Workshop on Automated Crack Length Measurement

(In-person only event)

Date: November 13, 2024

Event Location:  Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida,

Organized by: ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture



About the Event

The Workshop on Automated Crack Length Measurement will be held November 13, 2024. The workshop is organized by ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture, and will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld, Orlando, Florida, in conjunction with the standards development meetings of the committee. The language of the workshop will be English.


Objective and Scope

As computer and electronic resources increase in capability and decrease in cost, more automation can be incorporated in mechanical testing for improved precision and throughput. This workshop provides a forum for exchanging ideas on automated crack length measurement for mechanical testing. This would include applications of electrical potential drop, optical crack length measurement, and any other technique to size a crack during a fatigue or fatigue crack growth test. Also, methods to validate these measurements and streamline the data analysis are sought.

Topics for this workshop include, but are not limited to:

  • Advances in electrical potential difference (AC or DC), or specimen compliance techniques
  • Automated optical crack detection and measurement/sizing
  • Digital Image Correlation methods as applied to crack length characterization
  • Methods to incorporate manual crack length measurements in calibration/validation of automated measurements (e.g. periodic measurements of the surface crack length during a test or fracture surface markings observed on the failed specimen)
  • The treatment of crack front curvature on an average crack length measurement
  • Incorporating time-dependent crack tip plasticity on the automated crack length measurement
  • Other non-destructive methods to determine crack length during a mechanical test


Abstract Submission

Those interested in presenting at this workshop should submit a 250 to 300-word abstract to Workshop Cochairs Andrew Rosenberger, Peter McKeighan, or Robert Tregoning no later than July 12, 2024.


Publication Information

Symposium authors are required to submit their papers for ASTM publication in Selected Technical Papers (STP), an online and printed, peer-reviewed publication for the international scientific and engineering community. STP papers should be full-length technical papers of approximately 10,000 words, significantly contribute to the technical literature, and must include a review of past work in the relevant area and present information of current interest or probe new fields. After the final selection of abstracts has been approved, the ASTM Editorial Office will send authors’ instructions via email, but also can be found by clicking here.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the STP are due online no later than DATE at the ASTM Editorial Office. The corresponding author (the author who is the main contact with ASTM Headquarters) will receive a copy of his/her paper in portable document format (PDF). All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost. Only those papers submitted by the manuscript due date will be included in the STP. Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers.

The STP will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by early fall 2024.



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the workshop.



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.




ASTM Member $100.00 $200.00
Non-member $200.00 $300.00
Presenter Waived Waived
Student Waived Waived

Not an ASTM Member?  An Individual Membership costs only $115.00. If you would like to become a member of ASTM International and Committee XXXXXXX to begin taking advantage of all the ASTM membership benefits, including attending this event at a reduced rate, please use the link below to join ASTM before registering for the event. After you have become a member, please return to this webpage to register for the event as an ASTM Member.

ASTM International Membership

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

PresentersSYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP presenters do not need to register. All presenters will be automatically registered by ASTM.

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee, you must be an active ASTM Student Member, full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration. To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at

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Technical Chair Contact Information

Andrew Rosenberger
U.S. Air Force
Phone: +1 (937) 727-9572

Peter McKeighan
Symmetry Engineering & Forensic Consulting LLC
Phone: +1 (916) 716-1818

Robert Tregoning
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Phone: +1 (301) 415-2324


Continuing Education Units

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

The event will be held at the Renaissance Orlando at Seaworld in Orlando, Florida. More information on how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of the event.


Standards Development Meetings

Committee E08 invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee E08 Homepage.