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TC2 ESIS on Micromechanisms
2. Objectives of TC
Investigation of micromechanisms of fracture and fatigue, organization of meetings (workshops) in European countries, preparation of special issues of Elsevier journals affiliated to ESIS, support of young scientists from eligible countries.
3. Achievement of objectives
As many as 11 TC2 ESIS workshops were already realized since the year 2006 when the Technical Committee TC2 was re-established under the leadership of Prof. Jaroslav Pokluda. In total, 3 special issues of Engineering Fracture Mechanics were produced by Guest-Editors, J. Pokluda, R. Pippan and T. J. Marrow based on the papers from TC2 ESIS workshops in Alexandroupolis, Brno, Berlin and Oxford.
4. Events and meetings
The last, 11th workshop of the TC2 ESIS was held in Brno, Czech Republic, 28th−29th June 2016. The meeting was organized by Prof. Jaroslav Pokluda, the Chairman of TC2, as a separate mini-symposium at the 8th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF8). The help of the Vice-Chairman of TC2, Prof. O. Kolednik (Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) and the Secretary of TC2, and Prof. T. J. Marrow (University of Oxford) was greatfully acknowledged. As many as 32 pre-registered abstracts were submitted and, eventually, 26 participants from 14 European countries arrived at the meeting. The program comprised 3 keynotes delivered by Prof. Stefano Beretta (Politechnico Milano), Prof. Andrey Shanyavsky (State Centre for Flight Safety, Moscow) and Prof. Ulrich Krupp (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück), 21 oral presentations and 2 posters. Finally, 18 papers of the workshop selected by the peer-review procedure were presented in the Chapter 5 of the MSMF8 Proceedings (Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 258, 2017). As usual, an active participation of preferentially young scientist from eligible countries was supported by TC2 ESIS funding resources by waiving the conference fee. The selection of the candidates was made by J. Pokluda, O. Kolednik and J. T. J. Marrow on the base of participants applications containing: (i) CV; (ii) identification number of the pre-registered contribution; (iii) declaration of citizenship and current affiliation confirmed by the employer (or the study statement confirmed by the educational authority); (iv) declaration of the ESIS membership approved by a relevant national ESIS authority (if applicable); (v) the reason why the support is necessary. The preference was given to candidates from countries with low gross domestic product, young scientists, ESIS members and attendees of previous TC2s. In this way, 12 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Iran, Italy and Finland were eventually supported.
The discussion related to the keynote delivered by A. Shanyavsky at the 11th TC2 ESIS workshop. The delegates enjoyed a very successful meeting with many interesting presentations and fruitful discussions. The next TC2 ESIS workshop will be organized by Prof. James Marrow in Oxford, September 7-8, 2017. In dependence on the number of registered participants, the production of special issue of one of the ESIS-affiliated journals will be considered.
in Brno, Czech Republic, 28th−29th June 2016
The 11th workshop of the re-established Technical Committee TC2 on Micromechanisms of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) was held, as a practically independent part of the 8th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF8), 2016 at the Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic, 28th−29th June 2016. The meeting was organized by the Chairman of TC2, Jaroslav Pokluda with the help of the Vice-Chairman of TC2, Otmar Kolednik (Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Secretary of TC2, James Marrow (University of Oxford).
There were 30 pre-registered abstracts and, eventually, 26 participants from 14 European countries arrived at the meeting. The program comprised 3 keynotes delivered by Prof. Stefano Beretta (Politechnico Milano), Prof. Andrey Shanyavskiy (State Centre for Flight Safety, Moscow) and Prof. Ulrich Krupp (University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück), 21 oral presentations and 2 posters. 18 papers of the workshop selected by the peer-review procedure were presented as the Chapter 5 of the MSMF8 Proceedings (Solid State Phenomena, Vol. 258, 2017).
As usual, an active participation of preferentially young scientist from eligible countries was supported by TC2 ESIS funding resources by waiving the conference fee. The selection of the candidates was be made by Prof. J. Pokluda and Prof. O. Kolednik on the base of participants applications containing: (i) CV; (ii) identification number of the pre-registered contribution at the 11th TC2 workshop; (iii) declaration of citizenship and current affiliation confirmed by the employer (or the study statement confirmed by the educational authority); (iv) declaration of the ESIS membership approved by a relevant national ESIS authority (if applicable); (v) the reason why the support is necessary. The preference was given to candidates from countries with low gross domestic product, young scientists, ESIS members and attendees of previous TC2s. In this way, 12 participants from Ukraine, Russia, Czech Republic, Iran, Italy and Finland were supported in the end.
