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Key Dates

Deadline for abstract submission: Oct. 04, 2013
Extended deadline for abstract submission: Oct. 21, 2013
Notification of abstract acceptance: Dec. 07, 2013
Deadline for full paper submission: Jan. 31, 2014


  • A: Fundamentals, physics and mechanisms
    • A-01: Atomistic aspects of fracture and fatigue
    • A-02: Micromechanisms of fracture and fatigue, dislocation and defects
    • A-03: Creep fracture, creep fatigue interaction
    • A-04: Physics of fracture
    • A-05: Multiscale experiments and modeling
    • A-06: Probabilistic aspects of fracture
    • A-07: Scaling laws and size effects
    • A-08: Nanomechanics
  • B: Models, concepts and materials
    • B-01: Models, criteria and methods in fracture mechanics
    • B-02: High cycle fatigue crack growth (multiaxial/mixed mode)
    • B-03: Low cycle fatigue crack growth and damage mechanisms
    • B-04: Computational fracture mechanics
    • B-05: Damage mechanics and models
    • B-06: Notch mechanics
    • B-07: Fracture mechanics testing, mixed mode fracture and constraint effect
    • B-08: Fracture of ceramics and glass
    • B-09: Fracture of polymers, elastomers and composites
    • B-10: Fracture of smart and functional materials
    • B-11: Fracture and damage of cementitious materials
    • B-12: Fracture and damage of geomaterials and ice
    • B-13: Multiscale Simulation of Fracture in Heterogeneous Materials
    • B-14: Dynamic fracture
    • B-15: Hydrogen embrittlement
  • C: Applications to components and structures
    • C-01: Structural durability and aging
    • C-02: Engineering failure case studies
    • C-03: Fracture and fatigue of MEMS and nanoscale components and materials
    • C-04: Fracture of weldments, welded components, joints and adhesives
    • C-05: Damage and fatigue in aerospace and aeronautics applications
    • C-06: Thin films, multi-layers, coatings and membranes
    • C-07: Non-destructive examination and health monitoring
    • C-08: Effect of residual stresses
    • C-09: Fracture and damage of energy materials and components
  • M: Mini-symposia
    • M-01: Fatigue of weldments and welded components
    • M-02: Fracture of pipelines and pressure vessels
    • M-03: In-situ measurements and analysis of damage and fracture mechanisms
    • M-04: Corrosion, environmental enhanced/induced degradation and cracking
    • M-05: Biomaterials and biomechanics
    • M-06: New standard and guidelines for fracture assessment
  • S: Special Sessions
    • S-01: Education on fracture mechanics
    • S-02: Young scientist competition session

Paper Publications

Reviewed and accepted conference papers will be published as one dedicated issue in Elsevier's Procedia Materials Science and made available in open-access on

To make sure to get your paper in the conference proceedings, you must register and pay the conference fee no later than March 15!

Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit extended versions for publication in peer reviewed special issues of "Engineering Fracture Mechanics", "Engineering Failure Analysis" or "International Journal of Fatigue".


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