Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Additive Manufactured Materials and Components

    Dates: Wednesday November 15 2017 - Thursday November 16 2017

    Location: Hyatt Regency Atlanta Atlanta, GA

    Sponsored by: E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Thursday March 30 2017

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for a Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Additive Manufactured Materials and Components to be held Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday, November 15-16, 2017. Sponsored by ASTM Committees E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and F42 on Additive Manufacturing Technologies, the symposium will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee E08.

    Topics discussed at a recent workshop (ASTM/NIST Workshop on Mechanical Behavior of Additive Manufactured Components) indicate a strong motivation to employ additive manufacturing (AM) for fabricating various critical components. To ensure their structural integrity, there is a need for establishing process-structure-property-performance relationships; specifically, as they pertain to fatigue and fracture behavior of additively-manufactured components and structures. This event will provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regarding the mechanical behavior of components fabricated using AM with a focus on fatigue behavior and the lack of industry standards and design allowables. This event is designed for professionals within the AM community including industrial (aerospace, medical, defense), academic, government and regulatory.

    Topics to be addressed include:

      Applicability of existing fatigue and fracture test methods to AM materials
    • Development of new fatigue and fracture test methods for AM materials
    • Fatigue and fracture behavior of components fabricated using AM
    • Residual stress effects
    • Effects of process and design parameters on fatigue and fracture behavior
    • Process optimization to improve fatigue performance of AM materials
    • Nondestructive evaluation of components fabricated using AM
    • High-speed, low-cost nondestructive evaluation techniques for AM

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    Preliminary Abstracts
    To participate in the symposium, potential presenters/authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract, on-line using the Abstract Submittal Form and no later than March 3, 2017. You can access this form by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking on "Go to Abstract Submittal Form". To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email stating that an abstract has been submitted. The preliminary abstract must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results. The presentation and extended abstract must not be of a commercial nature nor can it have been previously published. Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, be sure that the abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium. The symposium co-chairs will notify you in writing by March 17, 2017of your paper's acceptability for presentation at the symposium.

    Extended Abstracts
    If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the presenter/author will be requested to submit a one page summary and a three to five page extended abstract to ASTM no later than September 1, 2017. The summary will be distributed in a program booklet at the symposium and the extended abstracts will be distributed in CD format. Both will be handed out at the symposium. 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. Detailed instructions for the extended abstracts will be given at a later date.


    In addition to the CD containing the Extended Abstracts, symposium presenters will be encouraged to submit a full paper to be considered for inclusion in a special issue of the ASTM Journal, Materials Performance and Characterization which will be published shortly after the symposium. Please note that the symposium will not result in an STP publication.

    All journal papers are subject to peer review and are abstracted/indexed in such top services as ISI Science Citation Index, COMPENDEX, Chemical Abstracts, Web of Science and more.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairs:

    Steve Daniewicz, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
    Email:, Tel: 205-348-2704

    Nima Shamsaei, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
    Email:, Tel:334-844-4839

    Nikolas Hrabe, NIST, Boulder, CO
    Email:, Tel: 303-497-3424

    Nicholas Barbosa, NIST, Boulder, CO
    Email:, Tel: 303-497-3445

    Mohsen Seifi, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University
    Email:, Tel: 216-368-3711