Fatigue (3 ECTS)

Course Contents
The main topics are:
Fatigue actions: basic principles; determination of stresses and stress intensity factors; stress history.
Fatigue resistance: basic principles; classified structural details; fatigue strength modifications; resistance against crack
propagation; resistance of joints with weld imperfections.
Fatigue assessment: general principles; S-N curves; crack propagation calculation; service testing; parameters influencing the fatigue strength of steel structures; safety considerations.
Methods for post-weld treatment: methods and benefits. 

Study Goals
The student will learn how to design fatigue loaded steel, concrete structures.

Expected prior knowledge