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    E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Title: 17th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (41st National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics)

    Dates: Wednesday May 10 2017 - Friday May 12 2017

    Location: Sheraton Centre Toronto; Toronto, ON

    Event Name: May 2017 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    Future Meeting Dates

    About the Event

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    The 17th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (41st National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics) will be held Wednesday -Friday, May 10-12, 2017. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto in Toronto, ON, Canada, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of Committee.

    Fatigue and fracture behaviors of materials and components are of interest today across an increasingly broad spectrum ranging from the aerospace, 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 development and application of engineering approaches to predict, optimize and manage the structural integrity and remaining life of critical systems. The required fatigue and fracture methodologies depend upon robust and accurate models of the damage formation, damage accumulation and failure mechanisms that operate within each of these domains, as well as an accurate characterization of the material response to the combined effects of loading, loading rate, environmental conditions, and engineered or naturally-occurring material heterogeneity. These challenges are further complicated by the increasing use of new materials and manufacturing technologies.

    This symposium is intended to provide a forum to promote discourse and disseminate state-of-the-art advances in analysis methodologies and testing techniques in the areas of fatigue and fracture mechanics related to engineered structures, components and devices. Submittals considering either or both experimental research efforts and modeling based efforts are encouraged. Of particular interest are applications of emerging analytical tools and novel experimental techniques to assess and improve durability and damage tolerance using multi-scale or multi-physics based approaches; studies on the effects of additive manufacturing processes on fatigue and fracture properties; and implications of improved modeling and experimental capabilities on fatigue life forecasting and structural health monitoring strategies.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Registration Information

    Online registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the symposium and closes May 3, 2017. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    - the Wednesday evening reception (hosted bar)
    - the cost of the resulting CD containing the extended abstracts

    Please note that all symposium registration fees are listed in US Dollars.

    Students – A student's fee is waived, provided that he/she is a full-time student and is not employed full time. After registering online, the student must check in at the ASTM Registration Desk on site and present his/her student ID. The waived fee includes admission to the technical sessions only and does not include the CD described above or social events.

    All attendees, including presenters and ASTM members, are urged to register online for this event so that space requirements can be accommodated. If you do not register online by the closing date, then you must register upon arrival at the symposium. All attendees must check in at the ASTM registration desk upon arrival at symposium.

    A refund of the symposium fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Kelly Dennison at or 610-832-9568.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Kelly Dennison in Symposia Operations at Tel: 610-832-9568, or ASTM Technical Support at or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).

    Early Bird Regular Registration
    ASTM Member Fee625.00650.00
    Non-Member Fee650.00675.00
    Presenter Fee625.00650.00
    Session Chair625.00650.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.4 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form at the adjournment of the symposium, and then submit it to the ASTM staff member on site. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 4 to 6 weeks after the symposium.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

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

    Dr. Min Liao, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
    e-mail:;; phone +1-613-990-9812

    Mr. Douglas N. Wells, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, AL, USA
    Email:; phone +1-256-544-3300

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel,123 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M5H 2M9, Canada. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at (416)361-1000 or 1-800-325-3535 (you must mention ASTM May 2017 in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than April 10, 2017. ASTM rates are $188 (US) plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

    IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through a travel agent, they must ask for a non-commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if commissions were paid to a travel agency.

    CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received 24 hours prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge.

    Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.

    INTERNET: The hotel offers complimentary wireless connections in the guest rooms for SPG Members.

    ASTM MEMBERS WORK AREA: ASTM will provide computers with internet connections. This area will also be wireless for your laptop computer. You may visit the ASTM website, apply or renew your membership, order publications or check your email. The complimentary wireless service is limited to the members' work area and the meeting rooms.

    Standards Development Meetings

    Meeting schedules of Committee E08 are posted on the ASTM web site at or contact the ASTM staff manager, Brian Milewski at or tel: 610-832-9619.

    Future Meeting Dates

    Committee E08 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required. For more information, visit the web listed immediately above, and click "Future Meetings".

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