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ASTM Symposium looks at fatigue and fracture testing/analysis.

Press Release Summary:

Mar 01, 2013 - Sixth symposium on Applications of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis will take place May 22, 2013 in Indianapolis, IN. This international forum for knowledge exchange will explore software and hardware developments in automated materials testing systems and methods; service loads monitoring and analysis as well as service spectrum generation and simulation; variable amplitude spectrum load testing methods, test control and techniques; and more.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM International Symposium on Application of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis

Press release date: Feb 27, 2013

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa.—The sixth symposium on Automation of Fatigue and Fracture Testing will be held May 22 at the JW Marriott Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Ind. Sponsored by ASTM International Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and its Subcommittee E08.03 on Advanced Apparatus and Techniques, the symposium will be held in conjunction with the May standards development meetings of the committees.

The ongoing rapid advancement of digital systems hardware and software technology continues to provide new opportunities for scientists and engineers in fatigue and fracture testing and analysis. The sixth symposium on Applications of Automation Technology in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Analysis will continue the exchange of information at the international level on computer technology applications in fatigue and fracture testing and analysis. The goal of this symposium is to provide an international forum for knowledge exchange on recent achievements in the following technical areas:
• General software and hardware developments in automated materials testing systems and methods;
• Service loads monitoring and analysis as well as service spectrum generation and simulation;
• Variable amplitude spectrum load testing methods, test control and techniques;
• Cost effective and efficient advanced or new methods for generating test data;
• Analysis and simulation of fatigue life of components;
• Modeling as a tool in fatigue and fracture testing and analysis;
• Applications of advanced software systems in fatigue and fracture; and
• Laboratory automation and information management systems.

It is anticipated that all staff levels within the mechanical test laboratories, including managers, test engineers and technical staff, as well as those affiliated with the mechanical test laboratories (e.g., analysts and designers) will benefit from the topics covered in this symposium.

Online registration opens approximately eight weeks before the symposium and closes May 15. The cost of attendance is $345 USD online and $370 USD on site for ASTM members, presenters and session chairs; and $370 USD online and $395 on site for non-ASTM members. There is no attendance fee for students with a valid ID.

Visit www.astm.org/E08RegMay2013 for online registration and additional information.

Additional technical information is available from symposium co-chairmen Peter C. McKeighan, Exponent (phone: 630-658-7511; pmckeighan@exponent.com); or Arthur A. Braun, Bose Corp. (phone: 573-474-1005; art_braun@bose.com).

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.

ASTM Staff Contact: Hannah Sparks, Phone: 610-832-9677; hsparks@astm.org