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    • Watching the expanding trajectory of the coronavirus.

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    E08 Fatigue and Fracture

    Title: Fifth Symposium on Evaluation of Existing and New Sensor Technologies for Fatigue, Fracture and Mechanical Testing

    Dates: Tuesday May 25 2021 - Wednesday May 26 2021

    Location: Webex; ,

    About The Event

    Technical Program

    Registration Information

    Continuing Education Units

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Standards Development Meetings

    About the Event

    The Fifth Symposium on Evaluation of Existing and New Sensor Technologies for Fatigue, Fracture and Mechanical Testing will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 25-26, 2021 and beginning at 9:00am EDT each day. Sponsored by ASTM Committees E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and E28 on Mechanical Testing, the symposium will be held virtually.

    The symposium will provide a forum for the presentation of current research on existing and new sensor technologies for fatigue, fracture and mechanical testing. It will also serve as an incubator for identifying new opportunities for standardization in related areas.

    Topics for this symposium include, but are not limited to:

    • Calibration, verification and traceability of the measurement techniques
    • Emerging techniques for fatigue, fracture and mechanical testing
    • Novel applications of the techniques

    The language of the symposium will be English.

    Technical Program

    To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), click on E08/E28 Technical Program.

    Registration Information

    Registration is now open.

    All Attendees - You must be registered to attend this symposium. The WebEx link to join the symposium will be distributed approximately one week prior to the start of the symposium to all those who have registered by that time. The email will come directly from a WebEx email address.

    Presenters - Presenters do not need to register. ASTM will automatically register them for this event, and they will also receive the WebEx link to join the symposium approximately one week prior to the event.

    Students - Students receive a discounted fee. To qualify for this discount, you must be a full-time student, not employed full-time and be able to provide a valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please contact Symposia Operations at

    Cancellation - 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 or 610-832-9698.

    If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at or 610-832-9698. You can also contact ASTM Technical Support at or by calling 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or +1 610-832-9578 (international).

    ASTM Member Fee250.00
    Non-Member Fee275.00

    Continuing Education Units

    Symposium attendees interested in receiving 0.9 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) should complete a CEU application form in the back of the program booklet after the adjournment of the symposium and submit it to Attendees will only receive credit if they are registered and attend the entire symposium on both days. After your attendance has been verified, a certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2-4 weeks after the application has been submitted.

    Technical Chair Contact Information

    Additional information about the symposium is available from the Symposium Chairs.

    Jidong Kang
    Phone: +1 905-645-0820

    Peter C. McKeighan
    Symmetry Engineering and Forensic Consulting LLC
    Phone: +1 916-716-1818

    Gary Dahlberg
    MTS Systems Corp.
    Phone: +1 505-239-9801

    Bob Kemmerer
    Carpenter Technology
    Phone: +1 610-208-2576

    Standards Development Meetings

    Committees 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 the committees or their meetings, please visit the Committee E08 homepage.

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