The course sets out from a recapitulation of "classic" fatigue design with emphasis on different fatigue phenomena and key influencing parameters both from a solid mechanics' and a materials' perspective.
Subsequent sections include
Fracture mechanics linear and non-linear, relation to fatigue analyses, computational aspects
Growth of short and long fatigue cracks phenomena, prediction
Multiaxial fatigue high cycle fatigue, low cycle fatigue, crack growth
Contact fatigue contact mechanics, damage mechanisms and damage modes, predictive methods in contact fatigue
Thermal effects in fatigue mechanisms and predictive models for thermal fatigue and creep
Gigacycle fatigue, vibration fatigue, fatigue in non-metallic materials
It is fairly open to adjust the focus (and partly the scope) of the course to fit needs and interests of the participants.
Examination will be in the form of assignments. In addition, each participant is expected to give a lecture on a selected topic with relevance for her/his on-going research.
Estimated 10 times 4 hours lectures.
Professor Anders Ekberg Email: email@example.com Phone: 031-772 3480
Course literature will be selected scientific papers / book extracts, see the course PM.
Professor Anders Ekberg and invited lecturers. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 031-772 3480