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6th international conference on fatigue of composite

France, Paris

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:

  • Fatigue damage mechanisms, initiation, evolution process and quantification
  • Durability and life-time prediction for structural composites. Durability including the effects of mechanical stresses, moisture and elevated temperature
  • Recent development in experimental methods to characterize fatigue damage in composites, damage detection, equipments and sensors, testing standardization
  • Health monitoring and non-destructive methods for fatigue damage detection

The event will take place on 25-27 March 2015, in Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris.