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Material Resistance and Sizing Level 2

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.


4th – 7th October 2022 (Tue – Fri)


14h30 – 17h30 (GMT+8) Singapore /  08h30 – 11h30 (GMT+2) Paris


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

Pedagogical Means

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

Who should attend:

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

Course outline:

  • 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

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..

Areas of Expertise

  • 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


Career: Structural engineer at CETIM since 1989

Graduate: Mechanical Engineering, Engineer, ENSAM, 1987


Course Name

W-RDM02: Material Resistance and Sizing Level 2

Course Date:

4th – 7th October 2022 (Tue – Fri)


14h30 – 17h30 (GMT+8) Singapore / 08h30 – 11h30 (GMT+2) Paris

(Total 12 hours)

Closing Date:

21st September 2022, Wednesday. Registrations will be confirmed in writing and is subject to availability

Course Fee:

SGD 1,200.00 OR EUR 730.00 OR USD 890.00 per person (exclude GST)

Early Bird:

Registration must reach us on or before 7th September 2022, Wednesday:
SGD 1,080.00  OR EUR 670.00 OR USD 810.00 per person (exclude GST)

We welcome groups to attend our trainings. Please contact us for a group discount package.

Our Accounts will advise if GST is applicable. Participants shall bear all bank charges.
Learners must fulfill at least 75% attendance and pass all assessment components, to be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA).

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Registration Form

To register for the course, please complete this form.

Payment Details:

  • Registration form and course fees are to reach MATCOR before the closing date.
  • Registration will only be confirmed upon full payment.
  • Direct internet banking payment to MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd, Bank: Development Bank of Singapore, Bank Code: 7171, Branch Code: 032, Swift Code: DBSSSGSG, Bank Address: 1 Kim Seng Promenade, #02-32, Great World City, Singapore 237994, Account / Iban No: 032-004152-3. / PAYNOW: UEN199201190R
  • All cheques should be made payable to “MATCOR Technology & Services Pte Ltd” and mailed to 3 Seletar Aerospace Link Singapore 797550, Or
  • Overseas participants may choose to pay in EUR or USD.
  • Participants shall bear all bank charges for payments.

For clarification or inquiries please contact Ms. Pei Shyan NG or Joshua Lee at +65 67788285 or send an email to

Cancellation & Refund:

  • Any cancellation made after closing date – no refund, but delegate substitution is allowed.
  • Any cancellation made before closing date will receive full refund.
  • MATCOR reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the course, only if deemed necessary