Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Politecnico di Torino
Academic Year 2009/10
Machine Design
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechanical Engineering - Vercelli
Teacher Status SSD Les Ex Lab Tut Years teaching
Gugliotta Antonio ORARIO RICEVIMENTO     28 10 10 0 17
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ING-IND/14 5 B - Caratterizzanti Ingegneria meccanica
Objectives of the course
This course introduces students to theoretical and practical aspects of machine design failures.
Expected skills
By the end of this course students should have an understanding of the mechanical behaviour of materials. This will include the deformation behaviour of metals and the various failure modes. Students should have answers to the following questions: why do materials behave differently under low and high cyclic loads? Why do components fails at high temperatures? Why and how do components fail? Can we prevent failure?
Solid mechanics, kinematics & dynamics engineering, materials engineering.
Fracture mechanics
Machine design and fracture mechanics, Energy principle, Griffith theory, stress fields at crack tip, Westergaard equations, fracture modes, Strain state at crack tip, plastic zone, Linear elastic fracture mechanics.
Fracture toughness, Standard tests, Fracture criteria, Design methods. Crack propagation rate, Paris law, Crack propagation rate under variable amplitude loading, Retardation models, Random loads.
Cycle counting methods,: level crossing, peak counting, simple range, rainflow, simplified rainflow.

Fatigue life prediction methods, Stress life vs. Strain life, Low cycle fatigue, strain controlled tests, Stress-strain behaviour, cyclic stress-strain equation, 'o'nHysteresis loop equation, strain hardening e strain softening Strain-Life Relationship , 'o'nFour parameter strain-life equation, Mean Stress effects, 'o'nMorrow Equation, 'o'nSmith-Watson-Topper Equation, Linear damage rule (Miner-Palmgren).
Fatigue life under tri-axial loading, Gough and Pollard hypothesis, Sines method.

Generalized creep behaviour, Factors affecting creep, Stress and temperature effects, Creep curve, Stress rupture, life time behaviour, Creep mechanisms, Creep testing: Mechanical acceleration method, Thermal acceleration Methods, Abridged method, Stress-Strain-Time, Stress-Rupture Lifetime Behaviour, Stress-Strain-Time, Stress-Steady State Creep Rate Behaviour, Larson-Miller parameter, Cumulative creep: time hardening, strain hardening and life fraction rules. Materials for high creep resistance.
Laboratories and/or exercises
Example problems will be solved to help students understand how to use analytical knowledge to solve practical problems. Practical computer lab session will be dedicated to solve LEFM problems, experimental lab session will introduce students to creep analysis for simple elements.
A detailed report of the lab project must be turned in at the end of the course.
Course notes.
A. Gugliotta, Introduzione alla meccanica della frattura lineare elastica, Levrotto&Bella
J. A. Collins, Failure of materials in mechanical design, Wiley.
H.O. Fuchs, R.I. Stephens, Metal fatigue in engineering, Wiley
D. Broek, Elementary engineering fracture mechanics, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, IV ed.
S. T. Rolfe, J. M. Barsom, Fracture and fatigue control in structures, Prentice- Hall
Revisions / Exam
Oral examination will be related also to subjects developed in the computer and practical lab. No books or student notes are admitted.

Programma definitivo per l'A.A.2009/10

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