Improving Safety with Advanced Fracture Mechanics

15 May 2019

Supported by Nia Supported by NIA

Institution of Mechanical Engineers, London

Organisers: IMechE
Tel: +44 (0)207 973 1251

Innovation in fracture mechanic testing methods is happening in research, however it is difficult for industry to adopt new methods quickly. As codes and standards such as BS7910 and R6 are updated, it is important for the power generation and nuclear industries to follow the direction of structural research to encourage the appropriate development of such codes based upon up-to-date knowledge. New testing methods have the potential to reduce costs, as well as reducing safety risks through predictive analytical testing of crack growth and initiation

The Improving Safety with Advanced Fracture Mechanics seminar will address the challenges around the industry adoption of new testing methods, bridging the gap between academic innovation and industry application.

Attendees will gain a clear understanding of new testing and modelling methods that will improve the prediction and monitoring of crack initiation and growth as a result of fatigue, stress corrosion and hydrogen exposure. Join to discuss the challenges around generating and accessing useful material data to improve fracture mechanics-based assessment and testing, together with case study insights from engineers who are adopting innovative fracture mechanic testing and modelling solutions to reduce risk and gain more accurate results.