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EAF in Metallic Structures: INCEFA+ Final Seminar & Workshop

June 10 - June 12

The seminar will provide insights on environmental fatigue phenomena, the existing assessment methods, and an overview of the INCEFA-PLUS project, including its main findings and results. It will also provide discussion on the future of environmental fatigue assessments and the remaining gaps in the field.

Audience: PhD students; professional engineers and researchers working in the fields of fatigue, environmental fatigue or structural integrity; highly experienced researchers and engineers wishing to update their knowledge and share experiences.

Fee and registration: There is no fee, but registration until March 30, 2020 is mandatory!

Preliminary programme:

14:00‐14:30 INCEFA PLUS overview (K. Mottershead)
14:30‐15:00 Existing methods for EAF assessments (N. Prompt)
15:00‐16:00 INCEFA PLUS experimental programme: DoE and testing phases (M. Bruchhausen)
Coffee break
16:30‐17:15 Uniaxial fatigue testing protocols: air and environment (M. Vankeerberghen)
17:15‐18:00 Fractographic aspects of INCEFA+ test specimens (C. Huotilainen)

09:00‐09:30 In service return of experience to guide future EAF R&D program (M. Scibetta)
09:30‐10:30 Effect of mean stress and mean strain on EAF (P. Spätig)
10:30‐11:15 Effect of surface roughness on EAF (L. De Baglion)
Coffee break
11:45‐12:15 Effect of hold times on EAF (A. McLennan)
12:15‐13:00 Biaxial tests for EAF characterisation (C. Gourdin)
14:00‐18:00 Visit to ITER (limited to 50 first registrations)

09:00‐10:00 INCEFA+ data analysis and development of an assessment procedure to
account for EAF (S. Cuvillez)
10:00‐10:30 Case studies I (G. Dundulis)
10:30‐11:00 Case studies II (J.Mann)
Coffee break
11:30‐12:00 Discussion Panel – The future of Environmental Fatigue Assessments (moderator: K. Mottershead)
Closing remarks




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Aix en Provence, 13100 France
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