Fracture Behavior (with Cheese!)

By Jessica Anne Krogstad

Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

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This presentation introduces fracture behavior of materials with historical context.  Several common fracture mechanisms are introduced in the context of fracture surfaces.   We also provide examples of common testing configurations relevant to the companion lab exercise. 

The companion lab exercise that corresponds to this lecture is here.


Jessica Krogstad is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.  Her research focuses on structural materials in extreme environments.  She has also been the faculty coordinator for GLAM (Girls Learning About Materials) since 2015.

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Girls Learning About Materials (GLAM), Women in Engineering

Support for this activity is provided in part by NSF CAREER Award No. 1654182.

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  • Jessica Anne Krogstad (2018), "Fracture Behavior (with Cheese!),"

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