Monthly Archives: January 2016

January 30, 2016
Fracture Mechanics & Fatigue: Theory and Modeling for Mechanical Engineers
by Dr. Metin Ozen, ASME Fellow, Principal
Ozen Engineering Inc, Sunnyvale, CA
(co-sponsored ASME SCV Chapter)

Date: Saturday, January 30, 2016
Time: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Santa Clara University, CA 95054
Admission: ASME or IEEE Member: $80 per person, Non-Member: $120 per person; Student, Unemployed or Retired Member: $45 per person.

All in-person attendees will receive a light lunch. Breaks with snacks and drinks will be part of the seminar experience.

This course covers detailed information on the Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue theory as well as numerical modeling. The course reviews the fundamentals of fracture mechanics and fatigue; history, derivation of mathematical expressions for stress intensity factors; 2D versus 3D, crack tip stress field, three modes of fracture, maximum principal stress criterion, crack initiation and crack propagation, strain energy density theorem, J-Integral, mixed mode cracking, XFEM method, cohesive zone modeling, implementation of crack modeling in ANSYS Workbench, fatigue crack growth, stress/strain/energy based fatigue, numerical modeling of fatigue.

Attendees will receive instructions to download free 30 days ANSYS/Mechanical software license at the end of the seminar (restrictions apply). Attendees will not need either the software installed on their system or experience with ANSYS to attend the seminar. Software can be downloaded after the seminar to practice the workshop problems demonstrated during the course.

Register here! Please do NOT remove the promotional code ‘IEEE’ listed above the ‘Order Now’ button on the registration page.

Jaunary 25-28, 2016 in Tucson, AZ

The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium (RAMS®) is the premier event in the reliability, availability, and maintainability engineering disciplines. Combining tutorials, presentations, CEUs, certifications, and networking into one week-long program, the RAMS® delivers cutting edge information to all technical industries.

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