Event Update from The Engineering Integrity Society – Call for papers for Fatigue 2021

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Fatigue 2021 will take place in Downing College Cambridge

The 3 day “Fatigue 2021” conference builds on the long established philosophy of the Engineering Integrity Society to provide a forum for practising engineers and researchers to exchange ideas and experiences in all aspects of structural integrity.

Contributions will be welcome from all disciplines, industries and research organisations. As well as giving practitioners an opportunity to keep up-to-date in the latest developments in durability of materials and structural analysis techniques, the conference will provide an excellent forum for researchers to promote their work and enhance its transfer to, and impact on, industrial applications.


The conference will take place from 29th to 31st March 2021 at Downing College, University of Cambridge. Cambridge is one of the most important and picturesque cities in East Anglia. It is the county town of Cambridgeshire and the seat of one of the oldest universities in the British Isles. Downing College was founded in 1800 through a bequest made by Sir George Downing. The College’s beautiful neo-classical buildings are set in spacious and peaceful gardens in the centre of Cambridge.


* Professor Youshi Hong – Chinese Academy of Sciences
* Mukesh Patel – Safran
* Professor Robert Ritchie – University of California
* Professor Roderick Smith – Imperial College, London

We will seek to explore not only the latest developments in engineering modelling and simulation, advances in test and measurement techniques, innovations in manufacturing, and developments in materials science, but also the complex interrelations between all these topics that give rise to improvements in fatigue performance, durability and structural integrity.


In addition to the papers already accepted for the original Fatigue 2020 conference, new authors are invited to submit abstracts.

There will be an opportunity to submit extended papers to form Special Issues in Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures & Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale.

A selection of conference papers, including those of the Peter Watson Prize winners, will be published in Engineering Integrity, the Journal of the EIS.

We are particularly interested in papers that address the questions:

* Durability of advanced materials; Novel manufacturing techniques for improved component durability;
* Integrity of recycled and reprocessed materials; Joining technologies: bolts, welds, adhesives, joining dissimilar materials, correlation of testing and in-service durability; Surface engineering and durability
* Innovations in 3D imaging for structural integrity;


The Peter Watson Prize will be awarded to the best presentation given by a young engineer. Entrants should meet at least one of the following criteria:

* A person working in industry below the age of 28 on submission (potential entrants please provide date of birth with abstract)
* A post-doctoral worker with a maximum of 3 years’ experience since completing a PhD/EngD
* Any currently registered undergraduate or postgraduate student


You are kindly requested to submit an abstract (one A4 page maximum, only in pdf format, size smaller than 1MB) to the Conference Secretariat by 31 August 2020.

The abstract should contain:

* Title of the paper
* Authors (full address of the company, email, personal titles of the corresponding author and co-authors)
* Statement of contents and main points

The abstract should clearly emphasise the main scientific, technical, economic or practical aspects of the paper.


* Deadline for receipt of abstract – 31 August 2020
* Notification of abstract acceptance – September 2020
* Full papers to be received – 1 November 2020


All accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings. The proceedings containing the full texts will be distributed to delegates at the conference.

An exhibition of material testing equipment and other fatigue related services is planned. Interested companies should contact the Conference Secretariat.


Rooms have been reserved in Halls of Residence at Downing College. These are en-suite and of a high standard. The number of rooms available is limited and early reservation, through the Conference Secretariat, is recommended.

For more information, visit the Fatigue 2021 website

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