Introduction to Fatigue Analysis Theory

Fatigue analysis is an important aspect of component design. Typical yield stress design criteria miss the fatigue cycles seen in actual service use and hence can lead to improper design.

This video will provide a brief introduction to what fatigue means, what drives fatigue failures, and common methods of durability analysis. This is a great introduction for engineers tasked with validating a design against fatigue criteria, or anyone who wishes to learn more about the engineering practice of fatigue analysis.