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Thermal Stress and Brittle Fracture of Material

COURSE NO: T02-001
COURSE PROVIDER: Gilbert Gedeon, P.E.
Thermal Stress and Brittle Fracture of Material
Course Highlights

This online engineering PDH course addresses the effects of thermal stress and thermal shock on a system. It explains how thermal stress and shock combined with pressure can cause major damage to components. This course also addresses ductile and brittle fracture. It describes how ductile and brittle fractures are affected by the minimum pressurization and temperature curves. It also explains the reason why heatup and cooldown rate limits are used when heating up or cooling down a system.


This 2 PDH online course is applicable to structural and mechanical engineers, construction and personnel, technical staff and facility operators who are interested in gaining a better understanding of thermal stress and brittle fracture of materials.

Learning Objectives

This PE continuing education course is intended to provide you with the following specific knowledge and skills:

  • Thermal stress
  • Pressurized thermal shock
  • Brittle fracture mechanism
  • Minimum pressurization-temperature curves
  • Heatup and cooldown rate limits
Course Document

In this professional engineering CEU course, you need to review Modules 3 and 4, "Thermal Stress and Brittle Fracture" of the Department of Energy Publication DOE-HDBK-1017/1-93, "Material Science".

To view, print and study the course document, please click on the following link(s):
Thermal Stress and Brittle Fracture of Material (478 KB)
Course Quiz
Once you complete your course review, you need to take a multiple-choice quiz consisting of ten (10) questions to earn 2 PDH credits. The quiz will be based on Modules 3 and 4 of this DOE publication.


The minimum passing score is 70%. There is no time limit on the quiz, and you can take it multiple times until you pass at no additional cost.
Certificate of Completion

Upon successful completion of the quiz, print your Certificate of Completion instantly. (Note: if you are paying by check or money order, you will be able to print it after we receive your payment.) For your convenience, we will also email it to you. Please note that you can log in to your account at any time to access and print your Certificate of Completion.

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