Fatec Academy

For structural engineers who take their job seriously

35 years of experience will be shared with you

You want to do better than this ….

Did you know that the number of structural failures due to fatigue is by far larger than due to static overload?

Managing and preventing problems due to metal fatigue must be considered as a key capability of a structural engineer.

You want to avoid your structure to collapse. Safe operation of your structure is important to you.

Do you recognize this?

  • A part of my structure is broken, but I see no signs of overload.
  • I know my static loads, but I have no clue what loads are causing fatigue.
  • I am using stronger materials, but I still get fatigue failures. Why?
  • I thought my static stress analysis would cover fatigue, but it didn’t.
  • I found some small cracks in a component. Is that dangerous?

What you want to know is

  • What exactly is fatigue
  • What loads are causing fatigue
  • How can I control fatigue
  • How can I improve my design
  • Which factors are good and bad for fatigue
  • What is the fatigue life of my structure

Start getting that knowledge – Join the Fatec Academy

The Fatec Academy is an online platform for members offering:
> an extensive fatigue course giving all the answers to what you must know about fatigue
> access to a fatigue data database
> a tech archive with background articles
One online platform with all these options makes the Fatec Academy unique.

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What do others say about the Fatec Academy

Excellent Course for Beginning

Rated 5 out of 5
30 July 2022

Introduction to Fatigue course from Fatec Academy was very helpful for me to deeply understand fundamental subjects about fatigue analysis. Some details in this course are really hard to find by own effort. Therefore, it is very beneficial to take this course for beginning fatigue studies.

Mehmet Yahşi

Great fatigue course with focus on application of the theory

Rated 5 out of 5
21 May 2021

The fatigue course and additional modules offer an extensive learning experience in applied fatigue analysis. There is a lot of instantly applicable knowledge available, and the theory of fatigue is explained very accessibly. To gain the full benefit of the course, a foundation of solid and structural mechanics should be present in the reader’s mind, however even without such a background, the important points and concepts can be understood.
Covering the fatigue life from initiation to macro-crack growth, the practical structural and design engineers needs are fully covered. It doesn’t cover mathematical derivations much, e.g. crack tip stress fields. This is not a problem though, they can be found in a lot of reference books and obviously not the aim of the course.
The additional modules give insight into multiaxial fatigue and additional material as testing and damage tolerance with a focus on the aeronautical side.
Personally, I found the didactical method, how concepts are brought across to the reader very well done, and especially enjoyed the multi-axial fatigue module.
Overall it is clear to see that a lot of thought and years of experience have contributed to the module content. The information is accessible and the link to practical applications is never far.
I would highly recommend the course for engineers new to or already working in mechanical fatigue and students at graduate level.

Stefan Sieberer, Johannes Kepler University Linz

About Johannes

I have a background in aerospace engineering and has specialized myself in fatigue and damage tolerance. After my graduation at Delft University of Technology (faculty of Aerospace Engineering) I started working at Fokker Aircraft as Fatigue & Damage Tolerance specialist.
In 1996 Is started my own firm: Fatec Engineering and work in this firm since then. During that period, I was also active as researcher and assistant professor at Delft University of Technology (faculty of Aerospace Engineering).

My professional life is dedicated to managing fatigue related problems. I am doing that by
▶ giving consultancy
▶ developing tools & methods for fatigue life prediction
▶ giving training on Fatigue & Damage Tolerance

For me it is important to approach this field from both theoretical (why) and practical (how) side.

Frequently Asked Questions

An online platform has many benefits, like:
- Worldwide access, all you need is an internet connection.
- All information and content directly available.
- Lower costs, no travelling expenses.
- Increased productivity, you decide when to work.

The Fatec Academy is a must for novice and experienced stress engineers, structural designers, test engineers, maintenance engineers and engineering managers. But also engineering students interested in this topic will benefit.

All content is available in English.

Fatigue Course

The online course includes the following modules:

  1. Introduction
  2. Fatigue Mechanism
  3. Effects of Materials, Mean Stress, Size & Type of Loading
  4. Effect of Notches (Stress Concentrations, Fatigue Properties of Structures)
  5. Fatigue Prediction using Nominal Stresses
  6. Fatigue Prediction using Local Stresses
  7. Design against Fatigue
  8. Fatigue of Welded Joints
  9. Load Spectra & Cycle Counting
  10. Damage Accumulation
  11. Effect of Residual Stresses & Surface Conditions
  12. Fatigue of Bolted Joints

The FA Premium gives you access to even more modules:

  1. Effect of Environment
  2. Introduction to Macro Crack Growth
  3. Crack Growth & Residual Strength
  4. Crack Growth & Residual Strength Analysis
  5. Testing
  6. Scatter & Reliability
  7. Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Evaluation
  8. Multi Axial Fatigue

Background Articles

From time to time articles will be added to the Fatec Academy blog. In those articles, subjects like analysis and testing will be covered, and some case histories will be discussed.

Fatigue Data

This is a searchable database with fatigue data for a large number of materials, such as steel, aluminium, magnesium, titanium, nickel, copper and zinc alloys.

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Key FeaturesStandardPremium
Fatigue Course
Additional course modules (crack growth, environment, testing & scatter, multi-axial fatigue)
Fatigue Data
Background articles about fatigue
Discount on ebooks and software30%30%
Access period6 months1 year
Price€ 297€ 590