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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 2019
Paul Heuler's Lectures

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

December 2-4, 2019


After the previous volumes of the WCFA workshop (2016 – Vibration Fatigue Analysis by Neil Bishop; 2017 – Design and Fatigue of Weldments by Zuheir Barsoum and 2018 – FKM Guideline Training by Roland Rennert, we looked for the next topic, which would attract the audience of fatigue analysts in the Central Europe region. The topic had to be finished in a reasonable time, the lecturer not only experienced, but also able to talk to the audience. We decided to bring to Prague some eminent personality, and the Prof Sonsino's advice came in the right moment.

The reasons for selecting Dr Paul Heuler are obvious from the provided link. We can be only lucky that he retired recently and thus he got free for accepting our offer. His experience is closely linked to automotive industry, which dominates the industrial production in the Czech Republic. He anyhow also lectured at the TU München for a long time and thus the fatigue prediction issues will not concern only automotive.

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

Course Options

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 lectured by Paul Heuler is provided in next one and half days (the last day will be finished after the lunch). To better fit needs of participants and to their level of fatigue knowledge, several variants of the course are provided:

Dec 2, 2019
Introduction to Fatigue
M. Růžička, J. Papuga, M. Nesládek
V1 V3
Dec 3, 2019
Audi Experience Vol. 1
P. Heuler
Dec 4, 2019
Audi Experience Vol. 2
P. Heuler

Note please that the lectures in the last day will be finished before the lunch, and no afternoon session is anticipated. More detailed information about the programme can be found in the section Program. The final program will be published there during September 2019.

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 (the same as in last three years). 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 October 18, 2019, 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.

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: December 12, 2019

Czech Society for Mechanics

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