Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials (15-19 July 2019)
After the first successful edition in 2015, with the enthusiastic participation of more than 80 PhD students and young researchers from all over Europe, the second edition of the international Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composites will be held in Vicenza (Italy) from the 15 to the 19 of July 2019. The venue is the Department of Management and Engineering, campus of the University of Padova in Vicenza. The School has received the patronage of ESCM (the European Society for Composite Materials), AIAS (the Italian Society for Mechanical Design) and Assocompositi (the Italian Association of Composite Industries), IGF (the Italian Group of Fracture), and the TCN consortium.
The School aims at providing young scientists and engineers both from Academia and Industry with the unique opportunity to meet and learn from leading international experts about advances in the fatigue and damage mechanics of polymer-based composite materials.
Based on the experience and the feedback received after the first edition, the format will be improved with more tailored theoretical sections, hands-on activities and the presentation of industrial application cases provided by experts of leading worldwide companies. Particular attention will be always devoted to the understanding of damage mechanisms and the paths to incorporate them into predictive models.
During the five-day program, senior researchers and industry representatives will provide lectures on experimental techniques for damage investigations, damage evolution under fatigue, analytical and numerical modeling of damage, structural health monitoring and examples of design against damage in advanced industrial applications.
Lecturers from leading international research institutions and industries
Elif Ahci, Head of Blades & Rotor Analysis, Airbus Helicopters, Germany
Alberto Barroso, University of Sevilla, Spain
Yongxin Huang, Assistant Chief Engineer, Envision Energy, China
Thomas Kruse, Airframe - research and technology, Airbus Operations, Germany
Marino Quaresimin, University of Padova, Italy
Ramesh Talreja Texas A&M University, USA
Luca Vescovi, Automotive program manager, Dallara Automobili, Italy
Michele Zappalorto, University of Padova, Italy
The course is specifically designed for Ph.D. students, young researchers and industry engineers working in the field of composite materials, already in possess of a basic knowledge of the mechanics of composites.
Certificates will be issued on the basis of participation to the course and the evaluation of the final assessment will entitle Ph.D. students to 5 ECTS.
Short Course on Experimental Techniques and Testing (10-12 July 2019)
This short course aims at providing young scientists and engineers both from Academia and Industry with a comprehensive insight on testing methods for mechanical characterization and damage analysis of composite materials.
The course consists of three-day program with classroom lectures and practical testing sessions in laboratories.
The course can be thought of as either preparatory to the “Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials”, or as a stand-alone event for people interested in broadening their knowledge on the practical procedures for testing polymeric composites.
Marino Quaresimin, DTG-University of Padova
Michele Zappalorto, DTG-University of Padova
Paolo Andrea Carraro, DTG-University of Padova
Lucio Maragoni, DTG-University of Padova
Nicola De Rossi, DTG-University of Padova
The course is designed for Ph.D. students, young researchers and industry engineers working in the field of composite materials interested in broadening their knowledge of testing methods and procedures for polymeric composites.
School and Course coordinator
Professor Marino Quaresimin, DTG-University of Padova – Italy , Editor of Composites Science and Technology