Fracture Mechanics & Failure Assessments_trueventus


Published on

This Training Program will cover fatigue and fracture principles and provide an understanding of failure assessments. Delegates will be exposed to methodologies, techniques and tools in the study and prediction process.

1 Like
  • Be the first to comment

No Downloads
Total views
On SlideShare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide

Fracture Mechanics & Failure Assessments_trueventus

  1. 1. 1 Metal fatigue causes a wide majority of structural failures and accidents in ALL industries. In aerospace for instance, the number is said to be a whopping 90%. Fracture Mechanics is an indispensable tool we have, to minimize the occurrence of failures in components that can result in great loss of life or at the very least will necessitate often expensive repairs. Loss of profits or erosion of national defense postures will also be the result of inadequate attention to metal fatigue dangers. Fracture Mechanics pervades all aspects of material procurement, product design, development, manufacture, assembly, usage, quality assurance and maintenance. The use of Fracture Mechanics and Failure Assessment techniques to assess performance, reliability and to prevent or minimize potential failureshasbeenontheriseinvariousindustries.Incorrectmanufacturing processes and inadequate attention to prevent corrosion and fatigue can affect the reliability and performance of materials and structures. Early understanding and detection of flaws or cracks and the understanding of the tolerance of components and materials enables early understanding and assessment of reliability and overall integrity of materials that ultimately reduce crucial failures. WHY YOU CANNOT MISS THIS EVENT This Training Program will cover fatigue and fracture principles and provide an understanding of failure assessments. Delegates will be exposed to methodologies, techniques and tools in the study and prediction process. Quality training programs on Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue concepts are rare, especially in Asia.An added bonus is the hands-on tutorials aided by the instructor.Product failures can kill people and cause huge expensive losses. You should be armed with the latest concepts in Fracture Mechanics and Damage Tolerance to be able to better protect your structures and equipment from the unrelenting attack by metal fatigue. You will learn these concepts from an experienced and dynamic leader in the field of Fatigue and Damage Tolerance. This course is for Engineers involved in materials, design, mechanics, structures, reliability, pipeline well as those involved in the testing and fabrication side covering various industries like aviation, oil & gas, utilities, etc. Fracture Mechanics & Failure Assessments TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS CLIENTS “Sam is an excellent instructor. Every question we asked was thoroughly answered.” Engineer, US Navy “The instructor’s passion for the topic of Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics is contagious. I learned a lot from this course.” FAA Inspector “The handout materials and the worksheets of exercises we completed in the classroom will be very valuable in my job.” AIROD Quality Assurance Specialist “Fatigue is a very important yet complex topic. Sam made it look simple with clever analogies and focused presentation skills.” Engineer, NASA Follow on us 24 -25 January 2011 / Parkroyal Hotel , Kuala Lumpur Understanding key principles of Fracture Mechanics and Early Failure Detection KEY BENEFITS OF ATTENDING • The Training will provide a powerful, fundamental understanding of FATIGUE. • Hands-on Tutorial exercises to solve a number of practical examples in Fracture Mechanics. • You will learn how to design and operate safer equipment in structures. • Organization will save significant amounts of money by way of minimization of structural failures, avoidance of product liability lawsuits, etc. • Products will enjoy a longer operational life with course content covering the design, build and utilize the components and assemblies with greater resistance to fatigue. Book and Pay by 30 Nov 2010 - USD 1495
  2. 2. 2 Register Now T: +603-2711 0701 F: +603-2711 0703 E: Sam Kantimathi is based in California. His speciality is in metal fatigue, fracture mechanics, damage tolerance analysis. Prior to founding his company, Sam held senior engineering positions at AeroStructures, Inc and Beech Aircraft Corporation, where he completed fatigue and fracture mechanics substantiation of Beechject400, Commuter Model 1900 and the King Air. At AeroStructures his responsibilities included fatigue and fracture mechanic evaluations of helicopter and fixed wing aircraft structures. He developed and installed a fatigue crack initiation tracking program for the F-4S fleet in the US Navy. It was the first sequence-accountable scheme employed by the Naval Air Development Center for its quarterly “Structural Appraisal of Fatigue Effects” (SAFE) reports. RecentlyhehasconductedcoursesforPrincetonUniversity and numerous organizations including Boeing Company, Northwest Airlines, FAA, Singapore Airlines and US Navy, and dozens of companies in five continents. For 4 recent years, he was the sole instructor in his workshop at George Washington University entitled “Minimizing the Danger of Fatigue in Metals and Composites.” He also prepares and executes a phenomenally successful course for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) called “Fracture Mechanics - Aerospace Applications” and also one on Advanced Fracture Mechanics. AIAA added his course entitled “Aerospace Structural Accidents” to its course offerings in 1995. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in design methods, fatigue, wear, fracture and materials. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA and serves on committee E08 on fatigue and fracture of American Society for Testing and Materials, (ASTM). He belongs to ASM International. He is also affiliated with American Society for Training and Development, American Defense Preparedness Association, and American Helicopter Society. Sam Kantimathi earned a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology and a MS Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wichita State University. Lockheed Martin, MOOG and LORD Corporation are among the companies that have utilized Sam’s consulting. About Your Course Leader WHO SHOULD ATTEND Professionals who work with mechanical design, mechanics and structures as well as those involved in testing and equipment fabrication. • Design engineers • R&D Professionals • Failure Analyst • Reliability Specialist • Materials Engineers • Scientists • Quality Assurance Professionals • Structural Engineers • Aircraft Engineers • Airworthiness Officials • Metallurgists • Safety Inspectors • Manufacturing engineers • Testing Engineers • Fabrication Specialist PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 0830 Registration and coffee 0900 Morning session begins 1030 Morning networking break 1300 Networking luncheon 1400 Afternoon session begins 1530 Afternoon networking break 1730 Course concludes Fracture Mechanics & Failure Assessments Book and Pay by 30 Nov 2010 - USD 1495
  3. 3. 3 Session One Introduction to Fatigue · What is Fatigue? · Everything cracks! 170 years of Metal Fatigue. And counting. We will take a detailed look into some high-profile accidents due to metal fatigue from the past two centuries. We will discuss the lessons learned. Session Two Identifying Fatigue · How to identify Fatigue failures, Beach marks, Striations · Microfractography, Macrofractography: Qualitative inferences and quantitative predictions using fractographic information. · Pitfalls to avoid while examining components which faked due to metal fatigue · Scanning Electron Microscope · Transmission Electron Microscope Session Three Strategies to Combat Fatigue · Safe Life: The dependency on safety factors and the various considerations leading to the determination of safety factors. · Deficiencies in the approach and how to conduct a proper testing program to help determine safety factors. · Fail-Safe: Multiple load paths, crack arrest. How this methodology seeks to overcome the deficiencies of classical safe life paradigms. · The relative merits and demerits of integral vs non integral stiffeners. · The need for judicious inspection schemes. An example of the crack arrest feature. · Pictorial representation of how the crack arrest potential can be further enhanced. · Damage tolerance, fitness of purpose · A refinement of the fail-safe paradigms. - How to make your structure and components more damage tolerant. - The effect of load spectrum. A demonstration of how load interaction effects, in particular load sequencing, affect the fatigue life. - Clipping and truncation of fatigue load spectra and their effects on fatigue life predictions and establishment of inspection intervals. Session Four Crack Initiation and Crack Propagation · SN curves - The myth of endurance limit - Different criteria for what constitutes a failure - Fatigue strengths corresponding to various failure criteria · Cumulative damage, Miner’s Rule? - The dangers emanating from an over-reliance on the Palmgren-Miner Cumulative Damage Hypothesis. - The alternatives · Fatigue life estimates - A demonstration of how the assumptions made would influence the life prediction. - Surface finish influences - Size effects - The important influence of local notches and the stress concentrations - Lognormal distribution of fatigue lives and how to apply those concepts to modifying the SN curves - Notch sensitivity - Reliability and Weibull example Session Five Fracture Mechanics · Stress intensity factor: The development of this vital parameter. Modes I, II and III cracking. · Beta factor determination: Various tools at our disposal including finite element methods · Fracture toughness: Dependence on thickness, temperature, rate of load application, and grain orientation in structural parts · Crack growth equations: How these equations are developed and applied. Experimental determination of crack growth parameters · Corrosion contributions, SCC · Example problems on residual strength, critical crack size Session Six Testing and Inspection · ASTM standardized tests - ASTM E-399 - ASTM E-647 · Ultrasonic, eddy current, x-ray, fluorescent dye penetrant, visual NDI techniques · Reliability of NDI: Probability of Detection, POD curves for different inspection methodologies · Dynamic effects, design of rollbar in trucks. Session