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Czech Society for Mechanics

and under auspices of the

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

announce holding of the

Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2017
Design and Fatigue of Weldments

Karlovo náměstí 13, Prague 2 - Nové Město, Czech Republic

November 13 - 16, 2017


After 6 successful volumes of the WCFA workshop (see their programs) topped by the Vibration Fatigue Analysis workshop in the last year, 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 weldments in both aspects - rules of their design to sustain static or repeated loading, and it focuses on subsequent fatigue prediction above all.

The lecturer Prof Zuheir Barsoum comes from KTH - Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. In the linked profile of him, his experience in the topic is demonstrated. His engagement in the IIW - International Institute of Welding, where he acts as a chairman, has to be highlighted as well.

As usually in the case of WCFA workshops, we decided to start the fatigue part with a series of introductory lectures for the second day covered by Prof Milan Růžička, Dr Jan Papuga and Dr Josef Jurenka. This part serves as a quick start for those attendants, who have no or only very limited experience with fatigue prediction.

Content of lectures

The course is built in such a way, that no prior knowledge on fatigue analysis is needed. The first day is devoted to the design of welded structures entirely. The basic principles of the common fatigue damage estimation are described in the next day, while the content related to the fatigue analysis of weldments is extensively discussed in next two days. In order to better suit the needs of participants and to fit the course to the level of their knowledge, several variants of the course are provided as shown in the table below.

Nov 13, 2017
V1 - Design Aspects
Z. Barsoum
V4 - Design And Fatigue Intro V6 - Complete Course V7 - Barsoum
Nov 14, 2017
V2 - Introduction To Fatigue
M. Růžička, J. Papuga, J. Jurenka
V5 - Complete Fatigue
Nov 15, 2017
V3 - Fatigue Analysis of Weldments
Z. Barsoum
V7 - Barsoum
Nov 16, 2017

More detailed information about the programme will be subsequently published during September 2017 in the section Program. Synopses of individual program sections are already available there.

Used Language

English language is the official language of the lectures.

Conference Location

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 room No. 215 in the second floor of the main building will host the workshop.

Attendance Fee

The fee is set in various versions to cover all potential needs of participants. The Early Bird rate is available to those who will pay before September 22, 2017, while Regular rate is for all participants who settle their payment afterwards. 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, an attendance certificate, meals and drinks during lunches and coffee breaks. The accommodation costs are 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.

Further Details

  • The invitation leaflet can be downloaded as a pdf file.

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Jan Papuga,

Secretary: Ivona Vízková

Finances: Jitka Havlínová,

Conference Contacts


Tel.: +420 737 977 741 (Jan Papuga)

E-mail: and above, last update: November 19, 2017

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