|Fundamentals of Metal Fatigue Analysis|
|I.D. #||94024||Duration||3 Days|
|There is a potential for metal fatigue in any situation where a component is subjected to cyclic loads. Fatigue failures of various types are a key concern in increasing the reliability of products. Problems involving fatigue have become more severe with the demand for lighter weight structures and components. The effective use of fatigue analysis and predictive tools is critical for reducing the development time of new products. Two methods of metal fatigue analysis will be covered. The first is the stress-life approach. This method is used for high cycle or very long life fatigue problems where loads have fairly constant amplitude. Applications of this method include engine components, gears and shafts. The second method is the strain life approach, which is used for cases involving low cycle fatigue where loads may have a variable amplitude. Applications of this method include suspension and chassis components. The strain-life approach is also more useful when dealing with non-ferrous alloys. Other key topics to be addressed include residual stress, shot peening, cycle counting methods and environmental effects. Extensive use of example problems and case studies will be used. The overall objective of the course is for participants to gain an understanding of the phenomenon of metal fatigue and most importantly learn what methods are available to predict and prevent failures.|
|By attending this seminar, you will be able to: |
|Who Should Attend|
|This course is intended for design, analysis or test engineers who deal with fatigue problems.|
|The participant needs little if any exposure to metal fatigue analysis methods. The participant should have had the standard undergraduate courses in stress analysis and material science.|
|DAY ONE |
|Instructor(s):||Jess J. Comer|
|Dr. Jess J. Comer has significant teaching experience in the areas of machine design, dynamics of machines, metal fatigue and failure analysis. He is co-author of the text "Fundamentals of Metal Fatigue Analysis" and is a registered Professional Engineer in South Dakota. Dr. Comer is a member of SAE, ASME and ASEE. He holds a B.S. and an M.S. in mechanical engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.|
|"Excellent Class! The way stress-life and strain-life fatigue are presented allows the student to walk away from the class prepared to do fatigue calculations."|
Caterpillar, Inc. "Very good coverage of material from authoritative instructor. Course notes will now become my primary reference for all future problems that I encounter on this topic."
Eugene F. Renzi
Senior Design Analysis Engineer
Metaldyne Corporation "Excellent course for those involved in accelerated testing."
Glenn E. Steed, Jr.
Senior Product Engineer
|Fees:||$1745||SAE Members*:||$1396 - $1571|
| * The appropriate SAE Member discount will be applied through the Registration process. Discounts vary according to level of membership: Elite Member 20%; Premium Member 15%; Classic Member 10%|