We were at International Ph.D. Summer School on multiaxial fatigue held in Udine, Italy 23.-25.07.

25. July 2012.

"Ph.D. summer school on Multiaxial fatigue of engineering materials and components" was organized by prof. Luca Susmel and IGF (Gruppo Italiano Frattura) in cooperation with prof. Darrell F. Socie from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, U.S.

Course outline:

  • Introduction / Background
  • Stress Based Damage Models
  • Strain Based Damage Models
  • Fracture Mechanics Models
  • Nonproportional Loading
  • Variable Amplitude Multiaxial Loading
  • Stress Concentrations in Multiaxial Loading
  • Tools for Fatigue Assessment

Invited speaker Prof. Socie is Professor Emeritus at the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, UIUC since 2004.

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
  • Wohler Medal, European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS; for outstanding research work related to the fatigue of metals), 2000
  • Award of Merit (highest award given to an individual member), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), 2000
  • Engineering Council Award for Excellence in Advising, College of Engineering, UIUC, 2000

At the end of the course, a presentation of the project and the website/database content was given to the attendants by the project leader, Assist. Prof. Basan Robert.

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