The Indian Structural Integrity Society (InSIS) unites researchers and practicing specialists across the spectrum to disseminate their research work, and collaborate in the broad area of structural integrity. SICE 2020 envisions both researchers and practitioners from various disciplines that are aligned with structural integrity. This together with the theme-related Expo and the Conference Technical Program are intended to provide a unique networking opportunity to Structural Integrity professionals from around the world .

Like many countries around the world, India is also victim of the COVID19 pandemic, especially Mumbai. Therefore, in the interest of all our speakers, participants and organizers, SICE 2020 in consultation with InSIS has decided to conduct an e-Conference in December 2020. The physical meeting of SICE with take place in the future, when the situation is conducive. SICE 2020 provides a unique forum for researchers and practicing specialists to share their research work in the broad inter-disciplinary field of Structural Integrity. The organizers of SICE 2020 invite contributions, in the form of e-presentations and e-posters, combined with proceedings papers, related to both fundamental and applied research. We strongly encourage industry to participate and share their work. The e-conference intends to provide an alternative way to learn from experts, share and get feedback on your research.

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: September 15th 2020 (Complete)
  • Notification of abstract acceptance: October 05th 2020 (In progress)
  • Full Paper submission deadline: October 31th 2020
  • Conference registration (Early Bird): Nov 1st 2020
  • Notification of full paper acceptance: November 30th 2020.

A few selected papers will be published with Springer in form of a book. The selection will be done based on a review process.

Webinar on Advances in Fracture Mechanics

Advances in Fracture Mechanics
First Speaker – Dr. I. S. Raju,
Topic – Pressure Vessel Damage Tolerance Analyses – Some Issues
The paper tries to answer the questions: can the safe life analysis consider only the life for the crack sizes at the two required limits, or endpoints, of the (a/c) range for the NDE method used, or does the analysis need to consider values within that range? What would be an appropriate method to interpolate 90/95 POD crack sizes at intermediate (a/c) values? Several procedures to develop combinations of a and c within the specified range are explored. A simple linear relationship between a and c is chosen to compare the effects of seven different approaches to determine combinations of aj and cj that are between the (a/c) endpoints.


Second Speaker – Prof. J. Newman Jr.
Topic – Fatigue of Engineered Metallic Materials under Constant- and Variable-Amplitude Loading

The current paper reviews the application of the FASTRAN code to the fatigue behavior of notched and un-notched coupons made of aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, steels and additive
manufactured materials. In general, the code worked very well using the same initial micro-
structural flaw size for a given material under both constant- and variable-amplitude loading. But further research and modeling needs to be done on oxide-debris- and roughness-induced closure effects on fatigue and crack growth.
Conference Moderator: Dr. R. Sunder, Dr. B. Dattaguru.

Nov 6, 2020 06:30 PM in Mumbai, Kolkata, New Delhi

InSIS is a professional society intended to serve all professionals working in the area of Structural Integrity, the science and engineering that affects strength, durability and safety of machines and structures.