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Dr Neil Bishop

Photo of Neil Bishop Neil Bishop got a PhD in 1988 on the subject of “Using Frequency Domain Parameters To Predict Structural Fatigue” and has spent the last 25 years teaching, and doing research, related to CAE based fatigue, especially where dynamic response is important. He wrote the NAFEMS book “Finite Element Based Fatigue Calculations” in 2000. Prior to this he worked as a lecturer, and consultant, in the academic world. He managed several research programs for UK, European and US government bodies including an acoustic fatigue project under the SBIR programme. He successfully supervised 6 PhD students in the area of random vibrations and dynamics. He has published well over 30 papers in this field. He is also a director of 2 SME companies specializing in dynamics and fatigue analysis.
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Prof Darrell Socie

Photo of Darrell Socie Since 1978, Dr. Socie has held the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois. Although now retired, Prof. Socie still maintains an active teaching and research program. Current research includes cyclic deformation and fatigue under multiaxial stresses, probabilistic fatigue and fracture design, and design with 3D printed materials. He has authored over 150 technical articles on all aspects of fatigue and durability assessment and was responsible for the development of ASTM Standard E 1049 Cycle Counting in Fatigue Analysis.
Prof. Socie is an invited lecturer throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan and has been teaching industrial fatigue seminars for more than 40 years.

Prof Milan Růžička

Photo of Jan Papuga Employed: FME CTU in Prague (1983-...) - Head of Dept. of Mechanics, Biomechanics and Mechatronics (2015-...)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis in 1984 at the FME CTU in Prague, habilitation 1999 (Doc.), 2005 (Prof.).
Focus: Fatigue in notches, fatigue of welded structures, composite structures, fatigue in composites, use of optical fibres, structural health monitoring
Other: Secretary of the Czech Society for Mechanics, program director of WCFA&PUM meetings

Dr Jan Papuga

Photo of Jan Papuga Employed: FME CTU in Prague (2007-...)
Evektor, spol. s r.o. (2006-...)
Fatigue Analysis RI s.r.o. (2016-...)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis in 2006 at the FME CTU in Prague.
Focus: Multiaxial fatigue, fatigue in notches, fatigue computation methods
Other: Developer of PragTic fatigue freeware, chairman of WCFA&PUM meetings, secretary of DTMA 2011 workshop, leader of FADOFF (Fatigue Analysis Documentation Office) project (2011-2014)
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Dr Josef Jurenka

Photo of Josef Jurenka Employed: FME CTU in Prague (2008-...)
Academia: He finished his Ph.D. thesis in 2012 at the FME CTU in Prague.
Focus: Low and High cycle fatigue, Fatigue of welded structures, Fatigue crack propagation, Fracture mechanics
Other:, last update: November 13, 2016

Czech Society for Mechanics

Fatigue Analysis RI s.r.o.

FME   CTU in Prague





Fatigue Analysis Documentation Office

Workshop on FKM Guideline on Strength Assessment

Workshop on Design and Fatigue of Weldments

D&DT for Aircraft Engineers


FADOFF Project

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