Papers Invited for Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices



Papers are invited for the Fourth Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture of Metallic Medical Materials and Devices, May 22-23, 2018, at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina in San Diego, California (USA). Co-sponsored by ASTM International committees on Fatigue and Fracture (E08) and Medical and Surgical Materials and Devices (F04), the symposium will take place in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of both committees.

The intent of the symposium is to provide an updated set of unique presentations on fatigue and fracture mechanics principles as applied to the fatigue, fracture, durability, and life predictive methodologies involved in metallic medical materials and devices. The symposium will illustrate, with up-to-date presentations focused on medical device materials and devices:

  • Proven and new fatigue and fracture mechanic techniques that are being applied successfully,
  • The design and durability assessment where crack propagation is of major consideration,
  • The utility of existing fatigue and fracture mechanics standards in analyzing medical devices,
  • Fatigue initiation and propagation based methods for interpreting cyclic stress and strain tensor data from computational analysis for fatigue life predictions and analysis,
  • Patient’s medical device boundary conditions and duty cycles,
  • Metallic advanced manufacturing processes and devices, and
  • Additional topics as appropriate.

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 250-300 word preliminary abstract no later than October 13, 2017. 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 chairmen will notify you via postal mail by November 10, 2017, of your paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium.

Abstract submission questions can be directed to Tessa Sulkes. For technical information, or questions, contact symposium co-chairs M.R. Mitchell, Terry Woods, K. L. Jerina, or Brian Berg. Click here for more information.

Industry Sectors: 
Metals & Materials
Medical