Following the successful symposia in Trondheim in 2011, in Paris in 2014 and in Lecco in 2017 we wish to announce the 

4th International Symposium on Fatigue Design and Material Defects 

from May 26–28 2020 in Potsdam.

Material defects such as non-metallic inclusions, pores, micro-shrinkages etc. play a crucial role in fatigue crack initiation and propagation which in turn has significant consequences for structural integrity in terms of lifetime, fatigue strength and other characteristics of cyclically loaded components.

The main objectives of the symposium are to improve the understanding of the mechanisms and the impact of defects on structural integrity, and to work out measures to improve the fatigue properties of materials and components.

To that purpose presentations are welcome which address the according topics.

Further Information to this congress will follow soon. 

For more information please visit the website.