Sheffield Fracture Mechanics has trained engineers in those industries concerned with structural integrity since 1980 — without a break.

Engineering Fracture Mechanics is taught from scratch in an accessible and usable way. We are about practical fracture mechanics, hands-on failure assessments, and industry-standard safety cases.

In addition to lectures, tutorials and films, delegates work in mixed industry groups on genuine case studies drawn from engineering design and failure assessments in different industrial sectors.

We cover: brittle and ductile fracture (K, J & CTOD), plastic collapse, tearing instability, fatigue crack growth, stress corrosion cracking, R6, BS7910 and other Standards, damage tolerant design, fracture toughness testing, and a host of other useful stuff.

The course will provide you with the principles of fracture mechanics used to carry out practical design and failure analyses, and the ability to prepare safety cases using state of the art industrial procedures. For complex problems you will be able to identify underlying fracture mechanics issues, ask relevant questions and so commission work needed to progress a problem. You will be capable of understanding and commenting critically on fracture mechanics applied to design and failure analysis in different industries, using both modern and legacy industrial practices.

The course ends with current practice and future developments in assessment procedures, and a case study that introduces advanced techniques applied to safety cases.

This is the first course I have come away from with a feeling that
I can engineer better as a result of the knowledge I have gained.

Attending the course is a SQEP requirement for many of our delegates.

Companies sending delegates include:

Airbus, Aker Subsea, Alstom, Assystem, Atkins, Atomic Energy of Canada, Avio (Italy), AWE, Axiom, Babcock Canada, Babcock Marine Division, BAe Systems, Belgian Welding Institute, Blade Energy Partners (USA), BP, Nuclear Safety Commission (Canada), DNV GL, Doosan Babcock, Dow Benelux, Dow Corning, Dowty, EASL, EDF Energy, Edif ERA, Eadon Consulting, E.ON (Uniper Technologies), ERA, ESB Ireland, eStress-Solutions, Expro, Exxon, First Hydro, Frazer-Nash, Freudenberg Oil & Gas (Norway), GKN Aerospace, GE Aviation, Health & Safety Executive, Heerema Marine (Holland), Howco Group, HRL Technology (Australia), J M Huber Corp. (USA), Hyde Group, Joy Mining, Lloyds Register, MACAW Engineering, Magnox, MOD Abbey Wood, National Nuclear Laboratory, National Physical Laboratory, National Oilwell Varco, Nederlandse Gasunie, NRG (Holland), Office for Nuclear Regulation, Padley & Venables, Penspen, Phillips 66, Rolls-Royce Naval Marine, Royal & SunAlliance, RWE Generation, SABIC, Sandvik, Sellafield, Shell, Siemens, Smiths Aerospace, Smulders, Special Metals Wiggin, Subsea7, TNB Research (Malaysia), Total (France), Tractebel Engineering (Belgium), TU Delft, TÜV (Germany), TWI, QinetiQ, Uhde High Pressure Technologies (Germany), Vestas Wind Systems (Denmark), Veqter, Westinghouse Electric (Belgium), Wilde Analysis, Wood Group (AMEC Foster Wheeler).

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Current Course
Originating in the city of Sheffield
the course is now presented in two parts at The Old Hall Hotel in Buxton.
2019 Spring Course
cost £3045.00 + VAT
(including accommodation)
Part 1 runs from the 2nd of April
to the 4th of April.
Part 2 runs from the 9th of April
to the 11th April.

Accommodation is room and breakfast from the Monday night to the Thursday morning for both parts of the course, and lunch on each of the six course days.

For delegate travel and course information click: Registered Delegates.

For the timetable: click here.
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