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ASTM plans creep fatigue test methods/models workshop.

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July 17, 2009 - Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, workshop on Progress in Creep-Fatigue Test Methods and Models will be held November 11, 2009, in Atlanta, GA, in conjunction with November 9-12 standards development meetings. It will address progress in creep-fatigue crack formation and crack growth for high temperature materials and structures. Participants must submit 300-500 word abstract by August 31. Online registration opens 8 weeks before workshop and closes November 4.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

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ASTM International Workshop on Progress in Creep-Fatigue Test Methods and Models

Press release date: July 15, 2009

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., 15 July 2009 - A workshop on Progress in Creep-Fatigue Test Methods and Models will be held Nov. 11, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Ga. Sponsored by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and its Subcommittees E08.05 on Cyclic Deformation and Fatigue Crack Formation and E08.06 on Crack Growth Behavior, the workshop will be held in conjunction with the Nov. 9-12 standards development meetings of the committee. The workshop will address progress in creep-fatigue crack formation and crack growth for high temperature materials and structures. Presentations on related research are sought to enable exchange of information and ideas to assist the development of two ASTM standards on creep-fatigue crack formation and creep-fatigue crack growth. Presentations on recent developments in test equipment, experimental techniques, models for representing the data and applications of the data are sought. Topic wills include crack formation and crack growth, test methods, displacement measurements at elevated temperatures, crack length monitoring, data acquisition, round-robin test plan and precision and bias in creep-fatigue testing. Interested participants must submit a 300-500 word abstract by Aug. 31 to one the following contacts: Bilal Dogan, EPRI, Charlotte, N.C. (bdogan@epri.com); Jeffrey Evans, University of Alabama, Huntsville, Ala. (jeff.evans@uah.edu); Kamran Nikbin, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom (k.n@imperial.ac.uk); Andrew Rosenberger, United States Air Force, Springfield, Ohio (andrew.rosenberger@wpafb.af.mil); or Ashok Saxena, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. (asaxena@uark.edu). Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the workshop and closes Nov. 4. The fee to attend the workshop for ASTM members and non-members is $50 for online registration and $75 for on-site registration. There is no fee for presenters and students with a valid I.D. For additional information, visit www.astm.org/e08work1109.htm. Additional information is available from workshop chair Ashok Saxena, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Ark. (phone: 479-575-3054; asaxena@uark.edu). Established in 1898, ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions around the globe.

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