This report contains a compendium written for a fatigue course at Aarhus University during 2016-2018. It introduces the basic concepts governing fatigue strength of metals and presents associated engineering approaches needed for practical application. Both machined components and welded (steel) structures are covered and similarities and differences are discussed.
The Mechanical Engineering technical report series presents research results from the Mechanical and Materials Engineering area at the Department of Engineering, Aarhus University.
The aim of this technical report series is to make new research results publically available when they are ready and sometimes pending publication in journals in the form of articles. As there are no page limitations for the technical reports, they can include additional material in appendices that cannot be published in journals.
The reports include but are not limited to information on technical concepts, graphical depictions of designs or data, and reference material and specifications generated in the process of doing research.
The reports are published continuously.