• 2nd June 2020 - 4th June 2020
    9:30 am - 11:30 am
  • 9th August 2022 - 10th August 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • 12th October 2022 - 13th October 2022
    10:00 am - 2:00 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.


This online course is split into 2 sessions over 2 consecutive days at approximately 3 hours each.

Sessions commence at 9 am.

Course Fee


Online Schedule

Start Date: 24 January 2023

Sessions on 24 January and 25 January.

Start Date: 28 March 2023

Sessions on  28 March and 29 March.

Start Date: 6 June 2023

Sessions on  6 June and 7 June.

Start Date: 29 August 2023

Sessions on  29 August and 30 August.

Start Date: 21 November 2023

Sessions on  21 November and 22 November.

Classroom Training Option

classroom-based course is also available at one of our venues if preferred to virtual training.

Registration / Further Information

We can also run this course on a date of your choosing or as a bespoke course. Please let us know if you are interested in this option.





Details on how to join the webinar will be emailed to you once registered.

Course Topics Include; 


  • 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

Stress Life Approach

  • Stress Definitions
  • Mean Stress Effects
  • Stress Combination Methods
  • Certainty of Survival

Stress Life Approach – Variable Amplitude

  • Miner’s Rule
  • Variable Amplitude Rain Flow Cycle Counting
  • Vibration Fatigue

Stress Life Approach – Non-Proportional Loading

  • Calculation of Stress Range

Fatigue of Welded Structures

  • Stress Singularities versus Mesh Refinement
  • Assessment of Welds

Wrap Up

  • Final Questions
  • Further Learning

Registration / Further Information

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