All delegates of the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials are strongly encouraged to submit a paper to be published in a conference specific Special Issue of International Journal of Fatigue.
Below are links to three Special issues published from the International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials series:
Abstract submission deadline - 3 April 2020
University of Southampton, UK
Professor Philippa A.S. Reed is Professor of Structural Materials within Engineering and the Environment at the University of Southampton.
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Philippa Reed graduated with a BA (Hons) in Materials Science and Metallurgy from Cambridge University in 1985, where she also obtained her Ph.D. on brittle failure in nuclear pressure vessel steels sponsored by Rolls Royce and Associates. Subsequent post-doctoral research at Cambridge investigated fatigue failure of aerospace turbine disc materials and was supported by Rolls Royce and DRA Aerospace, Farnborough. She then spent six months at Oxford University as a SERC Postdoctoral Research Fellow before joining the Department of Engineering Materials in 1992 as a lecturer. She was elected to the Structural Materials Peer Review College of EPSRC in 1997, gaining CEng status in 1998, a Senior Lectureship in 1999, a Readership in 2002, Professorial status in 2006 and was elected a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in 2009. She is currently Head of Mechanical Engineering and Director of the EngD in Transport and the Environment.
Her research interests centre on investigating micromechanisms of failure in engine materials, power generation turbine materials, hybrid pressure vessels and welds. This includes application of adaptive numerical modelling approaches to failure and manufacturing problems; data mining and materials data conservation; assessment and modelling of anomalous crack growth behaviour in a range of materials systems/architectures. A particular focus is the effects of external service conditions such as temperature, environment (e.g. oxidation and hydrogen embrittlement) and complex loading on failure processes. These interests are reflected in her recent and ongoing research collaborations with E.ON, EDF, Loughborough, Warwick and Manchester Universities, Rolls Royce, Airbus, dstl, Alstom, TWI, Daido Metals, Schaeffler and Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
LaMCoS UMR CNRS 5259 INSA-Lyon, France
Marie-Christine Baietto is a CNRS Research Director at LaMCoS UMR CNRS 5259, INSA Lyon. Since September 2016, she is the INSA Lyon Vice-President for Research, research performed in 23 internationally renowned laboratories.
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Previously, during 4 years, she was the Director of the Doctoral Education FEDORA of INSA Lyon that graduates each year more than 150 PHD students.
Her areas of expertise and current interests are contact mechanics, fretting and rolling contact fatigue, coatings/substrate modelling, fracture mechanics, multiaxial fatigue, advanced numerical methods like multigrid techniques, Extended Finite Element Method (X-FEM). She is the co-author of more than 95 papers published in peer-reviewed journals, 100 international conference publications and has been the mentor of more than 28 PhD students.
University of Virginia, USA
JAMES T. BURNS has been an Assistant Professor in the Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia since 2011. Professor Burns received a B.S degree from the United States Air Force Academy in Engineering Mechanics (Materials track) with a Mathematics minor in 2002.
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He completed his M.S. and Ph.D in Material Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia in 2006 and 2010, respectively. After his commission he served as an Aircraft Battle Damage Engineer and Assistant Aircraft Structural Integrity Program (ASIP) manager for the C-130 from 2002-2004 and he served as a Research Engineer at the Air Force Research Laboratory – Materials and Manufacturing Directorate from 2006-2010. During his military service he received unit level recognition as the top Company Grade Officer, led the top Engineering Team, was an Outstanding Performer in Operation Readiness Inspections, and received the US Air Force Commendation Medal in 2009. He currently has an active research group consisting of 8 graduate students and 4 undergraduate students. He efforts have been distinguished by winning an AFOSR-Young Investigator Research Program grant, the Virginia Space Grant Consortium New Investigator Program Award, finalist for the ASM Henry Marion Howe Medal for best paper in Met Mater Trans A, recognized as one of the top 25 papers published in Int J Fatigue in 2012, elected to be Chairman of the organization/editorial committee of the Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials Conference, invited to the Scientific Advisory Board of the International Fatigue Congress, and Co-Chairman of International Hydrogen Conference His research focuses on the intersection of metallurgy, solid mechanics and chemistry which is currently at the forefront of several important engineering challenges. Alloy development and modeling of the fatigue/fracture behavior of complex metal components necessitates an understanding of the pertinent microstructure and damage physics. Specifically, the interaction of localized stress/strain with environment conditions, with a particular emphasis on behavior at the crack tip. In general, experimental data from controlled environmental testing are coupled with high fidelity characterization techniques to gain mechanistic understanding of the damage process; such knowledge is used to inform theoretical and engineering level models
Air Force Research Laboratory, USA
Patrick J. Golden is a Senior Materials Research Engineer at the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate, Air Force Research Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio where he joined in 2001.
