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Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue | TMF-Workshop

3rd International Workshop on Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue

April 27th – 29th 2016, Berlin, Germany

Thermo-mechanical testing

 Thermo-mechanical testing
 (schematic illustration)

Components in the Aerospace, Power and Automotive engineering sectors are frequently subjected to cyclic stresses induced by thermal fluctuations and mechanical loads. For the design of such components, reliable material property data are required which need to be acquired using well accepted and reproducible test procedures for thermo-mechanical fatigue (TMF) loading. Available materials TMF property data are limited so that there is a need for further TMF data generated by TMF testing. The TMF behaviour of materials is often desired to be simulated in models which describe the cyclic stress-strain behaviour, the fatigue life and the cyclic crack growth behaviour. There is a continuous need for the development and amendment of such models. Models can be validated by using materials in industrial applications which are subjected to TMF loading.

Numerous oral presentations will be held at the workshop. Selected workshop papers are intended to be published in a reviewed international journal.

It is also intended to hold a round table discussion about the present state of TMF testing standards (ISO and ASTM) and their potential for improvement. Contributions of workshop attendees are welcome. The output of the discussion will be forwarded to the standard committees.

The first TMF-Workshop was held at BAM in 2005 on the occasion of the development of a European Code of Practice for strain-controlled TMF testing. It brought together approx. 70 European and international experts. The 2nd TMF-Workshop was successful as well with approx. 100 international participants.

In the meantime, a Code of Practice for Force Controlled TMF testing was developed by a European group of experts. The paper was produced from 2012 to 2015, it will be presented and discussed on the 3rd International Workshop on Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue. It is intended to bring it to the attention of the international committee ISO TC 164 SC5, which is responsible for developing fatigue standards with the aim to initiate an ISO standard for Force Controlled Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue Testing.

The 3rd TMF-Workshop will continue an international exchange of knowledge and provides a forum to present and to discuss all recent developments in the field of thermo-mechanical fatigue.

Who should attend?

The workshop is aimed at engineers, scientists and technical staff of research institutes and industry who have an interest in the numerous aspects of thermo-mechanical fatigue.

The workshop language will be English. 






Organised by

Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing
Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing

European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS)
European Structural Integrity Society

High Temperature Mechanical Testing Committee (HTMTC)
High Temperature Mechanical Testing Committee

German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM)
German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM)


Sponsored by





Dr.-Ing. Hellmuth Klingelhöffer
Unter den Eichen 87
12205 Berlin
+49 30 8104 1501