308.120 Fracture Mechanics
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2021S, LU, 2.0h, 2.0EC


  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: LU Laboratory Exercise
  • Format: Distance Learning

Learning outcomes

After successful completion of the course, students are able to understand the most relevant mechanisms which occur during fracture mechanical failure of metallic and polymeric materials.Additionally, the students know the most relevant methods and standards for the fracture mechanical and fractographic evauation of samples.

Subject of course

Fracture Mechanical Testing Methods: K_Ic-Test, Essential Work of Fracture (EWF), Testing of Adhesives, Indentation Fracture Mechanics, Quantitative Fracture Surface Analysis Possibilities and Limits of the different methods

Teaching methods

(1) Introduction into theoretical concepts of fracture mechanics

(2) practical investigations with metalic and composite materials

(3) fractography using scanning electron microscopy

Mode of examination


Additional information

Termine im SS 2020: 4 practical experiments: K_Ic; SEM;  indentation fracture mechanics, fibre composites



Course dates

Mon11:00 - 12:0001.03.2021 https://tuwien.zoom.us/j/98775145546?pwd=VXNESVdKemZ2cnhwdThMM2I5MmZ3dz09 (LIVE)prelimenary meeting
Thu09:00 - 12:0029.04.2021 Zoom Meeting (LIVE)K_Ic laboratory class
Thu09:00 - 12:0020.05.2021 Zoom Meeting (LIVE)Scanning electron microscope lab
Thu09:00 - 12:0027.05.2021 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Eindruckbruchmechanik-Übung
Thu09:00 - 12:0010.06.2021 Online via Zoom (LIVE)Faserverbundwerkstoffe - Übung

Examination modalities

Each group submits four reports prepared by the group

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
03.03.2021 12:00 17.03.2021 10:00 15.04.2021 23:00

Registration modalities:

Sign up for groups in TISS

Group Registration

GroupRegistration FromTo
Gruppe 103.03.2021 12:0017.03.2021 10:00
Gruppe 204.03.2021 09:0017.03.2021 10:00
Gruppe 303.03.2021 12:0017.03.2021 10:00
Gruppe 403.03.2021 12:0017.03.2021 12:00


Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
066 434 Materials Sciences
066 445 Mechanical Engineering STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 453 Biomedical Engineering
066 482 Mechanical Engineering - Management STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase
066 658 Chemie und Technologie der Materialien


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