The First Structural Integrity Conference and Exhibition (SICE -2016), held during July 4-6, 2016 at the Hotel Le Meridian, Bangalore, was jointly organized by Indian Structural Integrity Society (InSIS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras and Bangalore Integrated System Solutions (BISS), Bangalore. A pre-conference workshop was also organized during July 2-3, 2016 at IISc and BISS premises at Bangalore. In this workshop, approximately 50 delegates from Academia, R&D and Industries have participated in order to have a live demonstration of Mechanical Testing at BISS Labs like Fracture Toughness, Fatigue, and Thermomechanical Fatigue etc. A series of invited talks have been delivered by reputed international faculty on the theory and practice of Fatigue, Fracture Mechanics, and Failure Analyses during the workshop. Prof. C S Manohar from IISc Bangalore, Dr. S K Bhaumik from National Aerospace Laboratories Bangalore, Dr. K. Satish Kumar & Mr. Sushil Mane from Altair, Prof. Masahiro Endo from Fukuoka University, Japan, and Prof. Ashok Saxena from the University of Arkansas, USA were a few speakers in the workshop.
BISS and Instron have jointly participated in the exhibition during July 4-6, 2016 at the Hotel Le Meridian, Bangalore. In the exhibition, BISS has displayed its low force systems and servo-hydraulic system ‘Nano’. The ‘Nano’ was equipped with the facility to study the surface deformation of the test piece during the course of the test by the scanning with the help of eddy current method. This special arrangement was designed for the non-destructive testing (NDT). Many engineers, professors, researchers and students have visited the stall during the exhibition and have shown their interest in the testing technologies and equipment provided by both BISS and Instron.
Glimpses of the workshop and exhibition:
Prof. Ashok Saxena from the University of Arkansas, USA is receiving memento from Dr. R Sunder from BISS during the workshop at BISS Bangalore
Prof. Masahiro Endo from Fukuoka University, Japan at the discussion with audience during the workshop at BISS Bangalore
Participants in SICE 2016 Workshop at BISS Bangalore
Dr. R Sunder from BISS in discussion with participants in SICE 2016 Workshop at BISS Bangalore
Participants during test demonstration in SICE 2016 Workshop at BISS Bangalore
BISS-Instron stall at exhibition in SICE 2016 at the Hotel Le Meridian, Bangalore