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Cast iron conference in Argentina – day 2

New day and new presentations! Some of us prepared for the day with a morning run along the beach whereas others enjoyed a sleep out.

Viktor Norman from Linköping university gave a presentation about thermomechanical fatigue of a compacted graphite iron and discussed the damage evolution. It was interesting to see images of micro cracks occurring in the material during fatigue, which then developed to larger cracks and a final fracture.

At night, it was time for the conference banquet. We were served both delicious food, drinks and an amazing tango dance and music show.

Morning run in Mar del Plata
Tango music show during conference dinner
Conference dinner