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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.

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ESIA13 International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment

19 and 20 May 2015

Manchester, UK

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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.

 

Crack Initiation in Bearing Steels - 1 Day CPD Workshop

21 May 2015

Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, Uk

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Arising from the 2014 FESI seminar entitled “Advances in Rolling Bearing Fatigue”, emphasis on the mechanism of crack initiation around non-metallic inclusions in bearing steels was recommended, with particular attention being paid to the development of tensile stresses around inclusions that would accelerate crack initiation and growth. This seminar is informal and has the objective of stimulating discussions on the status of present research and the generation of ideas for future research. Non-metallic inclusions are believed to be the root cause of sub-surface initiated fatigue in rolling element bearings operated at stress levels typical of industrial machinery. The presence or absence of crack initiation and growth from inclusions (butterflies) is a likely explanation for infinite life observed in some applications. Clearly the mechanism for crack initiation, butterfly formation and micro-crack growth needs to be understood.

Who Should Attend
This Continuous Professional Development Workshop will be of interest to engineers, technology suppliers and academia working in the fields of rolling element bearings used in aerospace, automotive, marine systems, wind turbines, water turbines and other industrial machinery. The presentations will be given by practising engineers and academics experienced in this field.

 

Developing Materials Ageing Models - 2 days

30 April 2015

Manchester Meeting Place, Sackville Street, Manchester

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This course will help engineers and scientists to draw valid insights and to produce empirical and physically-motivated materials behaviour models using collections of data from several sources. The course will also help managers to understand and review data analysis and modelling work performed for them. Although most examples involve nuclear power engineering materials, the approach is applicable in many other areas of engineering and science.

 

 

 

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