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TWI Experts to Present and Chair at OMAE 2021 Virtual Event

Mon, 24 May, 2021

TWI experts, Carol Johnston and Yanhui Zhang are both due to present and chair sessions at this year’s virtual 40th International Conference on Offshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering (OMAE 2021).

Carol and Yanhui are topic organisers for the Materials Symposium, with Carol chairing session 3.2, ‘Fatigue Performance and Testing,’ and co-chairing session 3.4, ‘Environmental Effect on Materials Performance.’ Yanhui, meanwhile, while co-chair session 3.5, ‘Inspection, Repair and Monitoring and session 3.6, ‘Advances in Materials and Manufacturing Technologies.’

Both experts will present at session 3.2, ‘Fatigue Performance and Testing.’ Yanhui will present his paper, titled, ‘Comparison of Fatigue Crack Growth Rates Between Different Specimen Geometries’ and Carol will present her paper, ‘Comparison of the Fatigue Performance of Galvanised M72 Bolts With Design Standard Recommendation.’

The event is due to be held online from 21-30 June 2021 and TWI Members can register for the event using the OMAE member rate. You can find registration fees and details can be found on the conference website.

About OMAE 2021 Virtual

OMAE 2021 is eight days of virtual knowledge sharing and networking along with paper presentations, which will be available two weeks before the conference starts on 21 June. These papers will also be available for three months after the conference.

You can see the full paper presentation schedule for OMAE 2021 online on the conference website, with the recorded presentations being made available for viewing by registered participants on or before 7 June.

The theme of the conference is ‘Adapting to and Mitigating Climate Change in the Marine, Offshore and the Ocean Sectors," and a keynote programme will feature a keynote presentation each day on topics including climate change in the arctic, offshore wind, and transporting and storing CO2. This will be followed by a panel discussion featuring all seven keynote speakers in 30 June. Each of the keynote presentations will be recorded and made available for on-demand viewing in case you can’t join on one of the conference days.

The conference will also include four short courses that will run before and during the conference:

  • Physics-Based Data-Driven Modeling and Machine Learning: Application to Marine/Offshore Engineering
  • Practical approaches to modeling and control design for a wave energy converter
  • Dynamic Analysis of Floating Offshore Wind Turbines
  • Dynamics and Vibrations in Offshore Structures

Find out more about the conference at and register to attend here.   


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