Structural Durability Calculations

Tutorial (UE) 1 hour per week (1.5 ECTS, is held in summer semester)

In this course the basic knowledges of the durability calculations are acquired:

  • Short overview of the durability theories of engineering materials with special focus on fiber reinforced polymer matrix composites and sandwich structures.
  • Fatigue; Physical modeling of damage development for composite materials under stress, Life-time prediction methods for both constant and variable stress histories, statistical analysis of fatigue data, application of constant life diagrams for engineering structures, reliability methods, fatigue analysis of adhesively bonded structural joints, theories for multiaxial stress state analysis
  • Creep; application of the time-temperature superposition principle for creep calculations of composite materials
  • Wear; models of composite wear, application of life time estimation methods