Global fatigue expert in SA

06 February 2019 | Web Article Number: Global fatigue expert in SA

Metals & Alloys

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is bringing to South Africa Prof Adolf Hobbacher of the University of Applied Sciences, Wilhelmshaven, Germany and one of the world’s leading fatigue experts.

Prof Hobbacher has an extensive background in engineering as a designer, researcher and educator in matters concerning, in the main, chemical plant equipment, heavy machinery, pressure vessels/pipes and structural steel.

SAIW executive director Sean Blake said that while Hobbacher has broad and vast experience he is best known globally for his work on fatigue.

Global fatigue expert in SA

“His research activities are mainly on the fatigue of welded structures and he was instrumental in establishing the new fatigue design recommendations of the International Institute of Welding (IIW) through Commissions XIII: Fatigue of Welded Components and Structures and XV: Design, Analysis and Fabrication of Welded Structures,” Blake says.

The seminars, which will be held in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town will deal with brittle fracture fatigue; Interaction of brittle fracture and fatigue; imperfections; repair and improvement.

The seminars are intended for a wide audience including inspection and maintenance engineers/managers; NDT personnel and technicians; plant and system engineers; project managers; risk management professionals; mechanical and metallurgical engineers; international welding engineers (iwe’s); international welding technologists (iwt’s) and designers, structural engineers, consultancy engineers.

The cost is R2 990 including VAT per person and the dates are: Johannesburg 11 February at the Birchwood Hotel in Boksburg; Durban 12 February 2019 at the Master Builders Association Westville and Cape Town on 14 February 2019 at the SAIW offices in Milnerton.

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