Fatec Academy – Course Modules

The fatigue course in the Fatec Academy consists different modules, each dealing with a specific topic. A number of modules can be ordered as stand-alone course.

ModuleTitleLessons
1Introduction1
2Fatigue Mechanism
Different phases of the fatigue life, aspects affecting fatigue mechanism, characteristic features of fatigue.
1
3Effects on Fatigue Behaviour
Materials, Mean Stress, Size & Type of Loading
1
4Effect of Notches
– Stress Concentrations
– Fatigue Properties of Structures
2
5Fatigue Prediction using Nominal Stresses
– Introduction
– Predictions
– Examples
– Safety Factors
4
6Fatigue Prediction using Local Stresses
– Predictions
– Examples
2
7Design against Fatigue
Design considerations, do’s & dont’s
1
8Fatigue of Welded Joints
Background and analysis
2
9Load Spectra & Cycle Counting
– Spectrum analysis, stochastic loads, exceedances curves
– Rainflow counting
2
10Damage Accumulation
Miner Rule: pros & cons
1
11Effects on Fatigue Behaviour
– Residual Stresses
– Surface Conditions
2
12Fatigue of Bolted Joints
– Bolts loaded in tension
– Bolts and rivets loaded in shear
– Bonded joints
– Lugs
4
13Effect of Environment
– Temperature
– Corrosion & stress corrosion
– Corrosion fatigue
– Fretting
4
14Introduction to Macro Crack Growth
– Stress intensity factors
– Crack growth under constant amplitude loading
2
15Crack Growth & Residual Strength
– Crack growth under variable amplitude loading
– Fracture toughness
2
16Crack Growth & Residual Strength Analysis1
17Testing1
18Scatter & Reliability1
19Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Evaluation
F&DT evaluation concepts in aerospace
1
20Multi Axial Fatigue1