MSE516 : Mechanics of Thin Films and Layered Materials

Stresses and deformations in layered materials; energy-realease rates and delamination; fracture mechanics of layered materials; spalling; interfacial fracture mechaincs; mixed-mode fracture; buckling-driven delamination; cracking of thin films; effects of plasticity on fracture; stress-relaxation mechanisms in multi-layered materials; adhesion and fracture tests.

Prerequisites: ME 311 or graduate standing
Instructor: Michael Thouless