E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Title: 19th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (42nd National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics)

    Dates: Wednesday May 15 2019 - Friday May 17 2019

    Location: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel; Denver, CO

    Event Name: May 2019 Committee Week

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Hotel Information

    Transportation and Directions

    Dress and Weather

    Future Meeting Dates


    About the Event

    The 19th International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (42nd National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics) will be held Wednesday – Friday, May 15-17, 2019. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture the symposium will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO, in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committee.

    Objective and Scope
    Fatigue and fracture behaviors of engineered components are of interest today across an increasingly broad spectrum of communities ranging from aerospace, surface transportation, power generation, and petroleum to the semiconductor, biomedical, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) worlds. Each of these areas presents its own challenges to the development and application of engineering approaches to predict, optimize and manage 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 be a forum for exchange of ideas, test methods, data, and analysis methods across a broad range of fatigue and fracture mechanics topics, materials, and engineered components, including metallic materials, composite and hybrid materials, hybrid fiber metal laminates, and additively manufactured components. Additional focus is also set on polymers and polymer matrix composites, which are gaining more and more relevance in structural applications. Topics may include basic research into fracture mechanisms characterization of fracture and fatigue related properties and efforts to develop new standards, application of principles, theories and material properties to analysis of structural integrity, influence of material anisotropy on fracture and fatigue behavior, and applicability of existing standards to new materials.

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    All presenters are required to submit a three to five page extended abstract to ASTM no later than March 15, 2019. Revised one-page abstracts will be distributed in a printed program booklet and the extended abstracts will be distributed in an electronic format to all symposium attendees. 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.

    Technical Program

    A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the symposium website by late February 2019.

    Registration Information

    Online registration is now open and closes May 8, 2019. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:

    -admission to the Wednesday evening reception, and
    -a copy of the extended abstracts in electronic format

    All Attendees – 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.

    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 admission to the reception described above.

    Cancellations – 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 Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9568.

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

    Online On Site
    ASTM Member Fee650.00675.00
    Non-Member Fee675.00700.00
    Presenter Fee650.00675.00
    Student FeeWaivedWaived

    Technical Chair Contact Information

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

    Mark James, Arconic, New Kensington, PA, USA
    Email: mark.a.james@arconic.com; phone +1 412-266-0135

    Stephen Graham, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, USA
    Email: smgraham@usna.edu; phone +1 410-293-6519

    Steve Smith, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA
    Email: s.w.smith@nasa.gov; phone +1 757-864-8946

    Gerald Pinter, Montanuniversität Leoben, Leoben, Austria
    Email: gerald.pinter@unileoben.ac.at; phone: +43 3842 402 2100

    Hotel Information

    All meetings will be held at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202.

    Hotel Reservations: Staying at our contracted hotel is important to ASTM, to the destination where we are holding this meeting, and ultimately to you as an ASTM member. When you book a hotel outside of the block, and a contracted room goes unsold, we must pay penalty fees to the hotel. Please support ASTM by reserving your sleeping room at our official hotel. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Denver Downtown Reservations.

    Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-888-627-8405 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate). If you need assistance with your hotel reservation, please call the hotel directly.

    The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than April 12th, 2019. ASTM rates are $199 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.

    The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $163. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system at Sheraton Government Reservations. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

    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 Denver Downtown Hotel, notice of cancellation must be received before end of business day (5pm) prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

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

    INTERNET: High Speed Internet is available in guest rooms for a daily surcharge.

    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.

    Transportation and Directions

    The hotel is located approximately 24.0 miles/30-35 minutes from the Denver International Airport. The hotel's phone number is (303)-893-3333 and the general fax number is (303)-626-2543. The website for the hotel is Sheraton Downtown Denver.

    For information on the city of Denver, visit the Denver Colorado Convention and Visitors Bureau at Visit Denver.

    RIDESHARING PROGRAM: Transportation Network Providers (TNP), also referred to as a “rideshare” company, provide prearranged transportation through an app, connecting passengers with drivers of vehicles for hire. Lyft and Uber are TNP companies operating in Denver.

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    PARKING: Valet parking is available for a rate of $49 daily. Self-parking is also available for a rate of $41 daily.

    Dress and Weather

    Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Denver. The average temperatures in May range from a high of 72 degrees Fahrenheit to a low of 44 degrees Fahrenheit.

    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 about future E08 meetings, please visit E08 Future Meetings.


    Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Sheraton Downtown Denver is in compliance with ADA standards.

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