Metal Fatigue Analysis Theory Course Offered
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Metal Fatigue Analysis Theory Course Offered

Presented by: Professor John Draper, Safe Technology Ltd

Hosted by: namtec (National Metals Technology Centre)

Location: Swinden House
Moorgate Road
South Yorkshire

Date: April 23 – 25, 2008

Fee: £895

Overview: This 3-day course offers an introduction to modern theories of metal fatigue and their practical application through worked examples and interaction/discussion. There is a strong emphasis on what is possible and the pitfalls to avoid. A professional volume of course notes forms a self-contained reference book for all attendees.

Course Content:

* Introduction to fatigue
* Local stress-strain fatigue
* Materials data
* Signal analysis for fatigue
* Using stress-life data
* Stress concentrations, stress gradient and notch sensitivity
* Why biaxial fatigue is important
* Modern biaxial fatigue methods
* Fatigue analysis from finite element models
* Statistics & reliability
* Crack growth analysis
* Fatigue of welded joints, including recent ‘local’ approaches.
* Fatigue lives from the PSD
* Fatigue test & design
* Fatigue analysis in practice

Who should attend: Design and Test Engineers responsible for product durability in the ground vehicle, aerospace and manufacturing industries. No previous knowledge of fatigue is necessary.

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About the tutor: John Draper worked as a fatigue design specialist in the aircraft industry, then as a project manager in British Rail R&D Division for fatigue research projects, and failure investigation projects using service strain measurement. He formed Safe Technology Limited in 1987 to develop fatigue analysis software from strain gauges and FE models, and provide fatigue–related consultancy services. He has supervised SMART award projects and teaching company schemes in fatigue. He acts as a consultant to companies in a wide range of industries, including ground vehicles, medical equipment, diesel engines, wind energy and welded fabrications. He is a regularly invited presenter at conferences in the UK, Europe, Asia an d the USA. He is Chairman of Safe Technology Limited, past Chairman of the Engineering Integrity Society and the Ground Vehicle Instrumentation Group, and an Honorary Visiting Professor to Sheffield Hallam University.