Introduction to Metal Fatigue

Concepts and Engineering Approaches

  • Mikkel Melters Pedersen Department of Engineering, Aarhus University
Keywords: Fatigue, Machine design, Manufacturing, Mechanics of materials, Structural mechanics


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.

How to Cite
Pedersen, M. (2018). Introduction to Metal Fatigue. Technical Report Mechanical Engineering, 5(11), 91. Retrieved from