Fatigue is a structural failure mode that must be recognized and understood in order to develop products that meet life cycle durability requirements. Fatigue strength is an important design requirement in any new vehicle, particularly in the age of lightweighting as engineers struggle to meet stringent weight requirements without adversely impacting durability. This technical concept course provides an introduction to the fatigue failure mode and analysis methods. Attendees will learn about the physics of material fatigue, including damage accumulation which over time may progress to product failure. Attendees will also learn about fatigue analysis methods such as stress-life (SN), strain-life (EN), and crack growth, investigating the assumptions and applicability of each. This course includes example problems which are solved by hand calculation, exploring and reinforcing key concepts. Emphasis is placed on the practical aspects of these concepts and methods so attendees are prepared to put this knowledge into action. This course is popular with both experienced analysis engineers and with engineers transitioning into a durability or analysis role as it provides the needed foundation to develop effective fatigue prediction capabilities.
Student computers are not required but may be useful for note taking.
SAE Members: $1132.00 - $1274.00
You must complete all course contact hours and successfully pass the learning assessment to obtain CEUs.
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