The delegates enjoyed a very successful meeting with many interesting presentations and fruitful discussions. The next TC2 ESIS workshop will be organized by Prof. T. J. Marrow in Oxford, September 7-8, 2017. Based on the number of registered participants, the production of special issue of one of the ESIS-associated journals will be considered.
in Leoben, Austria, 13th−14th April 2015
Report on ESIS TC2/FESI Meeting: Oxford 2-3 April 2012 (T.J. Marrow)
The anniversary 10th meeting of the re-established Technical Committee TC2 on Micromechanisms of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) was held 13th−14th April 2015 at the Montanuniversität Leoben, Austria. The meeting was organized by the Vice-Chairman of TC2, Otmar Kolednik (Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences), with the help of the Chairman of TC2, Jaroslav Pokluda (Brno University of Technology), and the Secretary of TC2, James Marrow (University of Oxford).
All of the 55 pre-registered participants from 12 European countries arrived at the meeting; most participants came from the Czech Republic (15), Austria (11), Germany (7), and Russia (5). Approximately 20 additional scientists working in Leoben attended single sessions of the conference. The program of the meeting was very dense, comprising 37 oral lectures and one invited keynote lecture.
The meeting was opened by the Chancellor of the Montanuniversität Leoben, Wilfried Eichlseder. Subsequently, Reinhard Pippan gave a short survey of the scientific work at Erich Schmid Institute, the host institute of the meeting. The scientific program started with two sessions in the area of fatigue, chaired by Reinhard Pippan and Jaroslav Polak (Institute of Physics of Materials, Brno). A session on modeling and new materials was chaired by James Marrow, followed by a session on nano-sized materials & atomistic modelling, chaired by Stan Veprek. On Monday evening, the discussions were continued during a nice conference dinner in the traditional Arkadenhof brewery restaurant.
The program on Tuesday started with the invited keynote lecture, which was given by Stan Veprek (Technical University of Munich) on the mechanisms of plastic deformation and hardness enhancement in superhard nano-composites. The two following sessions dealt with micromechanisms of fracture in ceramic materials; these sessions were chaired by Jaroslav Pokluda and Michal Kotoul (Brno University of Technology). A session on metal fracture was chaired by Solveig Melin (Lund University), and the final session on welds & dynamic fracture was chaired by Andrey Shanyavskiy (State Center for Civil Aviation Flight Safety, Moscow).
In total, the delegates enjoyed a very successful meeting on the micro- and nano-mechanisms of fatigue and fracture with many interesting presentations and fruitful discussions. Jaroslav Pokluda, who has re-established TC2 after a long dormant period, announced that the next TC2-meeting will be held in June 1016, in form of a special session of the 8th International Conference on Materials Structure & Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF8) in Brno.
Report on ESIS TC2/FESI Meeting: Oxford 2-3 April 2012 (T.J. Marrow)
The 8th meeting of the ESIS TC2 technical committee on Micromechanisms was held at Mansfield College, Oxford University, UK on 2nd-3rd April 2012, in collaboration with the UK Forum for Engineering Structural Integrity (FESI). Over 50 delegates attended: from the UK, Czech Republic, Austria, Slovenia, Germany, France and the Netherlands, with 9 delegates partially supported by ESIS bursaries for young scientists. The organising chairs were James Marrow (University of Oxford) and JaroslavPokluda (Brno University of Technology). There were 24 oral presentations and a poster session with over 10 contributions. The meeting sessions, spread over the two days in a continuous programme, were:Microstructure and Plasticity; Fatigue; Fracture and Constraint; and Ceramics and Composites, and were chaired by JaroslavPokluda, Peter Flewitt (University of Bristol), Alan Cocks (University of Oxford), David Smith (University of Bristol) and James Marrow.
The topics discussed covered a broad range, with some common themes addressed by several presentations: these included; modelling and measurement of critical shear stress for plastic deformation; the heterogeneous deformation of polycrystalline grain assemblages responsible for intergranular cracking; the role of constraint and residual stresses on crack tip deformation in fatigue; the influence of microstructural evolution on damage mechanisms and fracture property modelling of heterogeneous microstructures.
The delegates enjoyed a walking tour of Oxford’s historical architecture prior to the meeting, and a very convivial candle-lit dinner in the oak-panelled Mansfield College hall; a number of international collaborations may have been sparked off by the event. A special issue of the ESIS affiliated journal, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, is planned for publication in 2013, and will contain papers from the meeting. A delegate list, extended abstracts of all contributions, copies of the majority of the presentations and some photographs of the event are available from the meeting website
Thanks to all those who contributed to a very successful and enjoyable meeting.
