Symposium on Structural Durability in Darmstadt (SoSDiD)

For more than half a century Darmstadt has been the center of scientific research in structural durability. Since 2005, the Symposium on Structural Durability (SoSDiD) has been held in Darmstadt in intervals of three years to illustrate these activities and to develop design philosophies for next-generation components and materials. The following institutes and companies have joined forces:

The objective of the event is to provide experts worldwide with an international platform for studying the durability of structures and components. International research projects and results are presented and honored.

Featured sessions of SoSDiD 2014

HBM features the following two sessions:

Fatigue assessment of fiber bragg grating sensors
F. Walther, Technische Universität Dortmund, Germany

Integration of structural health monitoring sensors with aerospace, composite materials and structures
Foote, Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK

HBM Award ceremony

HBM cooperates with both the Fraunhofer Institute for Structural Durability and System Reliability (LBF) and Darmstadt Technical University. The HBM Award for the promotion of young scientists at these institutes is presented on the occasion of the SoSDiD in intervals of three years. The objective is to advance innovative ideas from scientific research and to put them into practice more quickly.

Research in the field of durability requires close cooperation of scientists. Be it precise determination of life span or development of analysis methods - multiple domains need to be covered.

Awardees 2011

The following young scientists have been honored for their research in the field of durability and fatigue analysis of Diesel injection components:

  • Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Hertel
    Darmstadt Technical University
    Institute of Steel Construction and Materials Mechanics
  • Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Herz
    Darmstadt Technical University
    Institute of Steel Construction and Materials Mechanics
  • Dr.-Ing. Rayk Thumser
    Bauhaus University Weimar

Title of the research project:

Fatigue life of high-pressure components - Fatigue life of notched high-pressure components with and without autofrettage

Research institute:

Darmstadt Technical University, Mechanics of Material Dpt.

Materials Research and Testing Institute at Bauhaus University Weimar

From the left: Dr.-Ing. Karl-Heinz Haase (HBM), Dr.-Ing. Rayk Thumser, Dipl.-Ing. Olaf Hertel, Dr.-Ing. Elisabeth Herz, Dr.-Ing. Chalid el Dsoki, Dipl.-Ing. Alfred Clüsserath (IST)

Details about the research project

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4th Symposium on Structural Durability

May 14-15, 2014, Darmstadt, Germany