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Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics


Course Details

  • Location: Online
  • Duration: 10 weeks
  • Times: Evenings
  • Cost : $2,775

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This course is part of a certificate program. You can also take it without enrolling in the program.

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About this 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 and develop 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 failure. We’ll review examples of several key historical events and aviation accidents, with an emphasis on lessons learned and influence on the evolution of the regulatory requirements.

What You’ll Learn

  • Fatigue properties
  • Fatigue loads and spectra
  • Fatigue and failure of joints and structures
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Damage tolerance

Get Hands-On Experience

You’ll conduct fatigue and damage tolerance analyses of fatigue critical aircraft structures.

Course Sessions

Closed Sessions


Meet your instructor

Brandon Chapman

Structural Analyst, Structural Damage Technology, Boeing


You'll earn 3 continuing education units (CEUs) for successfully completing this course. Learn more about noncredit courses.

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