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He received his BS, MS, and PhD from the Purdue University School of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1996, 1997, and 2001, respectively. He currently works in the Metals Branch (AFRL/RXCM) of the Structural Materials Division. He is responsible for planning and executing both in-house and external research in the field of behavior and life prediction of advanced metallic materials used in Air Force systems. Current interests include development of probabilistic methods and tools for prediction of fatigue performance and fracture risk, the inherent sources of fatigue variability in titanium and nickel turbine engine alloys, and advanced 3D fracture mechanics methods for improved life prediction capability. He has been an author or co-author of over 30 journal articles.
Imperial College, London, UK
Prof. David Nowell was a University Lecturer at Oxford and an Official Student of Christ Church between 1988 and 2017.
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In 2017 he moved to Imperial College London to take up the Chair in Machine Dynamics, together with the Directorship of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Vibrations. He is interested in a wide range of topics in solid mechanics and materials engineering, including contact mechanics, fatigue, impact, and residual stress. Prof. Nowell is editor of the Journal of Strain Analysis and is also on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Fatigue and of the journal Strain. He has been an author or co-author for over 200 conference papers or journal articles since 1986 and has also been a co-author of two books; 'Mechanics of Elastic Contacts', D.A. Hills, D. Nowell, A. Sackfield, Butterworth-Heinemann, 1993 and 'Mechanics of Fretting Fatigue, D.A. Hills and D. Nowell, Kluwer, 1994.
University of Technology of Compiègne, France
Marion RISBET graduated from a BS in Fundamental Physics and a MS in Materials Science. She completed her doctoral thesis in Mechanical engineering at the Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC, France) in 2002 and then a post-doctoral degree at the Ecole Centrale Paris in 2003 in collaboration with Safran group.
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She is now Professor in UTC at the Laboratory of Mechanics, Materials and Acoustics (Roberval UMR CNRS 7337) in the Materials and Surfaces team. She has been Head of the Materials Major in the Mechanical Engineering Department between 2012 and 2017, and is now supervising the research platform team of Roberval Research Unit. She has been a member of the International Scientific Committee of the International Fatigue Design Conference since 2007, and Committee member of FDSM since 2016.
Her research interests focus on the influence of the microstructure on a fine scale on plasticity and early stages of fatigue damage in metallic alloys with a special attention for defining microstructural scale lengths pertinent for physically-based models developments. Her industrial collaborations lead her to focus on various themes requiring the implementation of dedicated multi-scale and multi-technical experimental approaches (rolling contact fatigue damage in railway applications, linear friction welding of titanium and nickel alloys for the aerospace industry, laser welding for the automotive industry, etc.) leading to recent collaborations with ArcelorMittal, British Steel, GIMA (AGCO-CLAAS joint venture), Airbus, RATP and SNCF.
Dr Mark Whittaker
Swansea University, UK
Dr Whittaker joined Swansea University in 2003 and has produced over 60 publications including an invited book chapter and 40 papers in leading international journals on topics including High Temperature Lifing, Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue and Modern Creep Lifing Approaches.
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He is also a Board Member of the IOM3 Structure and Properties of Materials Committee.
Current research programmes involve sponsorship from EU Clean Skies, Rolls-Royce, EPSRC and ATI. Dr Whittaker has over 15 years of experience in a wide range of alloys and is leading the development of a code of practice for thermo-mechanical fatigue crack propagation testing. He is also heavily involved in creep lifing of alloys for the power generation/aerospace sectors, with particular expertise in property extrapolation using the recently developed 'Wilshire equations'.