Main topics of the Conference

Both engineers from industrial laboratories and research scientists are invited to contribute presentations related to multiaxial fatigue and fracture on any of the following topics:

  1. Loading
    Constant amplitude (LCF, MCF, HCF); Variable amplitude and damage accumulation; Gigacycle fatigue; Thermal fatigue and creep; Contact fatigue; Proportional and non-proportional loading.

  2. Fracture Mechanics
    Initiation and short crack growth; Mixed mode behaviour; Multiaxial fracture.

  3. Materials
    Metallic; Non-metallic; Defects and inhomogeneities; Constitutive modeling; Damage mechanics.

  4. Testing and Applications
    Design (notches and stress concentrations); Joined structures; Residual stresses; Case studies; Virtual simulation; Experimental verification.