HSB Structural Analysis Manual

The HSB (Handbuch Struktur Berechnung) is a comprehensive reference to procedures, methods, data and tools for the demonstration of sufficient structural integrity of aerospace structures. The manual addresses many topics, covering both traditional and innovative approaches to analysis and design, about static analysis, stability, strength, fatigue & damage tolerance, joints, vibrations and aerospace materials. HSB contains numerous tables, charts, illustrations, and virtually every equation an aerospace design and stress engineer needs. The contents of the manual are updated constinuously.

The HSB is published by the members of the LTH IASB working group (industry committee for structural analysis documents). The members are coming from the industry (e.g. Airbus, Premium Aerotec, RUAG, Pilatus, TAI, Airbus Defence and Space, Fokker, Marenco, etc.), engineering firms, universities, research institutes and aerospace authorities.

Fatec Engineering is a member of the IASB since 2007 and delivers the responsible expert for Joints. Furthermore, Fatec Engineering is involved in many Fatigue & Damage Tolerance topics.

More information on HSB can be found here.

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Fatec Engineering contributes to PAO Fatigue Course

Starting from november 8th, PAO Techniek & Management will organize the course Fatigue of Structures. The course gives an overview of the many aspects of fatigue. A fatigue failure can have various causes, such as: the quality of the material, production processes, structural design, improper use of strength / reliability calculations, underestimation of the load spectrum, misuse of the product, or an accidental overload in the past. It is clear that many different aspects have influence on the fatigue resistance. The ability to deal with fatigue should therefore be considered as an integral piece of engineering knowledge.

Fatec Engineering will once again give a major contribution to the course.

The course location is Eindhoven. Dates: 8, 9, 15, 16, 22 & 23 November. The course will be held in Dutch.

For information about the course, visit the website