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The seminar presented the calculation methods of fatigue life of the component to optimize the life through the analysis of the project parameters. The seminar gives the participants a detail on the different theoretical and industrial approaches for the calculation of fatigue life of structural components.


Basic knowledge about the finite element method


Day 1 – 9 am – 6 pm

Introduction to fatigue analysis

The definition of S-N curve in the field of fatigue analysis:

  • Analysis of materials
  • Properties of S-N curve
  • Database of material S-N

Application of loads in fatigue analysis

  • Application of loads
  • S-N Fatigue; rainflow; material cumulative damage: Miner rule
  • Mean stress effects on fatigue life

Lunch Break

Strain Life Fatigue and derivate methods


Day 1 – 9 am – 6 pm

Multiaxial fatigue and non-proportional loadings

Critical plane method

Vibration Fatigue

Frequency domain and time domain analysis

Time Based Methods – Steady state and transient state analysis and Modal Superposition analysis

Random Vibration Fatigue

Lunch break

Fatigue of welded joints


Educational materials will be provided to each participant.

Location: University of Bologna  – Facoltà di Ingegneria – Aula LAMC

Viale Risorgimento 2,