In addition to lightweight design, the methods of fatigue strength are applied above all for economic reasons or for energy preservation. Components can thus be designed more precisely to the loads and operating time. With the least possible use of materials, components can thus be utilized to a greater extent, lift load reserves, and reduce costs. Increasingly, engineers in the fields of development, design, simulation or research, need this fatigue knowledge to design their components.To ensure quick and easy training, this book focuses onthe most important methods and limits itself to only the necessary mathematics. For an understandable placement of the contents, many illustrations are used. In addition, complicated facts are explained by practical examples. To strengthen the understanding of the theory, it is also supplemented by extensive practical exercises. Each chapter closes with a short summary.For an easy application of the methods you will find useful Excel toolsThat is why this book was created:- to focus on important methods on fatigue, - to analyze Simulation results,- to supplement the theoretical methods with material and calculation data,- to offer a quick introduction in the Finite Element Analysis- for easy understanding through various illustrations,- to provide convenient Excel tools for easy application.