Because we never stop learning on fatigue…

Because we never stop learning on fatigue

Welcome to Senlis and Fatigue Design, Nov 17-18

As we all know, a majority of ruptures that happen in service do happen because of fatigue. As early as 1980, Cetim had identified how important it was to study machines parts, components and materials’ behavior under fatigue, publishing a reference paper on “Technological data on fatigue” that offered a practical state of the art at the times.

Numerous are the reasons to update a 40 year old document! Knowledge has evolved, obviously, and competition has changed along with the drastic shortening of the time between conception and availability of a specific component on the market. Methodologies have evolved in the same way, to be able to provide fast, simple and robust dimensioning, along with the availability of ergonomic software implementing these methods. 

Greater and greater reliability of machines and mechanical structures is required, which makes an absolute necessity to conquer, as completely as possible, the knowledge of the physical phenomena involved, a better quantification and statistics of the factors influencing fatigue resistance, and consideration of the inherent dispersion due to fatigue. 

Since its first edition in 2005, Fatigue Design has always been a privileged place to share those most innovative approaches and to take stock of scientific progress made in this important field on methods and design tools as well as extension of the service life of equipment.

The 9th Fatigue Design conference will be held in Senlis on Nov 17-18 and, hopefully, it will recover its built-in conviviality for all those who will attend in person, while being also available distantly, through a live comprehensive platform, or in replay. Germany will be the guest country of the year.

Additive manufacturing and fatigue had been a key theme of the 2017 and 2019 editions, and will once more be at the center of the debate with at least 12 presentations as new processes have been tested, new materials can accept 3D printing and overall, several production cases have been made, in the medical and spatial fields in particular. Characterization and testing, again but also now with the real components and their fatigue design.

The main focus for this year’s edition, though, will be around the contribution of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to the fatigue design world, taking into account the industrial needs, dimensioning and priority evolutions. We’ll reflect on how to deal with them, and with which methology.

To Cetim, the industrial point of view is essential as our technical center’s culture is focused on supporting the industry! As such, we focus on the most appropriate approaches and tools for industrial applications, on the methods and material data to be used, on how to improve the durability of the product…

Several other key topics will include how to set up a real fatigue design that takes into account the interactions between the product and the process, how to better predict the residual life, fatigue approaches now applied to composites, and more…

We look forward to this new edition and the numerous innovations that will be part of it, and to welcoming in person those of you who will be able to come!

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