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Czech Society for Mechanics

under auspices of the

Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Czech Technical University in Prague

announces holding of the

Workshop on Computational Fatigue Analysis 2018
FKM Guideline Training

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

November 26 - 28, 2018


During last two volumes of the WCFA workshop, we announced the plan to organize some of the next volumes on the topic of the FKM-Guideline Analytical Strength Assessment. This guideline of German provenience is designed with the aim to serve as a safe and sufficient approach to static and fatigue analyses of common engineering structures.

The guideline is built on a long tradition of German research and standardization. Its 6th edition was released in 2012 (the English version in 2013). The name of Dr Roland Rennert from IMA Dresden can be found in the list of the FKM-Guideline authors (6th edition) on the first position. We are glad that he accepted our proposal to be the main lecturer during our workshop.

As usually in the case of WCFA workshops, we decided to start with a series of introductory lectures for the first 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

No prior knowledge on fatigue analysis is needed. The basic principles of the common fatigue damage estimation are described in the first day, to help the complete freshmen to get on board. The content related to the FKM-Guideline is extensively discussed in next two days.

To better suit needs of participants and to fit the course better to the level of their knowledge, several variants of the course are provided as shown in the table below:

Nov 26, 2018
Introduction to Fatigue
M. Růžička, J. Papuga, J. Jurenka
V1 V4 V5
Nov 27, 2018
FKM: Non-Welded Structures
R. Rennert
V2 V3
Nov 28, 2018
FKM: Welded Structures
R. Rennert

More detailed information about the programme can be found in the section Program.

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 30, 2018, 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.

If you wish to be informed about this workshop or other ones later on, but you are not sure you want to apply now, join our mail list.

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Jan Papuga,

Finances: Jitka Havlínová,

Conference Contacts


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

E-mail: and above, last update: November 30, 2018

Czech Society for Mechanics

FME   CTU in Prague





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