Declamation of aims and activities
The aim of ESIS is to continuously develop a knowledge base relating to all aspects of Structural Integrity with the objective of improving the safety and performance of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials.
- To foster research and collaboration regarding the prevention of failure, by fracture or other physical phenomena, of engineering structures, components, systems and materials.
- To encourage interdisciplinary research into the physical behaviour of engineering structures, components, systems and their associated materials.
- To develop and assess new testing methods, numerical methods, and engineering estimation methods for structural integrity assessments.
- To improve engineering designs.
- To improve manufacturing, inspection and maintenance procedures.
- To disseminate knowledge, by means of scientific publications, technical conferences, seminars, workshops, procedure documents, and to refer new knowledge and developments to national and international code making bodies, including CEN and ISO, where relevant.
- To educate young engineers and scientists in structural integrity matters.
Promoting and intensifying this aim is what we want to achieve through a new blog that ESIS will manage on Imechanica:
for discussing some of the papers which appear in Engineering Fracture Mechanics. Its editors, Profs. Karl-Heinz Schwalbe and Tony Ingraffea,fully support this initiative.