Components, assemblies and even entire systems are characterised by cyclic-oscillating, time-varying and often random load sequences that can lead to material fatigue and other damage mechanisms. The associated failures, downtimes or maintenance requirements are causes of high costs and damage consequences. Therefore, understanding the dependency of fatigue damage and random cyclic loading is a necessary prerequisite for the operationally durable dimensioning of components and structures.
Therefore, the goal of this conference, organized by the German Association for Materials Research and Testing (DVM), is to provide a platform to the international community for exchanging ideas and information about recent developments, new scientific approaches and industrial applications regarding variable amplitude fatigue of materials, components and structures. Started in 2002, the 2024 conference will be the fifth in a row and will continue to provide excellent opportunities for researchers and industrial representatives to discuss recent achievements and results of research studies, new approaches and state-of-the-art processes in different industries.
A. Esderts, S. Werdin, C. Bleicher
Chairmen of VAL5 International Conference