Photo: Petr Šesták (Brno University of Technology)
The 7th Meeting of the TC2 on Micromechanisms of the European Structural Integrity Society, ESIS, http://www.esisweb.org/ will be held on
Thursday, November 24, and Friday, November 25, 2011
at the Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing http://www.bam.de/ Berlin, Germany.
The topic of the meeting is meant to be broad and covers all aspects of the effects of micromechanisms on fatigue and fracture. Experimental and computational studies are welcome. Also reports of current investigations can be presented. It is expected that, on the basis of contributions presented at this workshop and the next one in Oxford, 2012, special issues of Int. J. Fatigue and Engng. Fract. Mechanics will appear in 2013 at the latest.
All presentations will be oral presentations; there will be no parallel sessions. The time allocated for each presentation will be fixed after the whole program of the meeting is known. The number of participants is limited to 60.
31th March, 2011: Declaration of interest in the meeting/presentation title
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TC2 UPDATE 2010
Minutes of the TC2 ESIS meeting
Brno, June 29, 2010
Present: Prof. J. Pokluda (CZ), Prof. I. Dlouh (CZ), Dr. B. Fedelich (GE), Prof. J. Janovec (SVK), Dr. V. Kozhusko (AT), Prof. J. Marrow (UK), Dr. K. Slamecka (CZ).
1) TC2 – State of the Art
2) ESIS/Elsevier agreement
3) Special issues and other future outputs
4) Next TC2 meetings
TC2 - State of the Art
TC2 is one of the best working TC´s in the frame of ESIS. There are regular meetings and workshops each year. Two special issues of Engineering Fracture Mechanics (August 2008 and January 2010) devoted to TC2 were published.
According to information received from Prof. Stefano Beretta, the Elsevier support for ESIS will be substantially reduced in the next years. The only think actually remaining unchanged is 5000 Euro for each special issue published in selected Elsevier journals. This means that additional financial resources should be searched for. Nevertheless, the ESIS/Elsevier agreement should be re-considered or a new, more favourable, Publishing House should be found.
Special issues and other future outputs
A general agreement was met in the decision that further production of special issues or STP´s will be suspended until the receipt of 4 000 Euro as a part of 10 000 Euro ESIS income from Elsevier for two special issues. This amount was promised to the TC2 chairman from the ESIS ExCo in order to enable a support for young scientists to participate at TC2 workshops. The guest editorial is too hard work to be done without a clear background and an appropriate support from ESIS.
Next TC2 meetings
The next meeting will be held during the ECF18 in Dresden in August 2010. Dr. Fedelich promised to organize a TC2 workshop in Berlin next year. Prof. Marrow will consider an arrangement of a TC2 workshop in Oxford, UK, in 2012.
TC2 UPDATE 2009
Minutes of the TC2 ESIS meeting
Leoben, April 20, 2009
Present: Prof. J. Pokluda (CZ), Prof. O. Kolednik (AT), Prof. R. Pippan (AT), Prof. M. Kotoul (CZ), Prof. S. Melin (SE), Prof. R. Goldstein (RU), Dr. K. Slamecka (CZ), Dr. M. Sauzay (FR), Dr. P. Köster (GE), Dr. J. Predan (SL), Dr. H. Grünbichler (AT), Prof. M. Starostenkov (RU), Dipl.-Ing. B. Gludovatz AT), Dipl.-Ing. S. Wurster (AT), Dipl.-Ing. A. Hohenwarter (A), Dr. M. Rakin (SB), Dr. W. Daves (AT), Dr. B. Schönbauer (AT), Dr. H. Knobbe (GE), Prof. A. Shanyavskiy (RU), Dr. H.-P. Gänser (AT), Dipl.-Ing. S. Endler (AT), Dipl.-Ing. R. Schöngrundner (AT), Dr. R. Bermejo (AT), Prof. N. Gubeljak (SL), Dipl.-Ing. Marianne Kapp (AT), Dipl.-Ing. Ingmar Roth (GE).
The TC2 meeting was held as a part of the workshop on Micromechanisms in Fracture and Fatigue, organized by Prof. O. Kolednik and Prof. J. Pokluda in Leoben, April 20-21, 2009. During the workshop 25 oral presentations were given by participants from 7 European countries. The Book of Abstracts was available for all attendants.