Seven Classroom Hands-on Tutorials (please bring a scientific calculator) · Back calculation of fatigue life from broken components · Relative importance of fracture toughness, KIc, da/dN, initial quality, holes, corrosion, high and low temperatures · Crack growth life · Establishment of inspection intervals Session Eight Case studies in Fatigue Education and Minimization of Fatigue Failures. · Meticulously selected case histories involving actual metal fatigue incidents - Power and Communication sector - Automobiles - Aircraft and Missiles - Oil & Gas: Pipelines, refineries and Storage Tanks Session Nine Ageing Aircraft Issues · Continued Airworthiness: Evaluating, assessment and testing for continued airworthiness in ageing aircrafts · Multisite damage and widespread fatigue damage · Zero-timing · Cold expansion of holes Session Ten Review and Conclusions · Review of the studies and findings over both days. · Question and answer sessions · Specific areas of concern can be discussed with group interactive sessions DAY 1 & 2 Register Now T: +603-2711 0701 F: +603-2711 0703 E: Book and Pay by 30 Nov 2010 - USD 1495
  4. 4. 4 REGISTER NOW Dillon Yong Tel: +603-2711 0701 Fax: +603-2711 0703 Email: EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES Limited packages are available. For further details, contact Aravind Menon +603-2711 0701 TERMS & CONDITIONS 1. The course fee is inclusive of the event proceedings, materials, refreshments and lunch 2. Upon receipt of the completed registration form, invoice will be issue. Trueventus request that all payments be made within 5 working days of the invoice being issued. Full payment must be received prior to the event. Only delegates that have made full payment will be admitted to the event. 3. Substitution & cancellations policy. Should the registered delegate unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge. Written notifications of all substitutions is required 5 working days prior to the event. Trueventus contracts carry 100% full liability upon receipt of registration. Non payment does not constitute cancellation. A 50% of cancellation fee will be charged under the terms outlined below: Due to limited event seats, Trueventus agrees to reserve the seat for the client upon issuance of invoice. Upon signing of this contract, client agrees that in any case of dispute or cancellation of this contract Trueventus will not be able to mitigate its losses for any less than 50% of the total contract value. If a client does not attend the event without written notification at least 5 working days prior to the event date, he/she will be deemed as no show. Trueventus does not provide refunds for cancellations. When any cancellations are notified in writing to Trueventus 5 working days prior to the event, a credit voucher will be issued for use in future Trueventus events. 4. Trueventus will at all times seek to ensure that all efforts are made to adhere to meet the advertised package, however we reserve the right to postpone,cancel or move a venue without penalty or refunds. Trueventus is not liable for any losses or damages as a result of substitution, alteration, postponement or cancellation of speakers and / or topics and / or venue and / or the event dates. If force majeure were to occur Trueventus accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss or damage caused by events beyond their control, including, but not restricted to strikes, war, civil unrest, flight delays, fire flood, or any adverse weather conditions. 5. Upon receiving this signed booking form, you the client herby consent to Trueventus to keep your details for the use of future marketing activities carried out by Trueventus and third party organisations & partners. 6. Copyright and Intellectual Property. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form in connection to this event is prohibited without prior written consent by Trueventus. 7. Client hereby agrees that he/she exclusively authorizes Trueventus charge the credit card with details listed above for the amount provided herein; this registration form serves as a contract that is valid, binding and enforceable. He/she at any time will have no basis to claim that the payments required under this Contract are unauthorized, improper, disputed or in any way. 1 COMPANY DETAILS Name Industry Address Postcode Country Tel Fax ATTENDEE DETAILS 1 Name Job Title Tel Email 2 Name Job Title Tel Email 3 Name Job Title Tel Email 4 Name Job Title Tel Email 5 Name Job Title Tel Email APPROVAL NB: Signatory must be authorised on behalf of contracting organisation. Name Job Title Email Tel Fax Authorising Signature COURSE FEES □ Kuala Lumpur Book and Pay by 30 Nov, USD 1495 per delegate Full Price USD 1995 per delegate All options inclusive of delegate pack, luncheon and refreshments. PAYMENT DETAILS Payment is due in 5 working days. By Signing and returning this form, you are accepting our terms and conditions. Please debit my: □ VISA □ MasterCard Card Number □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ □□□□ Security Code □□□□ Card Issuing Bank: Cardholders Name Card Issuing Country: Expiry Date / / Cardholders Signature 24 - 25 January 2011 | Parkroyal Hotel, Kuala Lumpur - EN 04 Fracture Mechanics & Failure Assessments Book and Pay by 30 Nov 2010 - USD 1495