Meeting Materials: "Materials under combined durability conditions"

Event date: 
Wednesday 13 November - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Kasteel Rozelaar, Lochristi


Meeting Materials "Looking at Materials under Combined Durability Conditions" was organized by SIM (Strategic Initiative Materials) in association with M2i, the Dutch Materials innovation institute. The symposium included talks by industrial and academic speakers, exposing both the practical and theoretical side of materials subjected to combined damage mechanisms. Elevator pitches (2 minute presentations) were also included.

The goal of this one-day meeting was to bring together people from several areas in the field of materials in an informative and informal atmosphere.

Topics included material behaviour in dredging and deep sea mining, steel in extreme conditions, extreme sealing systems, corrosion/abrasion in agriculture application and new developments in detection and monitoring.


Agenda and presentations of the event:

8.30 – 9.30          Registration

9.30 – 9.40          Introduction SIM & M2i

First session, theme: “Dredging and deep sea mining”

9:40 – 10:10        Cees Van Rhee, TUDelft – “Hydro-abrasive wear in dredging and deep sea mining”

10:10 – 10:30      Henk Van Mol, Deme – “Corrosion and abrasion of the steel wall trailing suction hopper dredgers”

10:30 – 10:50      Karel Allaert, Jan De Nul – “Abrasion phenomena encountered when dredging hard soil”

Second session, theme: “Steel in extreme conditions”

11:10 – 11:40      Michaël Steenbergen, TUDelft – “Development of surface morphology and composition for pearlitic rail steels under repetitive rolling contact”

11:40 – 12:00       Ivan Shevtsov, ProRail – “Rolling Contact Fatigue problems at railway turnouts – experience of ProRail”

12:00 – 12:20      Elevator pitches 

Third session, theme: “Detection & monitoring”

13:30 – 14:00      Jacob Sukumaran, UGent - “Condition Monitoring for Off-Shore Tribology”

14:00 – 14:20     Corina Prent, Acotec – “Protection against microbiological corrosion and developments in  corrosion detection”

14:20 – 14:40      Yves Van Ingelgem, Zensor – “Continuous corrosion monitoring of offshore structures: how to reduce uncertainty”

Fourth session, theme: “Other applications”

15:10 – 15:30      Pieter Steen, CNH – “Corrosion/abrasion on functional components of a combine harvester”

15:30 – 15:50      Dieter Decoster, Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Belgium – “Dynamic effects between high performance polymers and metals in extreme sealing systems”

16:00 – 17:00      Networking Reception