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Calculating the Durability and Fatigue of Mechanical Components

14 Professional Development Hours

After participating in this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the fatigue damage mechanisms and the different characteristics of materials/alloys
  • Determine the parameters needed to calculate the fatigue life and select the most appropriate lifing method
  • Determine the low cycle fatigue or the high cycle fatigue life
  • Understand the characteristics of welded joints and the methods to improve their fatigue life
  • Have a better understanding of the crack propagation lifing

When the cyclic load is applied to a mechanical component, fatigue life has to be calculated to ensure the component meets the design objectives. It is essential to understand the lifing methodology and consider all factors affecting the fatigue capability to calculate fatigue life accurately. Factors affecting fatigue strength are classified into intrinsic (related to the material) and extrinsic (related to component geometry and operating environment). This course is focused on fatigue damage mechanisms, the behaviour of different materials/alloys, lifing method, the parameters needed to calculate the fatigue life, and the characteristics of welded joints as well as an introduction to fracture mechanics.

Course Outline:

  • Fatigue damage mechanisms
  • Fatigue test
  • Material behaviours: steels, alloys
  • Methods to calculate fatigue life
  • Welded joints characteristics
  • Cumulative damage
  • Fatigue at high temperatures
  • Introduction to fracture mechanics
  • Case studies

Who Should Attend:

Mechanical and Structural Engineers • Consultants • Engineers in Training

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  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and
  • Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

These course credits will help attendees earn training requirements for their associations or provincial governing bodies.

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