Fatec Engineering is a Dutch company, established in 1996, that provides advice, support and training in the field of structural integrity, especially fatigue. Our clients can be found in aerospace, rail and road transport, off-shore and infrastructural industry.
Structural integrity is the ability of a structure to function as specified under service loading while keeping its strength and shape. Hence the structural integrity is a measure for the quality of the structure. During the life of a structure there will be some loss of its structural integrity due to:
» Degradation (corrosion)
» Stress corrosion
» Impact damage
The art of good structural engineering is keeping the structural integrity on an acceptable level during the specified life of a structure. The structure should therefore be damage tolerant.