Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics

Course Brochure

23-24 May 2024

ABOUT THE COURSE

The course begins by reviewing those definitions suitable for calculating the stress/strain quantities commonly used to perform the fatigue assessment. Pivotal concepts which should always be kept in mind when designing components against fatigue are summarised (mainly considering uniaxial and torsional situations). The multiaxial fatigue assessment problem is then investigated in great detail, by focusing attention on both the high- and the medium-cycle fatigue regime. The procedures suitable for estimating uniaxial/multiaxial fatigue damage both in notched and in welded components is explained, by focusing attention on the most efficient ways to estimate fatigue strength by post-processing Finite Element results. Subsequently, following a general introduction to Linear Elastic Fracture Mechanics, the course will go on to explain the importance of crack/flaw analysis in structural design and safety assessment, with this being done by considering both static and fatigue situations. It will give a deep understanding of the major results and criteria underpinning modern fracture mechanics, the assumptions behind them and important limitations. Attendees will gain a better understanding of material selection for fatigue and fracture resistance and learn about codified procedures for flaw evaluation.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

Engineers and scientists involved in the design, operation and assessment of both onshore and offshore structures.

COST

The registration fee of the workshop will be £695 + VAT (UK ONLY) which includes course notes.

PAYMENT

Payments can be made by cheque (made payable to ASRANet Ltd.) or bank transfer. Please enquire for details.

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ASRANet Limited

Email:  info@asranet.co.uk

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General enquiries: +44 (0)7764575990
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