Mons, Belgium

Summer Material Break

when 3 July 2022 - 10 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 1250

Knowledge, analysis and prevention of materials failure

An International Summer Course is now open to non-specialized engineering students interested in the field of mechanical properties and failure of materials, from basic knowledge to prediction.

This is planned as a one week session offering high quality academic courses with lectures, plant visit, practical workshops and a technical workshop with top industrial speakers.

The program will also include cultural events and social activities in or close to Mons, a day tour to Brussels organized with local students, with whom the participants will interact daily.

Activities will be organized from 3 July to 10 July 2022..

The course is organized in sessions of 6 hours each back to back with an Industrial workshop on practice of failure analysis in collaboration with the Failure Analysis Society. The workshop features plenary lectures and contributed presentations by specialists in the fields.

Course leader

Prof. Véronique Vitry,
Prof. Fabeinne Delaunois
Prof. Maurice Gonon
Prof. Pierre Dehombreux
Dr. Lucas Equeter

Target group

Students in Bachelor’s degree (second and third year) and Master’s degree (First year) in engineering or related fields. Attendants should have at least B2 proficiency in English.

Course aim

Understand why and how materials fail under mechanical solicitations and how to prevent this by using non-destructive testing and reliability-based maintenance.

Credits info

2 EC
2 ECTS will be awarded under the condition of a positive evaluation at the end of the course. Participants are advised to check transferability to their home institution.

Fee info

EUR 1250: Accommodation (including breakfast and lunch) in student halls of residence is included in the “all-inclusive” formula. Accommodation is available from Sunday, July 3 to Monday 11 July