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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.

Join FESI or renew your membership here.



FESI & EMAS Publishing
are on the move!

With effect from 8 June 2015, our new address is:

FESI - UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity
Suite 201
Birchwood Park
401 Faraday Street

Tel: 0044 (0)1925 377694
Alt Tel: 0044 (0)1925 377695
Our email addresses remains the same: fesi@fesi.org.uk


Structural Integrity and Component Life Assessment - Post Experience Course

July 1-3 2015

Imperial College, London UKk

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This well established Advanced Fracture Mechanics Based Structural Integrity course is now ready to accept applicants. You can find the details and the registration process on the above site. Registration numbers are limited and applicants are advised to plan ahead and also book summer accommodation at reasonable prices in central London by taking advantage of the limited availability, in July, of the Imperial College Halls of Residence in South Kensington.


The link for accommodation booking is as follows http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/summeraccommodation we look forward to seeing you


Crack Initiation in Bearing Steels - 1 Day CPD Workshop

Postponed - tbc 1st June

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.


Residual Stress - Do We Know for Certain

24 June 2015

Queen's School of Engineering, University of Bristol

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There is substantive and ongoing work in the world-wide structural integrity community examining the effects of residual stresses on the behaviour of safety critical components, their fitness for purpose and assessments of their durability. The purpose of this workshop is to consider whether knowledge of the presence of residual stresses in an engineered component or structure is sufficiently well known. For example are the efforts required to obtain the magnitude and distribution of residual stresses for a wide variety of manufacturing techniques sufficiently warranted bearing in mind potential high levels of uncertainty? In a desire to stimulate discussion about understanding levels of certainty related to residual stresses we have drawn together a selection of speakers grouped around three topics; measurement, modelling and integrity assessment.

Who Should Attend
The workshop is relevant to practicing scientists and engineers, managers and all those engaged in addressing the measurement, modelling and application of residual stresses to underwrite the integrity of components and structures. The output from this workshop will be circulated to attendees, published in the FESI Bulletin and posted on our website at www.fesi.org.uk . All attendees will receive a CPD Certificate of Attendance




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