Seminar: Experimental Stress Analysis for Component Assessment

This seminar provides the theoretical and practical knowledge required for a confident experimental verification of FEM models. This Master Course (Course 3) in compliance with VDI/VDE/GESA 2636 ideally complements Course 1 (The Basics of Strain Gauge Installation and Strain Gauge Measurement Technology) and Course 2 (Measuring with strain gauges - planning, connecting and analyzing) in this series. 

Seminar content:

  • The basics of experimental stress analysis and experimental design
  • Calculating principal-strain and principal-stress values
  • Material behavior, Hooke's Law, stress-strain ratio
  • Systematics of stress states
  • Multi-axial stress state and strength
  • Equivalent stresses and damage hypotheses
  • How to handle residual stress?
  • Anisotropic materials
  • Strength evaluation with time-dependent loading (S-N curve, short-term, static, and endurance strength)
  • Classifying strain data
  • Determining total damage
  • Durability/fatigue life prediction


Your HBM Academy Plus

Comprehensive training ranging from strain measurement through stress determination to component assessment.

Target group: Engineers who evaluate strain measurements.

Prior knowledge: Course 3 is a follow-up to Course 2 (Measuring with strain gauges - planning, connecting and analyzing), and therefore, completion of Course 2 is a general prerequisite. Course 1 provides the basics of strain-gauge installation and strain-gauge measurement technology. Knowledge of technical mechanics, acquired in university or through qualified further education programs, is a further prerequisite.

Available Dates

Individual dates on request

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