Design for Durability

Learn DFD for durable product design

Course overview - 3 days

Design for Durability is a technical concept class that explores the steps necessary to approach product design, development, analysis and testing from the perspective of durability. 

Class time is split between lectures and hands-on sessions where you will put the concepts into action using nCode and ReliaSoft software. Case studies are shared to highlight practical applications of theory.

Learning objectives

  • Understand methods, terms and metrics used in durability
  • Know when to apply particular tools during the product development cycle and the associated benefits and drawbacks of each
  • Explore best practices required to make your product meet life cycle targets

Topics included

  • Introduction to durability
  • The importance of in-service loading
  • Structural response
  • Material behavior
  • Fatigue life estimation
  • Interpreting fatigue analysis results
  • Correlating analytical vs. actual durability life
  • Validation testing

Who should attend

The Design for Durability course is aimed at engineers and managers involved in structural durability, loads collection, fatigue life estimation and validation testing. It is assumed that attendees are familiar with material behavior and general structural mechanics, typical of most practicing engineers.