Topics of the Fatigue Design and Material Defects Symposium 2020

  • Defects and manufacturing processes
  • Defect detection and monitoring
  • Statistical considerations
  • Defects and fatigue strength
  • Short fatigue crack propagation starting at defects
  • Critical defect sizes
  • Defects as root causes of structural failure
  • Modelling fatigue life and strength taking into account defects

All materials are concerned, particularly:

  • High strength steels
  • Cast aluminium alloys
  • Nodular cast iron
  • Sinter materials
  • Weldments
  • Materials generated by Additive Manufacturing