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ESIA13

 

13th International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment

 

19 - 20 May 2015, Manchester, UK

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ESIA13 Intro

Every two years FESI organises an International Conference on Engineering Structural Integrity Assessment which is intended to provide a forum for the presentation, review and discussion on the latest developments of key structural integrity issues for plant, components and structures together with buildings and the infrastructure.

ESI is the science and practice of increasing and improving engineering reliability and safety.

We will be considering how in this time of austerity, our economic challenges can be safely accommodated in both new design and in the operation of existing plant.

To this end, the conference will have four types of presentations:

  1. Keynote Presentations fill the two morning sessions and examine the status of Engineering Structural Integrity across the industry sector and associated technology. This provides a training/CPD opportunity
  2. The afternoon sessions are devoted to a variety of technical presentations on: Inspection and monitoring; Fracture analysis; Integrity assessment; Modelling; Material behavior
  3. There will be a Poster session illustrating current research projects in Structural Integrity related areas with authors attending. The posters will be on view for the of the conference
  4. A desk-top exhibition will provide the opportunity to display SI-related products and recruitment opportunities.

Programme - ESIA13

     

08:45

Conference Welcome

 

08:50

Introduction by Dr Brian Tomkins FREng, Chairman of FESI

 

     

 

SESSION 1

 

AM

Keynote Presentations

Corresponding author

09:00

Fifty years of Structural Integrity in the UK - Lessons learned and Directions for the future

Prof John Knott, Chairman of TAGSI

10:00

Bio Mechanics

Prof Rob Ritchie, University of California

10:30

Machine Dynamic Assessment

Prof David Ewins, University of Bristol

11:00

REFRESHMENTS

 

11:15

Are Codes keeping up? An update of ASME

Keith Wright, Rolls-Royce

11:45

Assessment of Self-Healing Concrete

Prof Erik Schlangen, Delft University

12:15

Constraint effect on Creep fracture

Prof Shang-Tung Tu, East China University

12:45

LUNCH

 

     
 

SESSION 2

 

PM

Integrity Assessment

Corresponding author

13:30

Plant life extension methodologies

Y. Zhang, University of Petroleum, Beijing, PR China

13:50

Fracture Assessments of large-scale straight pipes and elbows allowing for constraint

M. Gintalis, Manchester University, (S)

14:10

Analysis of a catastrophic failure of a 57m span structural steelwork truss

W. Geary, HSL

14:30

Overview of the on-going R&D activities supporting the integration of residual stress consideration within the RSE-M/RCC-MRx appendixes devoted to Fracture Mechanics Assessment

S. Chapuloit, AREVA-NP

14:50

An Overview of Efforts to address key current structural integrity challenges in the UK Nuclear industry

D. Tanner, Bristol University

15:10

REFRESHMENTS

 

15:30

Risk Analysis on Subsea Christmas Tree Leakage

J. Luo, China University of Petroleum

15:50

Analysis of limit load for embedded flaws in pipeline girth welds

Part II: Development and validation of new FEA models

I. Hadley, TWI

16:10

Analysis of limit load for embedded flaws in pipeline girth welds

Part I: Review and validation of current procedures

I. Hadley, TWI

16:30

Integrity Assessment of gradient nano-structured and textured  surface of 2024 Aluminum alloy

H. Luo, Beihang University

     
 

SESSION 3

 

PM

Materials

 

13:30

Cruciform Tests

D. Liu, University of Bristol

13:50

Microstructure and mechanical properties of TIG welded GH625

Y. Gu, Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM),  Beijing, China

14:10

Development of a Classification System for the Micro-structural Evolution of Austenitic Stainless Steels

S. Bagnall, Metamet Consultants, Port Talbot

14:30

Surface Condition of 304L Stainless Steel and its Effects on Fatigue Life in PWR Environments

A. McLennan, Amec Foster Wheeler

14:50

Study of Fatigue Initiation of Austenitic Stainless Steel in a High Temperature Water Environment and in Air Using Blunt Notch CT Specimens

V Lovett, Amec Foster Whee;er

15:10

REFRESHMENTS

 

15:30

Investigation of wind turbine gearbox bearing surface and subsurface damages considering elasto-hydrodynamic lubrication

