New FKM-guideline to calculate the fatigue life of structures in mechanical engineering

New FKM-guideline to calculate the fatigue life of structures in mechanical engineering

Comparison of different guidelines used for fatigue life calculations

In 2018 a new guideline for calculating the fatigue life of steel, cast steel and aluminium alloy structureswill be published for the mechanical industry in Germany. The new FKM-guideline is based on the Local Strain Approach andconsiders elastic-plastic material behaviour for fatigue life calculations. Users will be able to calculate the fatigue life for crack initiation based on an elastic FE-calculation but considering elastic-plastic material behaviour by using the new FKM-guideline.

Project Description

Recommended literature and preparation

Pre-requisites or requirements for the project

Project available

until the end of August 2018

Credits

12-18 ECTS