and atomistic processes in fracture, as well as experimental developments, will complement theory.



Visiting scholar Dmitry Garagash will teach several sessions of this unique class. A series of 10 lectures of 2 hours will be used to offer a broad exposure to the fundamentals of fracture. Students will then prepare a project over the course of 4 weeks, to be presented in a final poster session.


Fracture mechanics, Elasticity

Learning Prerequisites

Important concepts to start the course

Solid Mechanics, Continuum Mechanics, Finite-Element Methods



Papers cited

In the programs

  • Exam form: Written & Oral (session free)
  • Subject examined: Fundamentals of Fracture with Fundamental Papers
  • Lecture: 24 Hour(s)
  • Project: 8 Hour(s)

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