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 and 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.
After the course, the student 1) understands the material behaviour under cyclic loading and fatigue phenomenon, 2) can identify main affecting factors for fatigue assessment, 3) understands the main modelling principles used in common fatigue approaches, and 4) can apply selected fatigue approach for structural design.