Credits: 5

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 11.12.2017

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Heikki Remes

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

After the course, the student
- understands the material behaviour under cyclic loading and fatigue phenomenon.
- can identify main affecting factors and requirements for fatigue assessment.
- understands the main modelling principles and assumption used in common fatigue approaches.
- can apply selected fatigue approach for structural design.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

The course will start with an introduction of fatigue phenomenon and fatigue loading. The theory phase covers the modelling principles and it is followed by different modelling methods: stress and strain -based approaches and fracture mechanics. The analysis methods are applied to the practise thorough the fatigue assessment of the selected structural detail or component (Project work). Project works is performed trough weekly-based assignments. In addition, the course covers the basics of residual stress effect, fatigue of welds, multiaxial fatigue and statistical aspects.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Assignments, project work and exam. Grading will be based on assignments/project work (50%) and exam (50%).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Lectures: 24h
Instructed exercises: 12h
Assignments/project work: 50h
Studying materials: 40h
Preparing for exams: 10h

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Metal Fatigue in Engineering by Stephens, R. I. et al.; Mechanical Behaviour of Materials by Dowling N. E., Chapter 9-11; Selected articles; lecture notes.

Substitutes for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Kul-49.4350 Fatigue of Structures

Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020):