You're invited to explore HBM Prenscia solutions for durability, reliability and vibration at a free event!

Solutions for Durability, Reliability and Fatigue Seminar and Technology Awareness Day
21st & 22nd November - Advanced Manufacturing Park, Rotherham

HBM Prenscia - AMCT Facility

HBM Prenscia invites you to attend their FREE "Solutions for Durability, Reliability and Fatigue Seminar and Technology Awareness Day" event on 21st and 22nd November at the AMP Technology Centre, home to the Advanced Materials Characterisation Testing facility (AMCT) in Sheffield.

On the 21st November, HBM Prenscia presents the latest solutions in durability, reliability and fatigue methods in advanced metals and composites. Presentations feature speakers from HBM Prenscia and leading industries:

  • A Unified Approach for Calculating Life of Components Combining Crack Initiation and Growth, Dr. Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia
  • Fatigue Calculation in Short Fibre and Long Fibre Composites, Dr. Michelle Hill & Dr Peter Heyes, HBM Prenscia
  • Comparison of Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Alloy with Bar and Sheet Material, Mr. Rob Plaskitt, HBM Prenscia
  • Cyclic Strain Life Physical Test Correlation using CAE, Mr. Andrew Blows, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue of an Aluminium Alloy, Dr. Marco Bonato and Mr. Philippe Goge, Valeo
  • Reliability-improved Durability: Lesson Learnt from In-Service Early Failures, Dr. Marco Bonato, Valeo
  • Airworthiness of Additive Manufactured Components for Military Aviation, Ms. Rebecca Mangham, DSTL
  • Damage Tolerance of Additive Manufactured Ti-6Al-4V Alloy, Prof. Xiang Zhang, Coventry University
  • The Application of Laser Shock Peening to Increase the Fatigue Life of Safety Critical Components and Structures, Dr. Niall Smyth, Coventry University
  • Reliability Validation Planning — Statistically Valid DV Testing, Mr. Andrew Brown, Jaguar Land Rover
  • Best Practices in Material Fatigue Testing and Characterisation, Mr. Peter Lavelle, HBM Prenscia

The 22nd November event includes technology awareness sessions presented by HBM Prenscia application specialists. You are also invited to take a tour of the Advanced Materials Characterisation Testing (AMCT) Facility, where new testing capabilities will be showcased alongside informative presentations that provide an introduction to fatigue analysis and reliability engineering.

These sessions will appeal to those whose work involves physical testing and/or virtual simulation for durability or reliability purposes. You are able to choose from the following topics, which will run simultaneously:

Register now to attend the Solutions for Durability, Reliability and Fatigue Seminar as well as the Technology Awareness Day Event

21st - 22nd November, 2017
Bessemer & Brierley Suite, AMP Technology Centre, Brunel Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5WG

Fatigue and Durability Explained

HBM-nCode invites you to attend a one-day educational seminar that will provide a technical introduction to the theory and background of fatigue and durability analysis.

The emphasis is on practical engineering considerations for ensuring product performance — not the mathematical equations! Learn how durability analysis methods offer benefits in the quest to provide durable products faster, cheaper and better.

This seminar will cover:

  • Introduction to fatigue and durability
  • The factors affecting fatigue life
  • Common fatigue analysis methods, including Stress-Life (SN), Strain-Life (EN), and crack growth
  • Physics of fatigue and the development of analysis methods
  • Application of fatigue analysis to both measured strain gauge data and simulation results from finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Using nCode software for fatigue and durability analysis

What past attendees are saying about this seminar:

  • "Great presentation, good information, not commercialized"
  • "Very informative and exceeded expectations of information covered!"
  • "These seminars are a great opportunity to learn and ask questions"
  • "Gave me better understanding of the crack initiation method we already use"
  • "I was impressed by the ease of making fatigue analysis"v
  • "Gave in-depth theory and tools for analysis"
  • "Being new to the fatigue process, I found it very beneficial to attend this seminar"
  • "I Discovered a better way to analyze FEA data for fatigue stress"
  • "Provided a clear explanation of fatigue theory"

Who should attend?

  • CAE Analysts
  • Product Design Engineers
  • Test Engineers
  • Engineering Managers

A prior knowledge of material behavior and general structural mechanics, typical of most practicing engineers, is helpful but not required.

The Role of Vibration in Fatigue

HBM-nCode invites you to attend a free one-day educational seminar on a technical introduction to the role that vibration plays in fatigue and durability.

Any object with mass vibrates - and this vibration can be intensified by a number of sources: engine operation, wind and aerodynamic loading, wave loading, shock during transportation, and rotation of machinery. This vibration creates stress cycles that can lead to product failure over time. To avoid these failures it's critical for an engineer to recognize that vibration and fatigue are two linked phenomena that need to be understood and managed together.

This seminar's emphasis is on practical engineering considerations for designing against vibration and fatigue — not the mathematical equations! Learn how understanding vibration and durability can help you to avoid unnecessary over-design and prevent operational failures.

This seminar will cover:

  • Basic principles of fatigue and durability
  • Introduction to vibration
  • How durability is influenced by vibration
  • Creating equivalent shaker profiles for laboratory durability tests
  • Running virtual shaker tests using finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Application of vibration and fatigue analysis to both measured data and simulation results from FEA
  • Using nCode software for vibration, fatigue, and durability analysis

Who should attend?

  • Engineering Managers
  • Test Engineers
  • CAE Analysts
  • Product Design Engineers

A prior knowledge of material behavior and general structural mechanics, typical of most practicing engineers, is helpful but not required.

Introduction to Reliability Engineering

The Introduction to Reliability Engineering session introduces the concept of "Reliability Engineering" to those with no prior knowledge. Reliability engineering expands the concept of Life Data Analysis and FMEA using statistical techniques to analyse and quantify component and system reliability. This information is used to monitor and improve designs, production processes and/or maintenance schedules; increasing the overall system reliability.

  • Introduction to the statistical discipline of Reliability Engineering
  • Understand what "Life Data" is and how it can be used to quantify component reliability
  • Make more use of FMEA in order to improve your company processes
  • Appreciate how reliability can be applied during design, production and operation
  • Consider the reliability methods used by different industries