2. Physical basis of fracture mechanics;
3. Stress analysis of cracks;
4. Experimental determination of fracture toughness;
5. Fracture considerations for design;
6. Subcritical crack growth - creep controlled crack growth;
7. Subcritical crack growth - stress corrosion cracking and fatigue crack growth (phenomenology);
8. Subcritical crack growth - environmentally enhanced crack growth under sustained loads (or stress corrosion cracking);
9. Subcritical crack growth - environmentally assisted fatigue crack growth (or corrosion fatigue);
10. Science-based probability modeling and life-cycle engineering and management.
Robert P. Wei is the Reinhold Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics at Lehigh University. His principal research is in fracture mechanics, including chemical, microstructural, and mechanical considerations of stress corrosion cracking, fatigue, and corrosion, and on life-cycle engineering. He is the author of hundreds of referred research publications. He is a Fellow of the American Society for Testing and Materials, the American Society of Metals International, and the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineering and a member of Sigma Xi and the Phi Beta Delta International Honor Societies.