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CEE 306 - Computational Fracture Mechanics (Spring, alternating)

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Review of solid mechanics at small strains; energy principles of mechanics; introduction to fracture mechanics; constrained problems; advanced finite element concepts like mixed, assumed, and enhanced strain methods; computational fracture strategies like cohesive finite elements, embedded and extended finite element methods, and phase field approaches to fracture. Prerequisite: CEE 281, CEE 291, or equivalent.