Frank DelRio, Group Leader in the Applied Chemicals and Materials Division, organized and hosted the second Annual Structural Reliability Partnership (SRP) Workshop in Boulder, CO on July 31-August 1, 2018. The SRP workshop leveraged intellectual and capital resources towards the advancement of capabilities and techniques for assessing the reliability of engineered structures. Using a combination of “Model Materials” and “Challenge Scenarios” to focus community involvement, the SRP exposes deficiencies in the current state of the art, produces advanced capabilities for predictive reliability engineering, facilitates technology transfer between governmental and private entities, and helps train the next generation research and development workforce. The workshop was well attended (approximately 50) by academic, government, and industrial members of the partnership and included invited talks, model material and challenge scenario updates and discussions, poster sessions, and NIST tour stops. Researchers from the Universities of Louisville and Utah, Sandia and Oak Ridge National Laboratories, ExxonMobil, and Pratt & Whitney joined NIST and Colorado scientists and engineers at the Workshop. Dr. DelRio was elected to the SRP Executive Board at the Workshop and will work with the leadership team to ensure the development of a model material storage plan, release of the current challenge scenarios, growth of the membership, and sustainability of the administrative team.
Created July 31, 2018, Updated August 21, 2018