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.
Advances in Rolling Bearing Fatigue — 1 day workshop
FESI Continuing Professional Development Workshop
23 September 2014
ESR Technology, Warrington
To view the full programme and registration: download flyer
Background The first workshop, “Developments in Rolling Bearing Fatigue” in November 2011, highlighted topics for future discussion, including fatigue models to deal with large bearings operating into the gigacycles, the limitations of current standards for steel cleanliness assessment and residual stress. Furthermore, there is current interest in life assessment methods for large bearings manufactured with surface hardened steels. The programme has therefore been prepared for the second seminar covering the following topics:
- Steel cleanliness assessment techniques and their limitations
- Risk-based cleanliness assessment using the Generalised Pareto Distribution
- The metallurgy of induction and case-hardened steels
- The effect of compressive stress upon fatigue
- Residual stresses in rolling bearings
- Fracture mechanics methods for rolling bearing fatigue
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;
- Concrete, cement and mortar;
- 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org
The FESI Bulletin
OUT NOW: Vol.8 No.1 Summer 2014
Download a copy of the current issue here
Inside this issue:
- Teaching Structural Integrity to Engineers: An Integrated Approach M.E. Fitzpatrick, S. Sungor, J. Moffat
- Fundamentals of Fracture Mechanics by Professor John Knott, OBE FRS FREng. Donated to FESI by the author. Obtain a copy.
- The ASME Approach for the Nuclear Industry William J. O’Donnell
- Professor Stephen J. Garwood FREng A profile of FESI’s new Director
- The National Integrity Research Centre (NSIRC) Tat-Hean Gan
- “The Sensitised Stanzas” John Knott
- FESI’s CPD Workshop Programme
- News, Reviews & Announcements
- Review – FESI’s Cold Work Repair Solutions CPD Workshop
- Situations Vacant
- EMAS Publishing
- The What’s On Events Listing