MODERN METHODS FOR LIFE CALCULATION OF MECHANICAL STRUCTURES

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΕΣ ΜΕΘΟΔΟΙ ΥΠΟΛΟΓΙΣΜΟΥ ΔΙΑΡΚΕΙΑΣ ΖΩΗΣ ΜΗΧΑΝΟΛΟΓΙΚΩΝ ΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΩΝ / MODERN METHODS FOR LIFE CALCULATION OF MECHANICAL STRUCTURES
Code393
FacultyEngineering
SchoolMechanical Engineering
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorGeorgios Savvaidis
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID600019782

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Mechanical Engineering

Registered students: 18
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Design and StructuresCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)955

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600171033
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
  • English (Examination)
  • German (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 114 STATISTICS
  • 104 MATERIAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY I
  • 107 INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY
  • 108 STATICS
  • 112 MECHANICS OF MATERIALS
  • 119 MACHINE ELEMENTS I
  • 305 FINITE ELEMENTS METHOD
Learning Outcomes
Successful completion of the course will lead the students to - understand and apply the state-of-the-art methods for determining the lifetime of engineering components subject to cyclic loading with constant amplitudes as well as to stochastic cyclic loading with variable mean loads and load amplitudes - determine the strength / fatigue life of engineering components (except welded structures) in dependence of the applied loading by means of calculational methods - assess the advantages, calculationa accuracy and the application limits of the tought calcualtional methods - determine the influence of materials, treatments and enviroment on the fatigue strength by means of experiments, calcualtion algorithms and models.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Load sequences and load spectra, creation of load spectra according to the rainflow, range-pair and level crossing counting methods. Modern fatigue life calculation methods for engineering components: Nominal Stress Concept, Nominal Stress Concept, Local Strain Approach, Fracture Mechanics Concepts, all including exercises.
Keywords
Fatigue od Srtuctures, calculational analysis of structures, fatigue life
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Part of the teaching presentaions and exercises will be offerred through internet platforms
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.3
Reading Assigment401.3
Project501.7
Written assigments100.3
Exams110.4
Total1505
Student Assessment
Description
The performance of the students will be assessed via exercises during the semester and additional short questionnarie (final exam)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Load Assumption for Fatigue Design of Structures and Components, ISBN 9783642552489 Fatigue of Structures and Materials, ISBN 9780306483967, Advanced methods of fatigue assessment, ISBN: 9783642307409
Additional bibliography for study
Betriebsfestigkeit, ISBN 9783540431428
Last Update
05-10-2020