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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.

Tuesday - Nov 8, 2016Introduction to Fatigue
(Darrell Socie, Milan Růžička, Jan Papuga)
Complete Course
Wednesday - Nov 9, 2016Vibration Fatigue
(Neil Bishop)
Thursday - Nov 10, 2016

More detailed information about the programme will be subsequently published during September 2016 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.

Attendance Fee

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.

Further Details

  • 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.

Organizing Committee

Chairman: Jan Papuga,

Finances: Jitka Havlínová,

Conference Contacts


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

E-mail: and above, last update: November 13, 2016

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