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Scientific Program

Conference topics:

- Models, criteria and methods in fracture mechanics
- Low, medium and high cycle fatigue
- Simulation and testing of crack propagation at all length scales
- Finite elements methods and their application
- Damage mechanics and models
- Microstructure scale computational modeling
- Macro scale fatigue prognosis techniques
- Multiscale materials modeling
- Multiaxial/mixed mode loading
- Fatigue crack path prediction
- Effect of residual stresses
- Fatigue and fracture of weldments, welded components,
   joints and adhesives
- Fracture and failure criteria
- Analytical Models
- Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics
- Reliability and Life Extension of Components
- Corrosion, environmentally enhanced degradation and cracking,    corrosion fatigue
- Fracture and damage of cementitious materials
- Fatigue and fracture of polymers, elastomers, composites and      biomaterials
- Advanced crack monitoring techniques
- Reliability and integrity of engineering structures
- Applications to components and structures
- Additive manufacturing 
- Virtual prototyping 

Authors are invited to propose mini-symposia and special sessions on above topics


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