In October 2008 TWI's Structural Integrity Group held technical seminars in Japan and China, both of which proved to be very popular and successful events.
Presentation topics included amongst others fatigue, fracture, modelling, distortion, residual stresses and risk based inspection.
The Japanese Seminar in Tokyo is a well established annual event which has been successfully running since 1989. The British Embassy was once more a very welcoming and most hospitable partner and many of TWI's longstanding business friends attended the event. The idea to hold a seminar in a similar format in China was a first try this year and we were overwhelmed by the response! About 100 attendees from a large variety of companies were present at the event which was held at the Jiaotong University in Shanghai.
Plans for 2009 are already being developed and TWI is looking forward to continuing the close relationship with its Industrial Members in Japan and China.