Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street
- 5th October 2017
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fatigue is the most common cause of structural failure in parts subjected to repeated loadings.
During this concise one day course, you will learn about the fundamentals of fatigue and what methodologies can be used to predict the number of cycles before failure occurs.
With the knowledge gained, you will be able to design against fatigue failures.
Who Should Attend?
Any engineer involved in the design of structures subjected to cyclic loading, from small single parts to large fabricated structures.
Whether you are applying FEA results or hand calculations, the fatigue analysis methodologies covered in this course are applicable. For those undertaking FEA, we will cover some of the common pitfalls and specialist tools required when assessing the results.
The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.
£395, including lunch and refreshments.
Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.
Registration / Further Information
Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:
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- Call us on +44 (0) 161 474 6886
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We can also run this course at your offices as a company-dedicated training session on a date of your choosing. Please indicate when contacting us if you are interested in this option.
- What is Fatigue Failure?
- Why Do We Need to Consider Fatigue Failure?
- How Do We Predict a Fatigue Failure
Basics of Fatigue
- Stress Life Approach
- Stress Definitions
- Damage Ratio
- Workshop – Simple Fatigue
Stress Life Approach
- Stress Definitions
- Mean Stress Effects
- Stress Combination Methods
- Certainty of Survival
- Workshop – Mean Stress Correction
Stress Life Approach – Variable Amplitude
- Miner’s Rule
- Variable Amplitude Rain Flow Cycle Counting
- Workshop – Cycle Counting
- Vibration Fatigue
- Workshop – Vibration Fatigue
Stress Life Approach – Non-Proportional Loading
- Calculation of Stress Range
- Workshop – Non-Proportional Loading
Fatigue of Welded Structures
- Stress Singularities versus Mesh Refinement
- Assessment of Welds
- Workshop – Welded Structures
- Final Questions
- Further Learning