A date to note: the Engineering Integrity Society reviews fatigue and durability advances in wind, wave and tidal energy systems


An EIS member sends news of this April meeting in Edinburgh

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The Engineering Integrity Society is a long established charitable society focusing on the areas of fatigue, testing and durability. Members of the EIS have many years of experience in these fields gained through working in some of the best known companies in the industry. Since its foundation in 1985 the Society has offered a unique forum for industrial engineers to exchange ideas and experience. Today’s engineers must be able to handle problems which cover a variety of engineering disciplines. The EIS provides a pragmatic and practical arena for engineers who need access to information on a multidisciplinary basis, across a wide range of industries.

Building on events in 2006, 2008 and 2010, this 4th EIS meeting aims to highlight recent advances in fatigue and durability assessment for renewable energy structures which relate to the continual increase of energy supply from renewable sources in the UK, Europe and worldwide. These new challenges require enhanced design for integrity and reliability, based on established and new practices.

Note that on 17th August 2014 a record high of 22% of the UK’s electricity supply was generated by wind and secured funding for the 6MW first phase of the world’s largest commercial tidal energy production in the north of Scotland has been announced.

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The 4th EIS WWT conference aims to provide a platform for the discussion of current technological developments in this area. The event speakers are drawn from companies in this sector: experienced professionals and academic researchers working with emerging technologies in theoretical assessment of renewable structures.

Contact via: http://e-i-s.org.uk/4th-durability-and-fatigue-advances-in-wind-wave-and-tidal-energy/



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