RDM02: Material Resistance and Sizing Level 2 – Improvement

Use the advanced notions of strength of materials to check the resistance of structures to
buckling and fatigue phenomena.


Upon completion of the training, the attendants will be able to carry out the following:
• Identify the structures to be calculated and build a complete model of the structure
• Use RDM calculation methods for the sizing or verification of complete structures
• Search the sizing quantities (restraint, deformations, displacement) for the main “ruin modes” in the elements of the structure, produce a calculation note of the complete structure
• Evaluate the service life of the complete structure
• Check fatigue behaviour of welded joints and structural elements.


Participants must possess an engineering diploma level with experience in the application of the RDM rules or have attended Reference RDM01 course – Basic Applications.


Alternating theory and practice, including case studies. Please bring along a scientific calculator.


The course is designed for Engineering Technicians, Engineers, Consultants, Inspectors from Operations and Maintenance Services applicable to all industries.


  • Revision of the basis of the RDM
    • The hyperstatic systems:
    • energy method
    • force method
    • applications
  • General introduction to fatigue
  • Dimensioning of structures subjected to fatigue solicitations uniaxial



  • Case study in uniaxial fatigue
  • Calculation of structures subject to buckling: case of beams
  • Dimensioning of welded joints subject to loads of tired
  • Calculation of plates and shells by RDM

Some of the examples will be illustrated with the use of finite element software (CASTER) for RDM calculation.

After the training, an examination is available for the participants via the internet.

It is based on a set of questions covering the essential points of the training with answers are supported by course reminders. A copy of this document may be saved and retained by the trainees.


This course will be carried out by Mr. Philippe THEPAULT, a technical expert of the sector, involved in consulting and technical assistance missions in companies.

Mr. Philippe THEPAULT
Mr. Philippe THEPAULT
Philippe is a structural analysis engineer and a finite element software developer of CETIM (Technical Institute of the French Mechanical Industry).
He works mainly in the CETIM finite element software development called Castor, strength of

materials training for knowledge transfer to industry , structural analysis based on FEA (Abaqus, Ansys, Castor), management of technical software development, fatigue analysis..


• Development of technical software
• Design support and optimization of machines
• Seismic resistant design calculations
• Training (strength of materials, software use)
• Management of professional working groups
• Fatigue calculations


• PROMILL: Investigation of the causes of the cracking of fatigue welds in a drying tube by calculation
• CASTOR: Integration of the continuum shell element in the software
• SECAL: Seismic structural analysis of an overhead crane
• EUROTUNNEL: analysis of calculation notes


Career: structural engineer at CETIM since 1989

Academic: Mechanical Engineering, Engineer, ENSAM, 1987

Virtual Learning Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form and email to

Course Name: RDM02 : Material Resistance and Sizing Level 2 – Improvement

Course Date: 23rd – 26th November 2020, Singapore Time 3.30pm – 6.30pm (GMT+8),
Europe Time 8.30am -11.30pm (GMT+2):

Time: 3.30pm – 6.30pm (GMT+8) for a 3 hours’ session each day for four days.
Total 12 hours’ course

Closing Date:  10th November 2020, Tuesday.

Virtual Learning: A link to join the Virtual Learning will be sent to you upon confirmation and receipt of fees.
Limited seats are available for best results
Registrations will be confirmed in writing and is subject to availability

Course Fee: SGD 1,440.00 OR EUR 900.00 OR USD 1,070.00 per person (exclude GST)

Early Bird: Registration must reach us on or before 23rd October 2020, Friday:
SGD 1,296.00 OR EUR 810.00 OR USD 960.00 per person (exclude GST)

Group Discount: With minimum 3 participants from the same company.
SGD 1,296.00 OR EUR 810.00 OR USD 960.00 per person (exclude GST)

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