Keynote Lectures

Keynote lectures


T. Ghidini (ESA, Netherlands) will address the fatigue assessment & qualification techniques for AM being developed at the European Space Agency


J.Y. Buffiere (Insa, Lyon) will address fatigue cracking from 3D defects


N. Shamsaei (Auburn University) will address ongoing challenges for addtive manufacturing of fatigue resistant materials

S. Sabbadini (Avio Aero, Italy) will address the properties and qualification of AM advanced materials for aeroengine


M. Hughes (Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery, UK) will describe material problems related to power generation components


M. Cova (Sacmi, Italy) will deal with the design and qualification of large cast iron structures



  • assessment of fatigue endurance taking material defects into account - predictive methods
  • computational tools for defective materials
  • mechanisms of crack formation and growth
  • competition between microstructural features and defects
  • statistical analysis of defects
  • component qualification and inspection
  • additive Manufacturing
  • defect mapping and novel NDE techniques
  • design standards and bestpractice