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Summer School on Fatigue and Damage Mechanics of Composite Materials
15 July 2019 - 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.