Czech Society for Mechanics
in cooperation with
Fatigue Analysis RI s.r.o.
and under auspices of the
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague
announce holding of the
Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2016
Vibration Fatigue Analysis
Karlovo náměstí 13, Prague 2 - Nové Město, Czech Republic
November 8 - 10, 2016
After 5 successful volumes of WCFA&PUM workshop (see their programs),
and based on well visited specialized Damage Tolerance courses, the organizers decided
to bring along another highly specialized fatigue topic. This volume of WCFA workshop focuses on the fatigue analysis solution
under vibration loading. Whoever worked with Palmgren-Miner linear damage accumulation for cases of in-service loading, he knows
how lengthy the computations can be. Another aspect of the classic damage accumulation is that this theory is mostly applied
thanks to its simplicity, but the resulting fatigue damage related to the complete break in an experiment can be within 0.01-100 period.
The lecturer, Dr Neil Bishop, made a slight introduction of himself during a short interesting presentation held in 2012
at the CTU in Prague. Those, who looked sometimes before for a solution, how to convert PSD signal of the in-service measurement into
the fatigue prediction, could also note his name, because he was the one, who with Frank Sherratt made the Dirlik solution (the mainstream solution in such cases today) famous.
Thanks to his long-term practice with fatigue analysis, including e.g. his support of development of MSC.Fatigue solver, he is well aware of the
problems the engineers encounter. And at last, but not least, English is his native language and his pronunciation is clear.
So, all these reasons made us to do our best in order to convince him to prepare a course at the Czech Republic.
Because no official public fatigue course was held in last 3 years in the Czech Republic (the last one was WCFA'13 & PUM05 workshop),
we decided to start with a series of introductory lectures for the first day covered by Prof Milan Růžička and Dr Jan Papuga. Luckily,
we managed to attract the attention of Prof Darrell Socie, the nestor of fatigue analysis, who decided to attend the second part
of the workshop on Vibration Fatigue, and generously accepted our invitation to take part in presenting a part of topics covered
during the first day.
Content of lectures
The course is built in such a way, that no prior knowledge on fatigue analysis is needed. The basic principles
of the common fatigue damage estimation are described in the first day, while the content related to fatigue analysis under
random loading is extensively discussed in next two days. In order to better suit the needs of participants and to fit it
better to the level of their knowledge, three variants of the course are provided as shown in the table below.
More detailed information about the programme will be subsequently published during September 2016 in the section
English language is the official language of the lectures.
The meeting will be held at the building of the
Czech Technical University in Prague on Karlovo náměstí.
It can be convenietly accessed by a subway, and one of its exits on Karlovo náměstí station is directly on the edge of this building.
You can access the map here.
The fee is set in six versions to cover all potential needs of participants. The Early Bird rate
is available to those who will pay before September 23, 2016, while Regular rate is for all participants who settle
their payment after September 23, 2016. Members of the Czech Society for Mechanics pay 10% less from any of the aforementioned prices.
The conference fee includes access to the lectures, printouts of the presentations, meals during lunches plus drinks and meals during coffee breaks.
The price for the accommodation is not included in it.
Details concerning payment of the attendance fee are presented in the
Payment section of the conference website.
You can register to the meeting in the Application section.
Note please that there is the early bird rate established and also that the members of the Czech Society for Mechanics are expected to pay 10% less.
- The invitation leaflet can be downloaded as a pdf file.
- Up-to-date information concerning e.g. the time schedule and potential accompanying program will be published
subsequently in new sections created in the bottom right-hand space on the conference web-page.
Chairman: Jan Papuga, firstname.lastname@example.org
Finances: Jitka Havlínová, email@example.com
Tel.: +420 737 977 741 (Jan Papuga)
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org and above
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