FEMFAT Academic Award​​​​​​​

Academic Fatigue Research Award

The Engineering Center Steyr (ECS) develops the worldwide known and successful fatigue-software FEMFAT. Since many years, the ECS relies on the cooperation with technical colleges, universities and R&D institutes. Besides the own innovation power, collaborations form the foundation for the high-end technology FEMFAT is known worldwide.

It is of high interest for us to further strengthen these collaborations, to intensify our engagement in the area of fatigue life prediction and to foster students' interests in fatigue. 

This intention laid the foundation to initiate the „Academic Fatigue Research Award “. This price has been awarded 2019 during the twelfth International FEMFAT User Meetings in Austria for the first time. This bi-annual conference has been integrated in the Magna ECS Simulation Conference and enables a broad discussion forum to exchange with users of all ECS Software packages from industry, experts from research and science and the development and support teams.

This award honors scientific works focused on fatigue life and durability, as well as applications and future developments in fatigue life prediction. A jury will review the submissions and declare a winner prior to the Conference. The winner presents his work to an expert auditorium at the FEMFAT session in the Magna ECS Simulation Conference (mandatory). Other selected submissions will have the opportunity to present their works by posters during this Conference in Waidhofen/Ybbs from May 14 - 15, 2025.

Papers focusing on the following topics are accepted for submission:

  • New methods in durability analysis
  • New applications for durability analysis
  • Materials and it’s characteristics regarding fatigue strength
  • Light weight aspects of durability
  • Coupling of fatigue analysis and optimization, process simulation, …
  • Interaction between fatigue life simulation and fatigue testing
  • New assessment concepts
  • Investigations of influences on fatigue life 
  • Durability of joining technologies
  • ...

Thank you for submitting your work

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If you have any questions, please contact femfat.support.mpt(at)magna.com​​​​​​​