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Foretelling Fatigue Life

Synopsis
Shows a computer system for calculating the fatigue-free life of engineering components predicting the life of a connecting rod. Recorded on location at GKN and MIRA. Uses computer animation to explain the principle of ‘rainflow counting’.
Series
Failure of Stressed Materials, Course T353
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.
Year of production
1984
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1999 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Uses
1st-year engineering courses, courses in metallurgy and materials science; MSc courses; postgraduate short courses.*
Subjects
Engineering; Technology
Keywords
computer systems; materials science; metal fatigue; stress in materials

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

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