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Socie Darrell, Prof. Emeritus

Prof. Emeritus Darrell Socie

E-mail: dsocie@illinois.edu
City: Urbana-Champaign
Country: Illinois, US
Affiliation/work at: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contribution to MATDAT.COM community:

Prof. Socie allowed extraction/usage of material properties from his publications and he proposed cooperation and connection between eFatigue (web-based project and source for fatigue analysis) and MATDATcom.

More about Prof. Socie:

Since 1978, Dr. Socie has held the position of Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Illinois. He is the former Director of the Fracture Control Program, a consortium of ground vehicle companies interested in solutions to fracture and fatigue problems. He has authored over 125 technical articles on all aspects of fatigue and durability assessment techniques including the ASTM standard E1049 on cycle counting methods. The Wöhler Medal from the European Structural Integrity Society, Award of Merit from American Society for Testing and Materials and the Colwell Award from the Society of Automotive Engineers are amoung his many awards. Darrell is an invited lecturer throughout the United States, Europe, China and Japan. He has been teaching industrial fatigue seminars for over 25 years. He has been active in small business development and is one of the founders of SoMat.

His other prominent positions include(d):

Visiting Professor, Kyushu University, Japan, 1997;
Visiting Professor, Technical Research Center of Finland, 1995;
Visiting Professor, University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy, 1989;
Professor, Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC, 1985-2004.

His recent Honors & Awards include:

Honorary Member, Deutscher Verband fur Materialforschung und-prufung, 2003
Fellow, American Society for Metals International, 2001
Fellow, American Society for Testing and Materials, 2000
Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2000


Field of interest/expertise:Mechanical behavior of materials, multiaxial fatigue, fracture mechanics, material testing

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New materials added to MATDAT

1. March 2016.

Database content was just updated with 202 new material datasets - majority of which are steels. Index of new content is already submitted to Thomson ...
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New materials added to MATDAT

1. March 2016.

Proficiency testing for aluminium alloy AlSi9Cu3

8. April 2014.

Talum Inštitut d.o.o., material research and environmental protection, invites laboratories to take part in proficiency testing for AlSi9Cu3 alloy (22...
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Proficiency testing for aluminium alloy AlSi9Cu3

8. April 2014.
Talum Inštitut d.o.o., material research and environmental protection, invites laboratories to take part in proficiency testing for AlSi9Cu3 alloy (226a quality) by method of optical emission spectrometry in accordance with EN 14726, which will be carried out in May 2014. 

The material used is an AlSi9Cu3 alloy sample with the following composition: Si ? 9%; Fe ? 0,5%; Cu ? 2,5%; Mn ? 0,4%; Mg ? 0,3%; Cr ? 0,02%; Ni ? 0,01; Zn ? 0,1%; Ti ? 0,05%; Pb ? 0,01%; Ca < 0,01%; P < 0,01%; Sn < 0,01%; Sr < 0,01%; V < 0,01%
 
Participants will receive the samples by post in April 2014. Participation fee is 250 EUR and includes report, certificate of participation, sample and sample delivery. After you receive the report, you can use the sample as CRM. If you are interested in participation, please contact tatjana.vicko@talum.si

Deadline for application is 14.04.2014.

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Lidija Runko Luttenberger, D. Sc.

... I welcome your initiative to institute a web page containing a collection of scientifically and professionally relevant test results regarding dif...
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Lidija Runko Luttenberger, D. Sc.

Dear colleague,

Some twenty plus years ago I was writing my master’s thesis entitled “Contribution to practical determining of corrosion fatigue of steel with particular reference to offshore technology units”. My paper among other things contains fatigue and corrosion fatigue test results for microalloyed steel TStE355 FG36T. 
I would just like to reflect on how much effort and material resources I had to engage in order to provide  high-quality specimens appropriate for low-cycle fatigue tests and to obtain relevant results at the prestigious institute. I had to involve a number of people in two major Croatian shipyards for procuring, cutting and machining the specimens in the yards’ tools processing workshops and to do much travelling in order to attend the tests. On top of that, it was quite an undertaking to find the literature in the field at the time. I am not sure that much has changed since then so I welcome your initiative to institute a web page containing a collection of scientifically and professionally relevant test results regarding different materials. I am sure it will spare many the effort of undergoing the lengthy, demanding and expensive procedures of determining advanced characteristics of industrial materials. 
 
Lidija Runko Luttenberger

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