Fracture mechanics

Hae viimeistään 15.12.2019

This course is organised in Finnish!

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the fracture of materials and with the use of fracture mechanics in design, which has become popular in machine construction and especially in the design of welded steel structures.

= Contact learning
= Online learning
= Blended learning (online & contact learning)
Fracture mechanics (461021A), 5 ECTS. 6.1.–8.5.2020.

Hae viimeistään 15.12.2019

This course is organised in Finnish.

Upon completion of the course, a student should be able to

  • know the fracture mechanisms and influence of material properties to them,
  • solve linear elastic fracture mechanics problems using tablebooks,
  • solve fatigue crack growth problems and
  • use finite element method to solve fracture mechanics problems.

After the course, the student has the basic skills to use fracture mechanics in design.

Further information:

Jari Laukkanen, University of Oulu (

Contact person, applications:

Pilvi Lempiäinen (pilvi.lempiainen(at)

Type of study unit

Individual course



Teaching semester

Spring 2020

Host university

University of Oulu

Open for degree student


Open for non-student


Level of studies


General prerequisites

Basic skills in structural mechanics

Teaching methods




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