Stress-Assisted Corrosion Damage V

An ECI Conference Series

July 15-20, 2018
Schloss Hernstein
Hernstein, Austria

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About This Conference

Overview:  Environmentally-Assisted Cracking (EAC) of engineering materials has been known for at least a half century.   The sensitivity of engineering alloys to environmental exposure is well known from an engineering perspective.  What is not known with certainty at this stage are the mechanisms of initiation and propagation by which the many manifestations of EAC occur.  This understanding is fundamental to the development of strategies for control and prediction of EAC failures and is of great importance to the failure communities.

While significant progress in our understanding of EAC has been achieved in recent years, important fundamental questions remain on both its initiation and propagation.  For instance, the questions “how does the environment influence the crack driving force,” and “why do ordinarily ductile materials fail in a brittle manner when exposed to certain environments” remain unanswered.

Our objective is to congregate a group of “skilled in the field” researchers in metallic materials for a workshop style that will endeavor to help clarify our current understanding of EAC and identify approaches to improve the current semi-quantitative understanding of the mechanisms.

The emphasis of the papers will be on:

  • systematic evaluation of the governing interacting parameters for crack initiation and propagation, including the roles of the local alloy microstructure, local crack morphology/branching, local environmental conditions within cracks and the local mechanical driving forces. • papers including experimental data for crack initiation and/or growth and those exploring unifying principles governing these time-static/cyclic stress dependent crack growth phenomena are particularly welcome;
  • new techniques for measuring crack initiation in aqueous environments;
  • the emphasis is on understanding and quantifying, rather than reporting the data of some material response;
  • all topics are to be at ambient temperatures.

Scope:  The scope of this symposium includes the fundamental understanding of EAC from the initiation stage to growth and final failure in engineering alloys.

Emphasis of papers will be on the systematic evaluation of mapping governing parameters, such as thresholds stress intensity factors, crack growth rates, and steady state behavior.  Papers dealing with unifying principles governing the time-stress dependent crack growth phenomena are particularly welcome.

Papers that are related to composite materials are discouraged.

Technical Topics:

  • Systematic variation of threshold KIscc and steady state (da/dt) in aqueous and gaseous environments
  • Role of damage under static load and fatigue loads in inert and in chemical envronments
  • Role of internal/external hydrogen on threshold K and crack growth
  • High resolution evaluation (ideally 3D) of Crack tip local conditions: mechanical driving-forces, alloy microstructure and environmemtal conditions
  • Modeling of the governing mechanisms-atomistic & continuum
  • The convergence of simulation and modeling with modern analytical tools

Conference Organization

Conference Chairs:

A.K. Vasudevan, ONR (retired)

Ronald M. Latanision, MIT/Exponent, Inc., USA

N. J. Henry Holroyd, Luxfer

Abstract Submission

One-page abstracts that include specific results and conclusions to allow a scientific assessment of a proposed oral presentation or poster are invited.

Oral and poster abstract deadline:      May 15, 2018

Abstracts should be submitted electronically at

https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/structuralmaterials/

The abstract template available at the above link must be followed for an abstract to be considered for presentation.

There will be poster awards for best poster submitted by graduate students.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at Schloss Hernstein Seminar Hotel. The hotel is situated in the wonderful Triestingtal valley, surrounded by pine forests and a carp lake. Guests can enjoy sauna, steam and fitness rooms, as well as a large indoor swimming pool. There are also several signposted routes for jogging on forest tracks starting at the hotel.

Brochure describing the history of Schloss Hernstein:          Part I                    Part II

Hernstein Castle is situated at the fringe of the Viennese Basin, in the stepped footland of the Styrian and Lower Austrian limestone alps. Its history goes back to medieval times: once the castle safeguarded the street to Berndorf Village and the valley before it. In former times the building comprised a housing unit and a chapel. It would have been very difficult to expand the building; therefore a new castle – the core of today´s castle – was built in the valley at the foot of the mountain where the old castle had been built.

After the Turkish wars this new building was expanded and in the 18th century it got a uniform facade. For a long time the castle was owned by the Habsburgs and was used as domicile by Archduke Leopold Ludwig. The renowned architect Theophil Hansen designed the castle.

Hernstein Castle is one of the largest seminar hotels in Austria and is only available to seminar participants. Therefore it ensures a tranquil atmosphere of learning and working. Hernstein Castle has 74 modern bedrooms. Room amenities include sky and satellite TV, a minibar, work desk, and wireless internet.

Address:  Seminarhotel Schloss Hernstein, Berndorfer Strasse 32, 2560 Hernstein. Telephone: +43-2633 472510

Weather                      Activities in Austria

Transportation

The Vienna International Airport (VIE) is about 60 km from Schloss Hernstein or about 1 hour by car.

Driving Directions

By Train:  The S-Bahn (Rapid Transit) is an easy, economical means of travel between the airport and the Vienna Main Train Station (Wien Hauptbahnhof).  Railjet leaves every 30 min. for this 15 min. ride.  You can then take a RailEurope train from Vienna to Leobersdorf and then a taxi to Hernstein. Be certain to print out the map and directions in case the taxi driver in Vienna is not familiar with the rural area where Schloss Hernstein is located.

Conference Fees and Registration

Conference Fees

All conference fees are inclusive. They include registration, accommodations (Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights), all meals drinks, and taxes from dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday. The hotel will bill Incidental fees (faxes, laundry, etc.) to your personal account.

ALL PARTICIPANTS (INCLUDING MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE AND INVITED SPEAKERS) ARE REQUIRED TO REGISTER.

The conference fees are:

Register on or before June 15, 2018 Register after

June 15, 2018

Participant (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional**) US $2,050.00 US $2,250.00
Participant (sharing a room with another participant) US $1,975.00 US $2,175.00
Bona fide Graduate Student (single occupancy or sharing room with a guest; guest fee additional**) (Those in this category must send proof of current status – copy of current Student ID can be faxed to 1-212-514-6030 or emailed to Kathy@engconfintl.org) US $1,575.00 US $1,775.00
**Fees for Guest/accompanying person sharing bedroom with single occupancy participant. (A guest badge will be issued and this fee Includes all conference meals and the excursion.) US $985.00 US $985.00
Guests may opt for bed and breakfast only; however, there are no partial meal packages and no local restaurants within walking distance. No badges will be issued.  Contact Kathy Chan for pricing.

If you plan to bring children to the conference, please contact ECI (Kathy@engconfintl.org) for pricing.

Conference Registration

You will need a login name and password to register for ECI conferences through our online system. If you have been a recent participant at an ECI conference or have submitted an online application or request for information about an ECI Conference, you may already have an account with us. If you know your login information, please use it.

If you are not certain if you already have a login and password, please click on automated password retrieval and enter your e-mail address before creating a new account. If we do not have a valid email address on file for you, a pop up window will appear stating that no records were located. Click “OK” and then follow the instructions to create a new account.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email Kathy Chan (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

Pre-and Post-Conference Reservations

If you are planning to arrive early (before July 15) or to stay after the conference (night of July 20, 21 or 21), you MUST make hotel reservations directly with the hotel.  Use the appropriate form on THIS PAGE to make your reservations.

If you have any questions or experience any difficulties, please email Kathy Chan (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

Special Notes for Payment

We suggest that you register as soon as possible to be certain that you will have a hotel room at the conference rate.  Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis and late registrants may be housed in a nearby hotel.

All participants are encouraged to register before June 15, 2018.  There is a discounted price for registering before this date.  Hotel space cannot be guaranteed for registrations received after this date.  Your registration is not officially confirmed until we receive payment of the amount due.  ECI reserves the right to cancel your room registration if payment is not received. Your invoice/receipt will automatically be e-mailed upon of receipt of your registration.  Should you need a signed receipt, please contact Kathy Chan (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

Because of contractual guarantees made with the hotel for room and meal functions, no shows, late arrivals, missed meals and early departures cannot receive fee adjustments.  If you have a disability and may require accommodation in order to participate fully in this conference, please indicate this when you register. An ECI representative will contact you to discuss your specific needs. If you have special dietary requirements (e.g., vegetarian or a food allergy), please make a note on your registration.  The chef needs to know this information in advance if we are to accommodate you. ECI will attempt to accommodate special requests such as Kosher or Halal meals, but such meals may not be available at all conference sites. The participant must pay any additional costs for special meal requests to ECI.

Payment must be made by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, and Amex), check or money order drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars, payable to ENGINEERING CONFERENCES INTERNATIONAL. Checks or money orders in any other currencies are NOT ACCEPTABLE.  Payment must be made on the web site except for those who are sending payment by wire transfer or have a purchase order from their company/institution.

WIRE TRANSFER PAYMENT: If you are planning to make payment by wire transfer, please contact ECI for the bank information. You must add $30 to cover ECI bank charges. Please reference your full name and the conference title.  Either fax a copy of your bank transfer papers to ECI (Fax: +1-212-514-6030) or email a scanned copy to kathy@engconfintl.org.  This is very important – otherwise it is extremely difficult to trace your payment and you may not receive a receipt prior to the conference.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation must be received by ECI in writing at least 28 days prior to the start of the conference in order for a full refund (less a processing fee) to be considered. The ECI auditors require that refunds for all conference cancellations be processed after the conference so that the necessary back-up information (e.g., hotel list of those in-house) can be attached to the refund request and ECI can verify that the hotel has not charged a cancellation fee.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellations received more than 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a processing fee of 4% of the total fee, plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 15 – 28 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $250 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • Cancellations received 8 – 14 days prior to the conference start date are subject to a $500 cancellation fee plus any direct expenses incurred by ECI.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 7 days prior to the conference start date.
  • No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather or travel disruptions/cancellations.

Registrations may be transferred without incurring any penalty or cancellation fee.

Denied or delayed visa

If a participant is forced to cancel due to a denied or delayed entry visa, ECI will issue a full refund if ECI has been notified of a potential visa issue at least four weeks prior to the conference start date.

Change of payment method

If an attendee who has already paid the conference fee with a credit card requests that the fee be refunded to that card so that it can be paid in a different manner (e.g., charged to an alternate credit card, or paid via check or bank transfer), a processing fee of 4% of the total fee amount will apply.

Disclaimer

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of ECI to alter the content and timing of the program or the identity of the speakers. In the unfortunate circumstance that an event is cancelled, ECI is not liable for any costs incurred by participants in connection with their attendance.

Smoking is prohibited at ECI conferences and conference functions.

Should you have specific questions regarding your registration, please contact Kathy Chan (Kathy@engconfintl.org).

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