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1) TC2 – State of the Art
2) Special issues and other future outputs
3) Next TC2 meetings
Ad 1) TC2- State of the Art
This was the third meeting of the re-established TC2, after its first meeting in Alexandroupolis in August 2006. Since that time, a well established group of scientists all over Europe regularly participated in the TC2 meetings. There is already nice and visible scientific output from the TC2 work, for example the special issue of Engng. Fract. Mechanics devoted to the TC2 meetings at ECF16 and MSMF 5 edited by J. Pokluda and R. Pippan. The participants of the meeting in Leoben decided to keep the practice to organize TC2 meetings at least once per year, either during eligible scientific conferences or in a more free way like that in Leoben.
Ad 2) Special issues and other future outputs
At the moment, there are three further special issues that are prepared as output from the ECF17 conference. One of them, under the guest-editorship of J. Pokluda, will again appear in Engng. Fract. Mechanics. This issue will contain selected papers based in particular on contributions presented at the TC2 section of ECF17. It seems to be worthwhile to continue these activities. There is another favorable aspect of such a work: A not negligible amount of money that we were promised to receive from ESIS executive to promote the TC2 activities. We have already received a reasonable support to enable people from developing countries to participate in the TC2 section at ECF17 in Brno.
Another activity should be associated with the application of international projects in the frame of European scientific programs. Many European programs are focused on the support of fracture research in Ukraine and Russia so that the TC2 members should think about that kind of activities for the future.
Ad 3) Next TC2 meetings
The participants agreed that the next meetings of TC2 will be held in Brno, June 2010 and in Dresden, September 2010. The first meeting will be associated with the 6th Int. Conference on Materials Structure and Micromechanics of Fracture (MSMF6). The second meeting will be related to the ECF18 conference. The longer-term plans for the year 2011 will be discussed in Brno next year.
Ad 4) Discussion
Prof. O. Kolednik proposed to work-out a list of TC2 members and other sympathizers. This will be done in collaboration with J. Pokluda. An establishment of the official TC2 ESIS website will also be considered for the future. A proposal of performing Round-Robin tests within the TC2 was raised by Prof. R. Goldstein. Several discussants assumed that this would be rather complicated and not very realistic due to a possible lack of a common motivation and available funds.
TC2 UPDATE 2008
Next TC2 meetings will take place in Brno during the 17th European Conference on Fracture, September 2-5, 2008, and in Leoben, March-April 2009. The deadline for a submission of papers for the meeting in Brno has already passed. However, the call for papers for the Leoben meeting will be announced only in autumn 2008. All potential participants are cordially invited.
April 14, 2008
Chairman, TC2 ESIS
TC2 UPDATE 2007
MINUTES OF THE FIRST MEETING OF RECONSTRUCTED TC2, ALEXANDROUPOLIS, JULY 4, 2006
Present: Prof. Jaroslav Pokluda (CZ), Prof. Reinhard Pippan (A), Prof. A. Shaniavskiy (RU), Prof. Otmar Kolednik (A), Dr. Yannick Champion (F), Dr. Alexander Hartmaier (D),
Dr. James Marrow (UK), Dr. Ivo Dlouhy (CZ).
Excused absence: Prof. Hans-Jürgen Christ (D).
Guest: Prof. Stefano Beretta (ESIS executive).
1) State of the Art of TC2 ESIS.
2) Reactivation and reconstruction of TC2.
3) Discussion concerning purpose, efficiency and outputs of TC2 meetings.
4) TC2 meetings in the future.
Ad 1) + 2):
Prof. Pokluda presented some suggestions concerning the future work of TC2. The members should meat at least once in a year at seminars devoted to micromechanisms in Fracture and Fatigue. The meetings should be organized by TC2 members in various European countries. All future ECF conferences are to be considered to be natural venues of TC2 meetings. Special issues of Int. J. Fract., Engng. Fract. Mechanics and Engng. Fail. Analysis could appear as proceedings of individual meetings. The first meeting should be related to the MSMF 5 conference in Brno, June 27.-29, 2007.
Ad 3) + 4):
(i) The TC2 was successfully re-established (chairman Prof. J. Pokluda).
(ii) The next meetings of TC2 will be held in Brno (June 2007), Leoben (spring 2008) and again in Brno (ECF 17, September 2008). The organizers will attempt to produce special issues of IJF, EFM or EFA devoted to TC2 meetings.
The re-establishment of TC2 was officially confirmed at the ESIS council meeting in Alexandroupolis, July 5, 2006.
Minutes of the TC meeting in Alexandroupolis