This year's spring meeting of the DGM/DVM-AG Material Fatigue took place on 5 and 6 March 2020 at Suisse TP in Neuhausen am Rheinfall.
23 representatives of 8 German universities from the industry started their meeting with tours through the companies Russenberger Prüfmaschinen (RUMUL) and Suisse TP. As hosts Mr. Markus Berchtold (RUMUL) and Mr. Günter Bergmann (STP) opened the conference together with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Ulrich Krupp (DGM) and Prof. Dr. Gerhard Biallas (DVM). Afterwards, the lectures on the subject of material fatigue started. For example on the fatigue behavior of field-active sintered semi-finished products made of recycled aluminum chips or the fatigue behavior in the transition area between HCF and VHCF of additive-manufactured titanium alloys.
With around 80 technical committees, joint committees and working groups, in which more than 2,500 experts meet every year, the DGM (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Materialkunde e.V.) links natural science-oriented materials scientists with engineering-dominated materials technicians as well as theory with practice and research with industry - and all this at the highest international level.
The DVM (German Association for Materials Research and Testing) has been promoting knowledge transfer in the fields of structural integrity, materials research, and materials and component testing since 1896. Experts from industry and research institutes meet in currently twelve multidisciplinary networked working groups and various event formats to discuss the latest research results and define future research goals across sectors.