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Seminar for Professionals Part III

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Organized by GBW’s Open Innovation Arena in cooperation with the University of Oulu

Not to get lost in the forest of metal fatigue.

Join us in learning from the World’s Leading Expert in the field of metal fatigue! 


Professor Emeritus Yukitaka Murakami, world-renowned expert in the field of Metal Fatigue.
Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan

Please note that the course information and schedule below shall be updated! 

If you have any questions, please contact our contact person.

Contact Person:

Marko Jokinen,  tel. +358 41 442 1234,  or  email

Tue 30th April, 2024


  • Location: Oulu University / Saalastinsali
  • 8:30 – 9:15      Morning coffee and free discussion
  • 9:15 – 9:30      Welcoming words
  • 9:30 – 10:30    Session 1: What Is Metal Fatigue? Fundamentals, Observation, Reality and Misconceptions
  • 10:30 – 10:45  Extra 1 (FQ)
  • 10:45 – 11:00  Free discussion
  • 11:00 – 12:30  Lunch
  • 12:30 – 13:30  Session 2: Mechanics, Materials and Defect problems
  • 13:30 – 13:45  Extra 2 (AI)
  • 13:45 – 14:30  Free discussion / Coffee break
  • 14:30 – 15:30  Session 3: Industry problems: Quality control, Design, Materials and Case studies
  • 15:30 – 15:45  Extra 3 (TBDL)
  • 15:45 – 18:00  Q&A Future directions and free discussion: Mutual understanding between fatigue researchers and design engineers
  • Location: Hotel De Gamlas Hem (Kirkkokatu 54, 90120 Oulu)
  • 19:00 –             Dinner

Transportation between the hotel and University shall be arranged on request.

Course pricing:
350€ (VAT 0%) / person, if registered before 31.3.2024
450€ (VAT 0%) / person (April)

Accommodation quota for event participants for the period April 28 to May 2, 2024:
“The main building of De Gamlas Hem is a historical, completely renovated, and protected 16-room boutique hotel near the center of Oulu. A stylish new building with six modern and spacious accommodation rooms has been added to the hotel’s courtyard.”

The following prices are valid when you make a reservation directly through us with the code GBW/SFP 2. You may make a reservation by calling the number +358 75 325 7600 or emailing

Accommodation pricing when using the code:
100€ / night / single room (1 person)
110€ / night / double room (2 person)

“Included in our accommodation are not only restful and comfortable nights and a buffet breakfast but also a five o’clock tea served daily from 5 to 6 PM at our hotel reception. Our rooms also feature complimentary Wi-Fi. Hotel guests can use the Health Club Hukka‘s (Liikuntakeskus Hukka) gym and saunas free of charge, attend group fitness classes, and play ball games. Parking in our courtyard is also free for our customers.”

The available rooms from the hotel quota will be released for general sale on March 28, 2024.

Registration for this event is no longer possible.

Event organizers


Organized by GBW’s Open Innovation Arena in cooperation with the University of Oulu


Join us for an intensive insightful lecture and gain valuable and latest insights into Interacting Defects in Metal Fatigue. Register today!


Dr. Adeyinka Abass, Chief Research Engineer, a major international machinery company
Doctoral Dissertation, Kyushu University 2023:
Numerical study on interaction effect in multiple crack problems and some practical applications

Dr. Mari Åman, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Oulu
Doctoral Dissertation, Aalto University 2020:
The influence of interacting small defects on the fatigue limit of steels

Dates and Schedule:
Tue 7.11.2023 8:00 – 16:00
Wed 8.11.2023 8:00 – 16:00 + Dinner TBA
Thu 9.11.2023 8:00 – 16:00

Global Boiler Works, Lumijoentie 8, 90400 Oulu

Registration is mandatory. The maximum number of participants is 30. Students gain 5 ECTS for participation!
Registration fee is 2500 euros (VAT 0%).
Coffee, lunches and a dinner are included in the price.

Registration is open until 31.10.2023. Please note that if the minimum number of participants (10) is not reached, the course will not be held.

Registration for this event is no longer possible.

Event organizers

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