Design for Durability

Learn DfD for durable product design

Course overview - 3 days

This is a technical concept course aimed at helping you understand how to design durable products. This course uses a variety of HBM Prenscia software products to demonstrate the practical application of the DfD process.

Learning objectives
  • Understand the 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
  • Implement 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 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.