This course provides an introduction on mechanics-related topics involving stress, defect formation, and structural evolution in thin films. The processing, structure, and properties of thin films are discussed emphasizing current areas of scientific and technological interest.
Fracture Mechanics (ME533)
Fundamentals of linear elastic fracture mechanics are introduced, emphasizing singular nature of stress field at the tip. Energy release rate and J integral are studied together with fracture criteria applied to elastic-plastic fracture. Other fracture related topics such as fatigue, designing against fracture are briefly also introduced.