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HBM Prenscia invites you to attend the 2019 HBM Prenscia Technology Day: Overcoming Real World Fatigue Testing and Simulation Challenges.

This one-day free seminar introduces industry challenges and solutions for improving fatigue testing and fatigue simulation. Guest speakers representing a number of industries will present their solutions for improving a product’s durability and reliability through fatigue simulation, probabilistic analyses, and additive manufacturing and maintenance directed fatigue testing. Presenting companies include:

  • Leonardo Helicopters
  • Select Engineering Services (Layton, UT, USA)
  • TWI
  • Coventry University
  • Malvern Panalytical
  • HBM Prenscia
  • University of Bristol
  • Jaguar Land Rover

In addition, HBM Prenscia technical staff will share an in-depth look at solutions for delivering reliability and durability through product design and operation, using design and process FMEA/FMECA, life data analysis, and combining desktop and web browser solutions to improve analysis productivity.

Agenda - 19th November 2019

Registration and coffee
Welcome and introduction
The Durability Challenges of Tiltrotor Aircraft
David Matthew, Leonardo Helicopters
Surface Treatment Effects in Fatigue Analysis of Landing Gear Materials
Ben Griffiths, Select Engineering Services (Layton, UT, USA)
Track 1
Porosity Reduction to Improve Fatigue Performance in Laser – Powder Bed Fusion (L-PBF) Additive Manufacturing
Dr. Paul Goodwin, TWI | Principal Project Leader at TWI Technology Centre
High Cycle Fatigue of Wire + Arc Additive Manufactured Titanium (WAAM Ti-6Al-4V)
Dr. Abdul Khadar Syed, Coventry University | Research Fellow, Centre for Future Transport and Cities
Characterization of Metals Using X-ray Diffraction; Phase, Texture and Residual Stress
Dr. Paul O Meara, Malvern Panalytical | XRD Application Specialist
Track 2
Delivering Reliability through Design and Process FMEA
Chris Wynn-Jones, HBM Prenscia | Application Engineer - Reliability
An Introduction to Life Data Analysis and Probabilistic Analysis
HBM Prenscia
AMCT laboratory tour
Buffet lunch
Track 1
Fatigue Durability Estimation Approach for Unidirectional CFRP Laminates
Dr. Peter Heyes, HBM Prenscia | Principal Technologist
Probabilistic Fatigue and Reliability Simulation
Dr. Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia | Chief Technologist
A Framework to Implement Probabilistic Fatigue Design for Landing Gear Structures
Joshua Hoole, University of Bristol | Research Associate in Probabilistic Design
Track 2
Using Web Based Analysis to Improve Productivity Across a Team or Enterprise
Manish Gautam, HBM Prenscia | Application Engineer
Developing “Client Appropriate” Material Fatigue Testing Programmes at the AMCT
HBM Prenscia
AMCT laboratory tour
Refreshment break
Creating a Fatigue Damage Model to Enable CAE Fatigue Life Prediction to Reduce Costs
Andrew Blows, Jaguar Land Rover | Principal Technical Specialist, Body Strength and Durability CAE
A Unified Approach for Calculating Life of Components Combining Crack Initiation and Growth
Dr. Andrew Halfpenny, HBM Prenscia | Chief Technologist
Summary, questions and close

Event Details


19th November 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


AMP Technology Centre
Brunel Way, Catcliffe,
Rotherham S60 5WG, UK


While the event is free to attend, we do request that you register in advance so that we can confirm accurate numbers with the venue. Please complete this form in order to confirm your attendance.