Retrospect SoSDiD 2011

May 26-27

The city of science Darmstadt has a long tradition in the field of fatigue and fracture analysis. The first fundamental studies on these topics date from the year 1927 and are associated with important scientists such as August Thum, Ernst Gaßner und Kurt Klöppel. Their expertise can be regarded as the fundament of the current knowledge and represents the basis for today’s durable design of structures.

To maintain these traditions and to continue the work in this field more than 100 experts from all over the world met in Darmstadt for two days to discuss the lectures dealing with structural durability: materials mechanics, variable amplitude loading, materials science and materials technology. Additionally an exhibition of leading manufacturers of testing equipment did inform about structural and materials testing systems.


The Instron Corporation and the Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH did present awards for outstanding workings on structural durability among Darmstadt’s young engineers and scientists.

K.-H. Haase, R. Thumser, O. Hertel, E. Herz, C. el Dsoki, A. Clüsserath


Conference hall at the MARITIM Hotel Darmstadt Conference dinner at the "Lichtenberghaus"