Upcoming events

    • 13 Aug 2020
    • 4:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Via Zoom Webinar
    • 687

    Overview: In this talk, we will discuss the brittle crack arrest methodology and how this can be applied to prevent brittle fracture of modern structural steels, particularly shipbuilding steels. We will consider the recommendations of the International Association of Classification Societies which will soon be updated to include small-scale testing of materials. This work encompasses small-scale testing which has been carried out at TWI Ltd to predict the brittle crack arrest properties of EH47 shipbuilding steel and is validated against large scale test results. 

    Speaker: Jessica Taylor Interim CEng AWeldI

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your Professional Development. You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event. As a Member of The Welding Institute, you can record your CPD activity online from your Membership Portal.

    • 24 Sep 2020
    • 6:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Via Zoom Webinar
    • 992

    This is a joint event with the Institute of Corrosion


    Overview: This talk, on problems with bolts and threaded fasteners, is intended to take a topical view of this long-standing issue.

    Alan starts with the threaded components used as shear connectors for the earthquake resistance on the San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge, the failures and their causes.

    The talk will briefly mention of problems with V grade and Y grade bolts in the 1970s, due to hydrogen embrittlement due to manufacture and recent problems with high tensile bolts in building structures in London and then moves into the modern offshore environment with issues due to environmental corrosion in offshore wind turbine structures, and the work in Germany to define and limit the conditions for its occurrence.

    Speaker: EurIng Alan Denney CEng FWeldI - AKD Consulting, President, London Branch, The Welding Institute

    Speaker Biography: EurIng Alan Denney CEng. FWeldI, is a Director of AKD Materials Consulting Ltd.

    Alan is a metallurgist, welding engineer and corrosion engineer. He has worked in many project areas including: building structures, offshore platform construction and design, chemical process systems, and also onshore and offshore pipelines.

    He started with Ove Arup and Partners in 1969 and worked for a number of John Brown Companies for more than 20 years before joining Wood Group to set up Ionik Consulting in London. Alan then moved to Saipem UK in 2003, heading up the Welding and Materials Engineering Group.

    Alan retired from Saipem in 2012 and since then has been working as a consultant performing ‘expert witness’ work for arbitrations and court cases.

    He holds BSc and MSc degrees, is a Chartered Engineer, a European Engineer and an International Welding Engineer.

    Alan is the President of the London Branch of The Welding Institute and he chairs the Technical Groups co-ordination committee for The Welding Institute.

    He is also on the committee running the Young Engineers Programme for the Institute of Corrosion.

    Continuing Professional Development (CPD): Attending this event supports your professional development.  You can claim 2 CPD points per hour for this event.  As a member of the Welding Institute you can record your CPD activity online from your membership portal.

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