Symposium on Structural Durability in Darmstadt
Since about one century, Darmstadt has been a centre of essential expertise in structural durability.
The institutions involved in both research and design, cover areas ranging from material science and mechanics of materials, to application in mechanical and civil engineering.
Test and measurement equipment, computational methods and design philosophies have been developed.
To illustrate the continuity of activities in this field several institutes and companies have grouped together to initiate the “Symposium on Structural Durability in Darmstadt”.
In the area of structural durability the main subjects in 2014 have been welded and bolted joints, effects of corrosion, thermomechanical and low cycle fatigue, lightweight design as well as fatigue testing.