The physical background for fatigue design of welded joints. Theoretical background and
design (EC3) for buckling of plates, columns and beams. Plasticity theory of beams, frames
and plates (yield line method). Numerical methods for analyzing of brittle fracture
considering the material properties of welded joints. Theory of thin walled structures.
Practical approach for design and multi-objective optimization of welded structures
considering the global structural behavior and details and the potential of high strength
materials. Failure modes of bolded joints.