This year saw Mechsafe’s Matt Rudas deliver the first Vibration & Fatigue Analysis for Engineers workshops on behalf of the Engineering Training Institute Australia. Thanks to all who attended both the first session, and the second, which was added in response to the large demand for the workshop. Due to Covid, the workshops were delivered online via Zoom, but this did not stop great student participation on topics that were obviously of great interest.
The workshop was designed to introduce fundamental concepts of vibration and fatigue analysis to engineers. Vibration topics covered included modal (natural frequency) analysis, response spectrum analysis and vibration analysis of machinery (condition monitoring). The fatigue sessions started by introducing basic concepts such as fatigue life models, mean stress effects, variable amplitude loading, cycle counting and factors influencing fatigue life. The workshop concluded by showing how the main fatigue design codes in use in Australia today, AS4100 and BS7608, should correctly be used in terms of the classification of details, calculations of stress ranges, modifications to S-N curves and environmental considerations.
If you missed out this year, visit the ETIA website for a full list of upcoming courses.