15th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (40th ASTM National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics)

    Dates: Wednesday May 20 2015 - Friday May 22 2015

    Location: Marriott Anaheim Anaheim, CA

    Sponsored by: E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Thursday December 11 2014

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the 15th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (40th ASTM National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics) to be held May 20-22, 2015. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, the symposium will be held at the Marriott Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee.

    Multi-scale physics- and mechanics-based approaches have gained increasing prominence in assessing the fatigue- and fracture-related design lives of the structures, components and devices used in a wide variety of industries. The prevention of fatigue and fracture failures is critical to the safe operation and economic viability of machines, devices, and components across an increasingly broad spectrum, ranging from the aerospace and surface transportation, power generation, and petroleum communities to the semiconductor, biomedical, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) worlds. Each of these areas presents its own particular challenges to the development and application of engineering approaches to predict the structural integrity and remaining life of critical components and systems.

    Fatigue- and fracture-based methodologies invariably require models of the damage initiation, damage accumulation and failure mechanisms that operate within each of the application domains, as well as accurate characterization of the material and structural response to the combined effects of loading, loading rate, environmental conditions, and engineered or naturally-occurring material heterogeneity. Currently-available fatigue and fracture models are increasingly being stretched to their limits (and beyond) and the demand for models that are more robust, faster, adaptable, and of higher fidelity is continuous and intense.

    This symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers and technologists from the academic, industrial and government sectors to share, discuss, and debate the latest improvements in the science, technology, and applications of fatigue and fracture. Experimental, analytical, and computational perspectives are all equally appropriate for discussion, especially given the reality that the improved understanding being sought will most likely come from a synergistic combination of advances in all three perspectives. Broad, international participation is also sought to make this a powerful forum to identify recent advances in fatigue and fracture and propel the worldwide community to develop more accurate models, experimental methods, analytical insights, and computational simulation capabilities to better predict and characterize the fatigue and fracture behavior of materials and structures.

    Submittals focusing on any and all areas of the science, technology, and applications of fatigue and fracture mechanics concepts are therefore solicited and encouraged. Areas of particular interest, that could potentially form thematic tracks within the overall symposium, include:

    • Residual stress effects on service life and fatigue/fracture models and experiments
    • Probabilistic methods for fatigue and fracture prediction
    • Verification and validation of fatigue and fracture models
    • Advanced experimental techniques that stretch the current test methods and standards for fatigue and fracture characterization and could lead to new and improved approaches
    • Improvements in the state-of-the-art for predicting remaining usable life and/or the onset of a fracture-related failure event
    • Multi-axial and mixed mode fatigue and fracture testing and prediction
    • Fatigue and fracture of components and structures produced using novel manufacturing methods
    • Environmentally assisted fatigue and fracture testing and prediction
    • Fatigue and fracture of medical devices

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To be considered for participation in the symposium, potential presenters/authors must submit, on-line and no later than December 8, 2014, an Abstract Submittal Form and a 250-300 word Preliminary Abstract.

    The Preliminary Abstract must include a clear definition of the objective of the work discussed and describe the approach being taken, pointing out material that is new and presenting sufficient details regarding results to allow assessment of the likelihood of a complete and high-quality presentation at the actual event. Neither the abstract, nor any subsequent presentation, can be commercial or proprietary in nature, nor can the material being discussed have been previously published or presented in another forum. Only a limited number of the submitted abstracts can be accommodated for presentation, so submitters are encouraged to make every effort to ensure that the Preliminary Abstract provides enough information to allow for careful assessment of its suitability for this symposium. The decision of the Symposium Co-Chairs regarding a submission will be final and communicated to the submitter by December 15, 2014.

    To complete the Abstract Submittal Form and submit an Abstract, scroll to the top of the page to the link "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received and properly logged into the ASTM database, please email Hannah Sparks (hsparks@astm.org) after submittal to let her know that an abstract has been submitted.

    Accepted authors will then be required to submit a 4 to 8 page Extended Abstract to ASTM no later than March 1, 2015. The collection of Extended Abstracts will be made available, in electronic format, to all authors and attendees on the first day of the symposium. Publication of the Extended Abstracts does not preclude authors from submitting a complete technical paper to an ASTM journal (or any other journal of their choice) at a later date. At the author's discretion, reference to the Extended Abstract is both appropriate and encouraged if material contained therein is used in the final or follow-on papers.

    The Extended Abstracts will not be peer-reviewed or copy-edited, so accepted authors will need to strive to submit material suitable for distribution, as-submitted, at the symposium. The Extended Abstracts must be single-spaced, with 1" margins, use 12 pt. Times New Roman font for the text, tables, and figure captions, and include the symposium and paper title and the authors' names together with their contact information. All figures and tables must be embedded in the text. A single MS-Word file containing a complete document will therefore be required for each accepted submittal. (Additional details will be available in the Instructions for Extended Abstracts that will be provided at a later date).

    Note that an Extended Abstract must be submitted in order to present a paper at the symposium. No post-symposium STP is planned.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information on the symposium is available from the Symposium Co-Chairs:
    Dr. Markus Heinimann
    Alcoa Technical Center
    Alcoa Center, PA, USA
    e-mail: markus.heinimann@alcoa.com
    phone: +1-724-337- 2657

    Prof. Steve R. Daniewicz
    Mississippi State University
    MS, USA
    e-mail: daniewicz@me.msstate.edu
    phone: +1-662-325-7322

    Prof. Stefano Beretta
    Politecnico di Milano
    Milano, ITALY
    e-mail: stefano.beretta@polimi.it
    phone: +39-02-2399-8246