India is emerging as one of the largest and rapidly growing globalized economies. The associated growth of Indian energy, transportation and manufacturing sectors is accompanied by increasing demand in expertise related to structural integrity including the application and practice of advances in Materials Engineering, Design & Simulation, Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics, Non-Destructive Inspection and Structural Health Monitoring. In step with these priorities, DMRL and Indian Structural Integrity Society (InSIS) are pleased to convene the Second International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition (SICE 2018) to bring together experts, contributing to various aspects that together determine safety, durability, and robustness of everything that works and moves.

The pre-conference workshop will provide an excellent platform for understanding topics related to Structural Integrity and their applications, through lectures and hands on laboratory exposure, conducted by leading experts in respective areas.

The event offers a wonderful opportunity to exhibitors (institutions and businesses in Structural Integrity) to showcase their products and services to a specialist audience gathered for the Workshop and Conference.

The conference is of relevance to basic and applied researchers, academicians, design engineers, material developers, regulatory authorities, failure analysts etc.

The venue of the workshop will be Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad. The workshop is intended to contribute to basic understanding and skill development of the topics related to structural integrity and their applications through lectures & hands on laboratory exposure, conducted by leading experts in respective areas. The workshop will cover lectures on fundamentals of low cycle fatigue, creep, fracture mechanics in composites, characterization of defects using NDE techniques, finite element modeling, life extension of aging aircrafts etc. The workshop will be chaired by Dr. DVV Satyanarayana, DMRL, Hyderabad.

The venue of the exhibition will be Courtyard by Marriott, Hyderabad. The exhibition will provide the opportunity for institutions & businesses in structural integrity to showcase their products and services to a specialist audience gathered for SICE-2018.

Over 160 delegates participated in SICE-2016. Even larger participation is expected for SICE-2018, given the growing importance of the theme of the conference. The conference venue provides adequate resources for the exhibition and for poster sessions apart from at least four parallel oral sessions.

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