The Thirteenth International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (39th National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics), sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), will be held November 13-15, 2013 at the Hyatt Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of Committee.
Fatigue and fracture continue to be a concern in many areas of the industrial world. The prediction and prevention of fatigue failure is critical to safe and economic operation of machines in the aerospace and terrestrial transportation sectors, power generation, and a range of manufacturing industries. New, fundamental work is being conducted to incorporate more understanding of material characteristics on fatigue and fracture behavior modeling, e.g., the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Materials Genome Initiative. This thrust is stretching the limits of the current fatigue and fracture models and methods to be more robust, faster, adaptable, and accurate.
This symposium is intended to provide a forum for researchers from academic, industrial and government sectors to share, discuss, and debate the latest improvements in experimental and analytical understanding of fatigue and fracture. Broad, international participation is sought to make this a powerful forum to identify recent advances in fatigue and fracture and propel the community to develop more accurate models and experimental methods to predict and characterize a material's fatigue and fracture behavior.
Both experimental and analytical researchers are encouraged to participate in the symposium.
The language of the symposium will be English.
Click on the link for the schedule/program of presentation times, paper titles, and presenters' names View Scheduled Program
Online registration opens approximately 8 weeks before the symposium and closes November 6, 2013. The fees to attend this symposium are listed below. These fees include:
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 7 business days prior to the symposium. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Hannah Sparks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 610-832-9678.
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ASTM Member Fee
Symposium attendees interested in receiving 1.75 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.
Additional information on the symposium is available from Symposium Co-Chairs:
All meetings will be held at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, 225 East Coastline Drive, Jacksonville, FL 32202. Reservations may be made by via our online reservation system at Reservation at Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
Select your dates and proceed as instructed. Reservations may also be made by telephoning the hotel at 1-800-233-1234 (you must mention ASTM in order to receive the group rate.) If you need assistance with your reservation call the Passkey customer service department at 1-800-421-1442.
Group rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full but no later than October 3, 2013. ASTM rates are $155 single/double plus 14.13% tax. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate of $80 plus 14.13% tax. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full.
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.
ADVANCE DEPOSIT: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation.
CONFIRMATION NOTICES: A confirmation number is privided to you electronically once your reservation has been submitted.
CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront, notice of cancellation must be received by 3:00pm the day prior to arrival.
Check the ASTM website for updates on overflow hotel room availability.
INTERNET: The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront provides internet access through the hotel at a cost of $14.95 for 24 hours. The hotel offers free wireless internet service in the hotel lobby.
The hotel is located approximately 15 miles/15-20 minutes from the Jacksonville International Airport. The hotel's phone number is 904-588-1234 and the general fax number is 904-634-4554. The website for the hotel is Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfont Information.
For information on the city of Jacksonville, visit the Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau Website at: Jacksonville Convention and Visitors Bureau.
AIRPORT SHUTTLE SERVICE: Express Shuttle provides regularly scheduled shuttle service from Jacksonville International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront. The cost is $20 each way. Taxis cost approximately $40.
PARKING: Overnight parking is available at $20 for valet and $15 for self parking with in and out privileges.
Attendees have the option to determine their dress at ASTM meetings. Business casual attire is acceptable at this meeting and appropriate for Jacksonville. The average temperatures in November range from a high of 72 degrees to a low of 49 degrees.
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".
Please advise the hotel and ASTM of any disability which will require special attention. The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is in compliance with ADA standards.