The objective of weight reduction for lightweight structures is explained by the motivation of reducing energy consumption in many industrial sectors and particularly transportation. In this context and because of their high specific properties, fiber reinforced composites as structural parts are expected to be one of the key-solutions. That explained an increasingly interest for their application in primary structures not only in the aircraft industry but also in general engineering and particularly in the energy sector. Although being already known for their good resistance in fatigue compared to metal materials, a better knowledge of their fatigue characteristics is needed to be extended to fully exploit their whole potential.
The theme of this conference will address the following (non-exhaustive) list of topics:
The event will take place on 25-27 March 2015, in Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris.