Summer School - 25-26. August 2018


Following the previous editions in Trondheim and Catania, ECF summer school will be organized in Belgrade.

Two days event is mainly aimed for PhD students, young researchers, engineers etc.

Fee of 125 € before 20.6.2018 (150 € afterwards) includes lectures, refreshments and buffet lunch.

25.8.2018, Saturday
FME, room 211
Basics of experimental fracture mechanics, linear elastic and elastic-plastic crack growth John Landes
10:45-11:00 FME, 210 Coffee break
FME, room 211
Basics of experimental fracture mechanics, fatigue crack growth Francesco Iacoviello
12:45-14:00, FME, restaurant Lunch, transfer to the Laboratory
MTI, Zarkovo
Experimental work at the Laboratory John Landes, Francesco Iacoviello Blagoj Petrovski, Zijah Burzic
26.8.2018, Sunday
FME, room 211
Deformation and fracture of polymers and composites Bamber Blackman
11:00-11.30FME, 210 Coffee break
FME, room 211
Interface fracture mechanics Leslie Banks-Sills
12:45-13:45, FME, restaurant Lunch
FME, room 211
Interface fracture mechanics Leslie Banks-Sills
15:00-15:30 FME, 210 Coffee break
FME, amphitheater A
Route to the J-Integral and some of its applications - on the occasion of the 50th anniversary
James Rice

FME – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering; Kraljice Marije 16, Belgrade

MTI - Military-Technical Institute, Ratka Ristanovica 1, Zarkovo, Belgrade

ESIS Support for Researchers Announcement

John Landes, USA
Basics of experimental fracture mechanics, linear elastic and elastic-plastic crack growth
John Landes received his degrees at Lehigh University in Bethlehem where he studied with some of the pioneers in the field of fracture mechanics like George Irwin, Paul Paris and Bob Wei. He then joined Westinghouse Research Center in Pittsburgh, PA in a group working on fracture and fatigue topics for the power generation industry. There with colleague Jim Begley, he developed some of the basic ideas for nonlinear fracture mechanics such as using the J integral of Jim Rice as a fracture criterion. During that time he also worked on creep cracking parameters and statistical approaches to transition fracture. He also contributed to the writing of fracture test standards through ASTM and ISO. After 15 years at Westinghouse he became a professor at the University of Tennessee. There he continued his work on fracture mechanics often collaborating with Juan Donoso of UTFSM in Santiago Chile. Some of the new developments were related to fracture toughness test methods, including the use of normalization for crack growth measurement and common formats for redefining fracture parameters. After nearly 30 years at University of Tennessee he retired in 2014 but continues teaching at local community colleges.

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Francesco Iacoviello, Italy
Basics of experimental fracture mechanics, fatigue crack growth
Francesco Iacoviello is a Professor of metallurgy at the Universita di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, in Italy, since 2000. He is also the president of Italian Group of Fracture (IGF), the vice-president of ESIS (European Society of Structural Integrity) and the vice-president of the International Congress on Fracture. He earned a PhD in Metallurgy and Corrosion at the Ecole Centrale, Paris in 1997, after previously obtaining the degree in nuclear engineering at the University of Rome“La Sapienza”. Francesco Iacoviello’s work is mainly focused on material science, including mechanical properties of materials and their characterisation, as well as fatigue crack propagation and the investigation of mechanism related to hydrogen embrittlement and localized corrosion in stainless steels. He is the author of over 240 publications, including numerous journal articles, conference papers and the book titled “Materiali Metallici”. He has also participated in the organising of many national and international events (such as the ECF 21 in Sicily), and is a member of editorial boards for a number of scientific journals, including “Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures”, “Structural Integrity and Life” and “Procedia Structural Integrity”. In 2017, he was awarded the “Constantine Tipper” silver medal of the International Congress on Fracture.

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Bamber Blackman, UK
Deformation and fracture of polymers and composites
Bamber Blackman is a Reader in the Mechanics of Materials in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Imperial College London. His research interests include the fracture mechanics of structural adhesive joints and polymeric fibre-reinforced composite materials, including effects of mode-mix, test rate, service environment and structure-property relationships. He chaired the Structural Technology and Materials Group (STMG) of the IMechE (2008-2010) and is secretary to the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) Technical Committee TC4 on Polymers, Adhesives and Composites where he also leads the structural adhesives activities. From 2006-8 he chaired the Structural Adhesives Division of the Adhesion Society. He was awarded the Rolls-Royce prize in December 2001 and has published over 50 refereed research papers and book contributions and has presented his research widely at international conferences. He has served as Guest Editor to the International journal, Engineering Fracture Mechanics on three occasions. He is also the author of over 100 publications, including conference papers and journal articles.

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Leslie Banks-Sills, Israel
Interface fracture mechanics
Professor Leslie Banks-Sills holds the Diane and Arthur Belfer Chair of Mechanics and Biomechanics at Tel Aviv University since November 2006. She serves on the editorial boards of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, International Journal of Fracture, International Journal of Structural Integrity and Strain. She has consulted for various organiza–tions in Israel, as well as for NASA, regarding problems of fracture in structures. Professor Banks-Sills completed a B.A. degree in mathematics at Queens College of the City University of New York in 1965, an M.Sc. degree in engineering mechanics from the University of Michigan in 1973 and a Ph.D. degree in engineering from Harvard University in 1977. She is Director of the Dreszer Fracture Mechanics Laboratory at Tel Aviv University. She was a visiting scientist/professor at a number of institutions, including, among others, the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in the U.S., the Research Center in Karlsruhe, Germany and the prestigious Mary Shepard B. Upson Visiting Professorship at Cornell University. She received numerous rewards for her work: the Teaching Excellence Award in Mechanical Engineering and the Teaching Excellence Award, Faculty of Engineering, (Tel Aviv University, the Honorary Fellow of the International Congress of Fracture in 2005, the Hanin Prize from the Technion in Haif, etc. She is the recipient of the 2006 Honorary Membership to ESIS (European Society of Structural Integrity) for her outstan–ding original technical contributions to fracture mechanics and good service to the international fracture mechanics community. Her research interests include the use of analytical, numerical and experimental methods to treat various fracture problems which include homogeneous materials, bonds, interfaces and composites. She has participated in over 60 international conferences, and has published over 90 papers in international journals and edited the book Advances in Mathematical Modeling and Experimental Methods for Materials and Structures, The Jacob Aboudi Volume, Springer, The Netherlands (2010) with Dr. Rivka Gilat.

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