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Modern Metal Fatigue Analysis

Course Objective

This course provides an introduction to modern theories of metal fatigue and their practical application through worked examples and interaction/discussion. There is a strong emphasis on what is possible and the pitfalls to avoid.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • Introduction to fatigue
  • Local stress-strain fatigue
  • Materials data
  • Signal analysis for fatigue
  • Using stress-life data
  • Stress concentrations, stress gradient and notch sensitivity
  • Critical distance methods
  • Why biaxial fatigue is important
  • Modern biaxial fatigue methods
  • Fatigue analysis from finite element models
  • Frequency-domain fatigue for random vibration
  • Fatigue of welded joints, including recent 'local' approaches
  • Fatigue test & design
  • Fatigue analysis in practice

Who should attend

Design and test engineers responsible for product durability in the ground vehicle, aerospace and manufacturing industries should attend.  Attendance at the Developing a Design Process for Durability - An Introduction to fe-safe course is desireable.

Schedule and Registration

North America