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Structural Integrity Analysis (Fatigue & Fracture)
15-17 October, Glasgow, UK
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Welcome to FESI


FESI - the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity:
Working to assure the reliability, safety and economic viability of engineered systems, structures and components from design to end-of-life, and to reduce undesirable environmental impact.


FESI is the membership organisation for engineering structural integrity (ESI) in the UK. FESI disseminates the latest advances in ESI, promotes the exchange of ESI technologies and knowledge between industrial, regulatory, academic and professional organisations, encourages best practice in ESI, and provides a practical resource for anyone working in ESI. FESI aims to help improve the safe performance of and realise the economic potential inherent in the UK's engineering assets.

This is achieved through the organisation of CPD events, and the publication of a biannual journal, The FESI Bulletin, and textbooks through our wholly-owned subsidiary, EMAS publishing.

Increasingly, organisations are waking up to the fact that ESI's cross-industry, multi-disciplinary technologies, methodologies and practices underpin the success and safety of their current and future operations, although they may not, in the past, have regarded themselves as possessing an engineering component.

Sectors which recognise that ESI and the associated best practice makes a positive contribution to their survival range from the health, medical and healthcare industries, through architecture, construction, manufacturing, all branches of engineering and transport, to the renewable power generation, petrochemical, nuclear, and aerospace industries.

FESI's role as the UK's authority on ESI is supported and endorsed by a number of eminent and progressive organisations drawn from such sectors. These valued Sponsors acknowledge that the integration of ESI into their corporate policies has shown benefits for their development, operational safety, efficiency and sustainability. Sponsoring FESI is a way of helping to spread the positive message about ESI.

FESI is steered by a Council of distinguished ESI experts and specialists. See Who's Who in FESI.

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Call for Papers ESIA13

13 International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment

19 and 20 May 2015

Manchester, UK

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Please send your Abstracts by email to fesi@fesi.org.uk

This prestigious and long running conference will bring together delegates from around the world to discuss how to characterise, predict and analyse the Engineering Structural Integrity (ESI) of plant, components and structures together with buildings and the infrastructure. ESI is the science and practice of increasing engineering reliability and safety. We will be considering how economic challenges can be safely accommodated in both new design and in the operation of existing plant.


Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations: Design and Structural Integrity

6 November 2014


Under the umbrella of the UK Forum for Structural Integrity of Engineering Structures (FESI)CPD programme, a one day seminar has been organised for Thursday November 6th, based in Bristol, on the subject of ‘Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations: Design and Structural Integrity’.

The driver for this seminar relates to the challenges of new deeper water design and asset management for foundation structures which are subjected to significant dynamic loading.  Further, the industry has experienced a number of issues related to structural integrity management associated with original shortfalls in the design code; this seminar represents a chance to exchange and discuss strategies and technologies applied to address these problems. The intended topics which we would like to cover will included (but are not limited to):

  • Monopile and jacket foundation fabrication and design
  • Structural loading– modelling and prediction
  • Structural integrity asset management strategies for existing structures
  • Grouted connection integrity, remedial design and installation
  • Inspection techniques/methods and practical experience offshore
  • Environmental considerations for fitness for service assessments
  • Status of current rules/design codes
  • Future trends in design


Understanding Quasi Brittle Materials – Addressing the Needs of Industry

13 November 2014


This is the third in a series of FESI Workshops aimed at developing an improved understanding of the characteristics and behaviour of Quasi-brittle materials. The workshop is sponsored by University of Sheffield.

The workshop seeks to define the requirements of relevant industries and disciplines. These are diverse and cover a range of materials including:

  • Porous ceramics;
  • Bone;
  • Concrete, cement and mortar;
  • Graphite
  • Geological and mining materials

By exploring cross-disciplinary approaches, the workshop seeks to identify new research to meet industry’s needs.

To register your interest for more information, please email Poul Gosney at FESI – poul.gosney@fesi.org.uk


Events 2014





Structural Integrity Analysis (Fatigue & Fracture) 15-17 October Glasgow, UK Download flyer
Offshore Wind Turbine Foundations: Design and Structural Integrity 6 November Bristol Download flyer
Understanding Quasi Brittle Materials – Addressing the Needs of Industry 13 November Sheffield Download flyer


The FESI Bulletin

OUT NOW: Vol.8 No.2 Autumn 2014

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Inside this issue:


  • ESIA13 – Details and Call for Papers
  • Professor Mike Fitzpatrick: Leading change at the university-industry interface
  • Professor Brian Eyre: Obituary
  • Penspen: An Introduction
    Alan Chung
  • The Lloyd’s Register Foundation – Meeting Today’s Challenges
  • Sir Alan Cottrell: Bio-Verses
    John Knott
  • Asserting Failure Probability Associated with Degradation of Concrete Structures
    Bretislav Telpý, Dita Vorechovská
  • EMAS Publishing
  • Reliability of Damaged Structures
    Dan M. Frangopol, Duygu Saydam
  • Report – FESI’s Short Cracks CPD Workshop Mahmoud Mostafavi
  • News & Announcements
  • Situations Vacant
  • The What’s On Events Listing