H. Long, Sheffield University

15:50

3D Experimental Observation of Notch Behaviour in Nuclear Graphite

M. Jordan, Oxford University (S)

16:10

White Etching Crack Initiation at Manganese Sulphide (MNS) inclusions in a wind turbine gearbox bearing

T. Bruce, Sheffield University

16:30

Structural Design Criteria for a Demonstration Fusion Reactor

M. Kalsey, UKAEA, Culham

     
 

SESSION 4

 

PM

Modelling

 

13:30

Mechanistic modelling and the Charpy impact test

R. Smith, University of Manchester

13:50

Neutron Diffraction Experiments to Identify Internal State Created by Forward Creep in Stainless Steel at 550 ºC

B. Chen, University of Manchester

14:10

Deformation Modelling and Lifetime Prediction for a Gas Turbine Blade Alloy under TMF Conditions

S Gr?tzner, Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

14:30

An experimental investigation on cyclic hardening behaviour of a low strength steel in very high cycle fatigue regime

M-L Zhu, East China University

14:50

Creep damage constitutive model for elasto-plastic behaviour of 2.25Cr1Mo steel

N Wang, East China University

15:10

REFRESHMENTS

 

15:30

Multi-scale characterisation and modelling of the deformation and fracture in nuclear graphite

D Liu, University of Bristol

 

INSPECTION

 

15:50

Risk based inspection, an opportunity for improvement

P Jackson, ABB Consulting

16:10

Neutrons for structure integrity applications

A Paradowska, ANSTO, Australia

16:30

Through-life management of NDT data

N. Swindells, Ferroday Ltd

17:00

Day 1 Finish

 

18:30

Poster Display and Exhibition Drinks Reception

 

21:30

Conference Dinner

 

 

Speaker - Prof Richard Clegg, Managing Director, Lloyds Register Foundation

· Lloyds Register Foundation and ESI

 

 

 

 

 

DAY TWO

 
 

SESSION 5

 

AM

Keynote Presentations 

Corresponding author

08:30

Development of Assessment Methodologies

Dr Peter Budden, EDF Energy

09:00

Offshore Monopile Windturbine Foundations: fatigue damage assessment and asset management

Dr David Knolwes, Atkins

09:30

Materials Issues Relation to SI in the AERO Industry

Prof Su Jun Wu. Beihang University

10:00

Why Fatigue is still a problem

Prof Phil Irving, Cranfield university

10:30

Challengers for Inspection and Monitoring

Prof Peter Cawley, Imperial College London

11:00

REFRESHMENTS

 

11:15

Recent Challenges for the HSE

Eddie Morland, HSL/HSE

11:45

Teaching of ESI - Is the Universities' approach fulfilling industry's needs?

Prof Helen Atkinson, University of Leicester

12:15

Lloyds Register Foundation SI Initiatives

Dr Jan Przydatek, Lloyds Register Foundation

12:45

Panel Discussion Chaired by Dr Brian Tomkins with Eddie Morland, Prof Helen Atkinson, Dr Jan Przydatek, Prof Shang-Tong Tu, Prof Rob Ritchie

13:15

LUNCH

 

     
 

SESSION 6

 

PM

Fracture Criteria                                                                                

 

14:00

Constraint difference could explain all the test specimen sizes observed for the fracture toughness (Jc) of a material in the ductile-to-brittle transition temperature region

T. Meshii, Fukui University

14:20

 Thoughts on ECAs, FE and Bi-Axial Loading

A. Cosham, Atkins

14:40

Determination of Fatigue Material Parameters  for Durability Assessments

B. Daniels, AMEC Foster Wheeler

15:00

Microstructure stress state evaluation of contact fatigue in gears

F. Farhad, Newcastle University (S)

15:20

Fatigue assessment of welded armour aluminium structure with computational and test techniques

C. Buyukbayram, FNSS Defence Systems, Turkey

15:40

Rapporteurs report - Best student paper and presentation - Best Poster

 

16:00

REFRESHMENTS and FINISH

 

 

 

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT CONTACT DETAILS:

Poul Gosney
ESIA12 Conference Organising Committee
FESI - UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity
Whittle House, 410 The Quadrant
Birchwood Park,
Warrington WA3 6FW, UK
Tel: 0044 (0)1925 377694
Alt Tel: 0044 (0)1925 377695
E: esia@fesi.org.uk