Welcome to the home page of the Fatigue of Structure course. Here you can find basic information on the course.
The course focuses on the fatigue assessment of engineering components and structures. Lectures cover an introduction to fatigue phenomena, main methods for fatigue assessment (i.e. stress-based and strain-based approach, fracture mechanics approach), fatigue assessment of welds and residual stress effect, introduction to multiaxial fatigue and statistical aspects. Weekly assignments (1-6) and optional final project permit the students to apply the acquire competencies to practical cases of engineering relevance. If student selects optional final project, this replaces two last assignments (5-6). Assignment and project reports are delivered in pdf format using to MyCourse page. The pdf files should be clearly named such as AssignmentNumber_FirstName_Surname.pdf.
After the course you:
- understand the material behavior under cyclic loading and fatigue phenomenon;
- can identify the main affecting factors and requirements for fatigue assessment;
- understand the main modeling principles and assumption used in common fatigue approaches;
- can apply selected fatigue approach for structural design.
In addition to lectures, a weekly-workshop is held based on students' questions. The questions are collected in advance, through dedicated forum Weekly Workshops (see below). Deadline for posting questions: 10 AM every Thursday.
The course is 5 ECTS and it requires in average 135 working hours from participants.