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Second International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading. March 23-26, 2009, Darmstadt, Germany

Despite increased efforts in and understanding of variable amplitude fatigue and fracture behaviour, associated

failure assessment procedures are now becoming more complicated, and so it is essential to review progress via a

forum that includes experimental researchers, theoreticians, industrial practitioners and academic experts. This 2009

conference, the second after the initial one 2002 in Tours / France, organized by SF2M and ASTM, will provide such

an interactive forum, which will discuss recent results of research studies, possible routes to solutions and above

all, link theory to practice and old approaches to new directions.





Programme UPDATED ON MARCH 20, 2009!


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Lists of participants




Companies and Institutes




Fraunhofer-Institut für Betriebsfestigkeit und Systemzuverlässigkeit LBF, Darmstadt, Germany

Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH, Darmstadt, Germany

MTS Systems GmbH, Berlin, Germany 

SincoTec Bauteil-Prüftechnik GmbH, Clausthal-Zellerfeld, Germany

Zwick GmbH & Co.KG, Ulm, Germany



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A written cancellation of the participation is possible until March 1, 2009. There will be a service charge of 100 EUR. In case of later cancellation, the full participation fee is payable. It is possible to send a substitute for the registered participant. 



Prof. C. M. Sonsino

Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durabilityand System Reliability LBF

Bartningstr. 47

64289 Darmstadt


Tel.: +49 (0)6151 705 244

Fax: +49 (0)6151 705 214



P. C. McKeighan, PhD
Exponent® - Failure Analysis Associates
185 Hansen Ct.
Suite 100
Wood Dale, IL 60191

Tel.: +1 630 274 3235
Fax: +1 630 274 3299
E-Mail: pmckeighan(at)



The conference is organized by the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM) together with the American Society for the Testing of Materials (ASTM).

The organizational headquarter is

German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM)
Mrs Kathrin Leers
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin, Germany
Tel: +49 (0)30 811 3066
Fax: +49 – 30 – 811 93 59