Master's and PhD Degrees
Introductory Soil Mechanics
CIV_ENV 430-0: Quasibrittle Fracture and Scaling

Quarter Offered

Spring : MWF 2:00-3:50 ; Bazant


Fracture mechanics fundamentals. Concrete, composites, ice, rocks, soils, ceramics. Cohesive crack model. Crack band model. Damage. Localization. Nonlocality. Size effect laws. Statistical aspects. Discrete micro-modeling. Fracture stability. Environmental effects, loading rate and fatigue.

Class Time:

5.5 hrs/wk

Course Outline, Outcomes and Goals