We are delighted to announce an IUTAM symposium to be held in Galway in August 2017 that will provide a forum for discussion on the latest developments on multi-scale fatigue, fracture and damage of materials in harsh environments. Engineers and scientists face additional significant challenges today, including the responsibility for sustainable use of earth’s resources, in the context of climate change and global warming. However, state of the art technology provides the opportunity to address such challenges through ingenious use of multi-scale experimental, theoretical and computational methods for detailed and accurate analysis and design against failure, adoption of multi-physics techniques for more realistic simulation and prediction of environmental, industrial and operational conditions.
Given the many recent exciting advances as researchers continually push the boundaries of material design, this symposium provides the opportunity for engineers and scientists to present recent advances in the development and application of state of the art experimental, computational and theoretical methodologies to address the key challenges and opportunities identified above. The primary theme of the conference is multi-scale and multi-physics fatigue, fracture and damage in harsh environments. High and low temperatures, high pressures, corrosive environments, fluid-solid interaction, interaction of failure mechanisms (fatigue, creep, oxidation, fracture) are some of the difficulties which require novel design, testing and analysis methodologies to help address current global challenges. Applications will include energy (renewable, fossil fuel, nuclear), transport (aerospace, automotive, marine), natural resource extraction (mining, oil and gas exploration), medical and biomedical.
Padraic O’Donoghue and Sean Leen (for the Organising Committee)
Key Dates (2017):
February 7th: Due date for abstracts
February 28th: Notification of acceptance of abstracts
May 12th: Full papers due
June 2nd: Early Bird registration
August 28th: Start of conference
For further information please contact:
Professor Padraic O'Donoghue
National University of Ireland, Galway