6th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena
Event Details
6th International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena
06/11 - 11/11/2016
Pretoria and Skukuza
South Africa
Event Description

The International Conference on Laser Peening and Related Phenomena moves for the first time to the African Continent for the sixth conference in the series, to be held in the “motherland”, South Africa, from 06 - 11 November 2016.

This conference, with its workshop-style approach of a single session and an emphasis on discussion and networking, will be enriched with a dedicated section on industrial problems and applications, alongside the basic phenomena of materials behaviour, and the development of laser systems for the future. The conference will also host a workshop on the optimization of laser peening modelling using Finite Element software integrated in a multi-objective optimization platform, in recognition of the intensive efforts made to optimize the application of laser peening to an increasing range of industrial materials and components.

The conference will start in Gauteng ("Place of Gold") Province, the financial capital of Africa, where the University of the Witwatersrand will welcome the delegates in the vibrant “urban forest” of Johannesburg and will present, in collaboration with the CSIR National Laser Centre, the core of the South African Laser Shock Peening Initiative at the CSIR International Convention Centre, in the administrative capital of Pretoria; the conference will then move to the world-class destination of the Skukuza Conference Centre in the spectacular Kruger National Park.

There will be an interesting program of events around the conference, including exciting safari game drives and an unforgettable Bush Dinner Gala evening experience.
Expect your soul to be touched forever!