Keeping Fatigue Low for LTO

Fatigue levels are determined for 40 years during the design phase. In contrast is the fatigue in the real-life operation of the plant – which over time can differ considerably from the original assumptions. This is because it is not operating time, but the number and size of the load cycles which are crucial for fatigue.

In 2 days discover:

  • How to determine realistic fatigue usages for components which are already in operation (and have been for a long time).
  • Which formulae are required for simple calculation of stresses and when a detailed finite element analysis can be useful.
  • How to determine and monitor the relevant loads, with their frequencies and amplitudes.
  • What significance environmental assisted fatigue (EAF) has.
  • With what procedures you can keep the fatigue usage under 1 in the long term.
  • What the relationship is between non-destructive testing, fracture mechanics analyses and fatigue analyses in the context of plant life management (PLiM).

Using numerous practical examples, the seminar will provide you with comprehensive knowledge of the basics of fatigue analysis, through to the latest scientific findings on environmental assisted fatigue according to U.S. NUREG CR-6909 – in a way that is easy to understand.

Target audience:

System Engineers, Materials Engineers, Fatigue Analysts, Persons responsible for Ageing Management and Plant Life Management, Regulators.