Whitworth House
28 Charles Street
  • 21st February 2024
    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 the methodologies which can be used to predict the number of cycles before failure occurs.

With the knowledge gained, you will be suitably equipped 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.


1 Day

The course commences at 9:00am and finishes at approximately 5:00pm.

Course Fee

£490, including lunch and refreshments.

Delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Course Schedule 


21 February 2024

Registration / Further Information

Please contact us to discuss if this course is suitable for your requirements and to book your place(s). Simply:

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.


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Venue Phone: +44 (0) 333 996 9930

Venue Website:

Whitworth House, 28 Charles Street, Stockport, SK1 3JR

Whitworth House 28 Charles St Stockport Cheshire SK1 3JR

Course Outline


  • 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

Wrap Up

  • Final Questions
  • Further Learning

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Essential training before the use of any fatigue software package. Adventia 3D Ltd

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