Symposium on Advances in Accelerated Testing and Predictive Methods in Creep, Fatigue, and Environmental Cracking

    Dates: Wednesday November 18 2020 - Thursday November 19 2020

    Location: Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld Orlando, FL

    Sponsored by: E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Deadline for Abstract Submittal: Friday February 28 2020

    About the Event

    Papers are invited for the Symposium on Advances in Accelerated Testing and Predictive Methods in Creep, Fatigue, and Environmental Cracking to be held Wednesday afternoon and all-day Thursday, November 18 and 19, 2020. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, the symposium will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL, in conjunction with the November 2020 standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective and Scope

    The symposium has two main objectives. The first of which is to promote innovative accelerated testing and predictive tools to characterize and model/simulate creep, fatigue, and environmental cracking behaviors of engineering materials for aerospace, nuclear, automotive, and many other applications. The second objective is to collect information, knowledge, and supporting documents for updating several existing ASTM fatigue, creep, and environmental cracking standards and seek opportunities for possible new standards development.

    This symposium will provide a forum for engineers, managers, researchers and scholars worldwide to exchange ideas and best practices on the following topics on engineering materials:

    • Accelerated testing
    • Creep, fatigue, and creep-fatigue interaction
    • Environmental cracking
    • Test planning and experimental design
    • Modeling and simulation
    • Multi-scale simulation
    • Short-term and long-term predictability
    • Total-life and crack growth approaches
    • Identification of failure mechanisms and modes
    • Multiple failure modes and multiple-modal behavior analysis
    • Statistical and probabilistic data analyses
    • Data correlation and goodness-of-fit
    • Uncertainty quantification
    • Validation and verification methodologies
    • Industrial applications and demonstrations

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Abstract Submittal

    To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250 to 300-word preliminary abstract using the online Abstract Submittal Form no later than February 28, 2020. The form can be accessed by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking “Go to Abstract Submittal Form”. To ensure your abstract was received into the ASTM database, please email and let us know that you have submitted an abstract.

    The 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 manuscript 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 Chairs will notify you via postal mail no later than April 30, 2020 of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium. If the preliminary abstract is accepted, the author will be requested to submit a final camera-ready abstract several months before the symposium. The final abstracts will be distributed in an abstract booklet at the symposium.


    Symposium presenters are required to submit their papers to the Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email only. Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than October 31, 2020 at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP.

    Please note that all submitted papers are subject to single blind peer review and will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the "Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index" (CPCI) and Google Scholar.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from Symposium Chairs:

    Prof. Kamran Nikbin
    Imperial College
    London, Great Britain, UK
    Phone: +44(0)20 7594 7133

    Dr. Zhigang Wei
    Tenneco Inc.
    Grass Lake, MI, USA
    Phone: +1 517-522-5525 Ext:6533

    Dr. Sreeramesh Kalluri
    Ohio Aerospace Institute
    NASA Glenn Research Center
    Cleveland, OH, USA
    Phone: +1 216-433-6727