Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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UW Professional & Continuing Education

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About the course

Increasing demands on high-performance materials and the costly results of component failures make it imperative that designers and engineers have solid knowledge of fatigue and failure analysis. In this course, you’ll gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of failure investigation and analysis methods as well as develop your knowledge of fracture mechanics and various types of fatigue.

You’ll explore techniques for analyzing the failure of parts and learn the major conditions for fatigue, wear and corrosion that lead to or contribute to their breakdown. We’ll cover several key historical events and aviation accidents, with an emphasis on their lessons learned and influence on the evolution of the regulatory requirements pertaining to aging aircraft.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Design considerations for durability and fatigue
  • Techniques for evaluating fatigue crack nucleation, growth, loads and spectra
  • What causes fatigue and the failure of joints and structures
  • An understanding of fracture mechanics
  • Methods for measuring damage tolerance (crack growth, residual strength and inspection techniques)

GET HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

  • Design and analyze an antenna installation mounted on the fuselage crown of a Boeing aircraft
  • Use state-of-the-art methods and tools to conduct static, fatigue and damage tolerance analyses on your design
  • Develop an Instruction for Continued Airworthiness for your installation as a means of compliance to regulatory requirements for the operators

Experts

Brandon Chapman

Brandon Chapman has been a structural analyst in the Structural Damage Technology group at Boeing since 2006. He’s primarily involved in the development of durability and damage tolerance analysis methods and allowables. Prior to joining Boeing, he worked as a research scientist at the National S...

Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics at UW Professional & Continuing Education

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