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  • Soete Laboratory
  • Dept. Mechanical Construction and Production
  • Technologiepark Zwijnaarde 903
  • B-9052 Zwijnaarde
  • T: +32 9 331 04 89
  • F: +32 9 331 04 90
  • E: see staff info

Soete Laboratory is one of the top research institutes of Ghent University and is a part of Faculty of Engineering and Architecture . Our lab is indulged in research on Fracture, Fatigue and Tribology and we provide service to universities and industries worldwide. We are also involved in teaching by offering several courses for Bachelor and Master programmes of Ghent University. Soete Laboratory is a research group under the Department of Electrical Energy, Systems and Automation.



News
  Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF 2016)
24/7/2016 Sameera Naib represented Labo Soete in Euro Science Open Forum (ESOF 2016) held in Manchester from 24-27 July. This was a part of travel grant given to FWO funded Phd researchers.



  New Collaboration
05/07/2016 Ghent University - Soete Lab signed a cooperation agreement with Kalasalingam University (India) for staff and student exchange. For further information contact Patrick De Baets and Jacob Sukumaran

  Tacon/ECA seminar on Engineering Critical Assessment
26/11/2015 Many metal structures and industrial components are designed to withstand severe static and cyclic loads. Their integrity is affected by the presence and/or development of defects. Engineering Critical Assessment (ECA) serves to evaluate detected or assumed defects. There is an industry necessity for better understanding the benefit and application of these structural integrity assessments. To address this need, the Metal Structures Centre (OCAS, Belgian Welding Institute and Soete Laboratory, Ghent University) organizes a seminar at the Technologiepark 935 (Zwijnaarde) on May 19, 2016. Concrete case studies from various industry sectors will be presented and the opportunity for networking with international colleagues will encourage open and inter-disciplinary discussions.
  ie-award for Stijn Herregodts
26/11/2015 Stijn Herregodts won the best engineering thesis award presented by ie-net with his master thesis entitled "Intra-articular Pressure Measurement of the Tibiofemoral Knee Joint". More information can be found here. Congratulations!
  BIL/NIL lassymposium (in Dutch)
28/10/2015 On 24 and 25 November, the Belgian and Dutch Welding Institute organise their yearly welding symposium in Antwerp. More information can be found here.
The Belgian Welding Institute is one of Soete Laboratory's partners in the Metals Structures Centre.
  The first Ageing Pipelines Conference (7-9 October 2015, Ostend, Belgium): a success!
10/10/2015 Soete Laboratory, Tiratsoo Technical and Clarion Technical Conferences organised the first edition of the Ageing Pipelines Conference. The conference took place in Ostend, Belgium from 7 to 9 October 2015.
Having received 102 attendants from 13 different countries spanning the entire world (including Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia), we can look back at a successful first edition of the conference. The event was attended by pipeline operators, regulatory bodies, manufacturers, research institutes and design consultants, thus attracting a balanced audience. This highlights the need for a better understanding of ageing infrastructures, which is becoming an increasingly hot topic in the world of pipelines.
  Job opportunity: Business Developer at Ghent University: Metals and Metal Constructions
04/09/2015 Click here for more information on a vacancy as business developer in the field of metals and metal constructions.
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Upcoming Conferences


5th International Conference
on Fracture Fatigue and Wear
(FFW 2016)

24-26 August 2016
Kitakyushu, Japan

12th International Conference
on Damage Assessment of Structures
(DAMAS 2017)

10-12 July 2017
Kitakyushu, Japan
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