Fatigue and Damage Tolerance for Aerospace

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Johannes Homan, MSc

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Course Objective

"To explain the certification and regulations requirements with respect to Fatigue and Damage Tolerance for the Aerospace Industry." 

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About the course


   3 modules

   90 mins


   1yr access


Airworthiness authorities (EASA, FAA) have very strict regulations on the certification of aircraft. With respect to structural design the concept of fatigue & damage tolerance (F&DT) forms a key part.

In this training course participants will learn about the design and safety concepts in aerospace and how they have evolved to form the current regulations on fatigue & damage tolerance (F&DT). The regulations and the corresponding means of compliance are explained, and it is shown how compliance with the regulations can be achieved. In the continued airworthiness section of the course, the aspects of F&DT related to maintenance, repair and modifications will be explained. The course concludes with a detailed description of historical examples of fatigue failures in aerospace. 

The course consists of 90mins of online modules based on video content. All training content is provided through your EngineeringTrainer account.

After the course you maintain 1-year unlimited access to the course, including any new course material. This allows you to perform modules again when you need to refresh the knowledge for your projects.

Please note, the mechanisms of fatigue initiation and crack growth itself will not be explained in depth in this course. Those looking for a detailed understanding of these mechanisms should refer to the "Essentials of Metal Fatigue" course.

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Meet your instructor

Johannes Homan, MSc

Fatigue & Damage Tolerance Specialist

Fatigue Expert, Material Developer

Program & Details

  1. Welcome to the course

  2. Your instructor

  3. How to use this course

  1. Failures, Safety & Maintenance

  2. History of Design & Safety Concepts 

  1. Certification & Regulations

  2. Showing Compliance - Aircraft

  3. Showing Compliance - Rotorcraft

  4. Continued Airworthiness

Historical structural failures due to fatigue in aircraft

  1. Congratulations

  2. Course evaluation survey

  3. Your Personal Certificate


After this course, you...

  • understand the different aerospace design concepts, such as damage tolerance and fail safe.

  • know which sections of the EASA and FAA regulations are relevant for fatigue & damage tolerance.

  • have seen how to demonstrate compliance with EASA and FAA regulations on fatigue and damage tolerance 

  • understand the effect of fatigue & damage tolerance on aircraft maintenance.

  • have seen the reasoning for a number of historical fatigue failures in aerospace and the lessons learned 

Who should attend this course

Those involved in the structural design or maintenance of aircraft and rotorcraft;

  • Stress engineers

  • Maintenance engineers

  • Lead engineers

  • Maintenance managers

  • Engineering managers


A basic to intermediate knowledge level of fatigue, including linear elastic fracture mechanics (crack growth), is strongly advised.

Level: Foundation

Access to the course. 
After your purchase is confirmed it will be activated to your account on the EngineeringTrainer learning portal. Here you will find the course in your dashboard and you will be guided step-by-step through the different course modules. You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course. This allows you to perform modules again should you need to refresh your knowledge.

Learn by doing.
The course is based on video content with video lectures given by the instructor. The videos can be viewed as many times as desired and these video lectures will help you to grasp the important technical concepts.

This course is self-paced and is not subject to specific dates. The course contains 3 modules with a total of 90mins of content which can be performed at your own pace. A Personal Certificate will be provided to participants if they finish the course within the first month after purchase. This incentive will motivate you to perform the course quickly thereby improving your learning curve.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to all modules, should you wish to refresh your knowledge.

Participants of this course receive a personal digital certificate if they meet the following requirements:

  • have completed each module of the course,

  • fill in the Course Evaluation Survey.

Example Certificate:

Example Certificate


The training videos are not available for download, but can be accessed directly with your account on the portal.

You receive 1-year unlimited access to the course, which allows you to watch content again.

No, it is not possible to ask questions to the trainer. It is possible to submit comments and ideas for new topics and modules.

No technical software is required for participants of this course.

If your computer and internet connection is able to play videos online (YouTube) you will be able to follow the course. Note that almost all browsers are supported, except for Internet Explorer.

Yes, this course qualifies for PDH hours as per the NCEES CPC Guidelines.

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