ENGG(SERC) 3-920: Micromechanics of Brittle Materials (L-T-P-C) :3-0-0-3

Course Coordinator : Dr. Sapthrishi Sasmal

Introduction to Micromechanics of Materials; Multiphase Materials; Unidirectional Composites, Modeling principles, stress and strain localization, Shear Modulus, Poisson Ratio, Elastic-Plastic Loading, Thermo-mechanical Properties, Bonds in Solids, Ion Bond, Covalent Bond, Metallic Bond, Van der Waals Bond, Hooks Law, Thermal Stresses, Theoretical Strength; Homogenization Theory, Representative Volume Element Concept, Averaging, Basic Equations, Eigenstrains, Eigenstrains, Thermal Strains, Mechanical Loading, Dilute Approximation, Self Consistent Model, Mori-Tanaka Method; Continuum Modeling Aspects; Case study: Multiphase materials; Introduction, brittle materials, Elastic Properties – Non-linear Properties, Failure, Energy Absorption; Introduction to Damage Mechanics, Damage as Internal Variable, Micromechanics of Damage, Methods for Determination of Damage, Damage Equivalent Stress, Kinetic of Damage Evolution, Ductile Fracture Models; Emphasis on brittle materials and nano modified materials.