According to Battelle between 80-90% of all structural failures occur through a fatigue mechanism with a total cost of 4.4% GDP to the world’s economy
[From Comet to Dreamliner -a History of Aircraft Fatigue, posted on behalf of Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust]
Durability is defined as: “the ability to withstand wear, pressure, or damage.”
In many cases, fatigue failures occur suddenly with little prior warning and so it is important to design durable structures to resist fatigue failure.
All issues related to durability attract a lot of interest within the engineering simulation community. This seminar was an informative and educational day covering the process and best practices for predicting and optimizing product durability and fatigue life.
This awareness seminar brought together practitioners and academics in all relevant disciplines who shared their knowledge and experiences, discussed problems and challenges, to facilitate further improvements in durability for engineering applications.
Chairman's Introduction & Welcome
David Felhos, Chairman NAFEMS Eastern
Europe Steering Committee & Paul Steward
NAFEMS Business Development Manager
KEYNOTE: Methods of Multiaxial Fatigue Strength Evaluation - Bridging the Gap between Academia and Engineering Domains
Jan Papuga, Czech Technical University in Prague
Effect of Small Surface Defects on Fatigue behaviour of Nodular Cast Iron
Márton Gróza, Knorr-Bremse
Fatigue of Welded Steel Joints
Marek Slováček, MECAS ESI s.r.o.
Fatigue Analysis of Plastic Assembly in Frequency Domain
Jan Steklý, IDIADA CZ a.s.
KEYNOTE: An Efficient Approach to Low-Cycle Thermo-mechanical Fatigue Calculation
Miroslav Španiel Czech Technical University in Prague
Numerical and Experimental Estimation of Dental Implant Durability
Marcin Wierszycki & Krzysztof Szajek, Budsoft
The Importance of Joint Stiffness and Boundary Conditions in an FE Model for Fatigue Analysis of a Suspension Component Subject to Constant Amplitude or Variable Amplitude Loading
Robert Cawte, HBM Prenscia
Integration of FatigueAnalysis Tool into FE-Software
Petr Vymlátil, Designtec s.r.o.
Application of FEM to Problems of Durability of Plastic Pipes
Jan Poduška , Institute of Physics of Material
Diagnostic, Simulation and Improvement of Durability of Repeatable Cracking Industrial Cooler
Tobiasz Ziatkowski, Komes Ltd.