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International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials

3-8 September 2023 | DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Cod, Hyannis, MA, USA

The thirteenth biennial International Conference on Fatigue Damage of Structural Materials will be held in scenic Cape Cod, Hyannis, USA from to 3-8 September 2023.

This prestigious and long running conference will bring together delegates from around the world to discuss how to characterize, predict, and analyze the fatigue damage of structural materials.

The conference will maintain its unique and traditional format of single-session 30 min oral presentations that facilitates sufficient time for a thorough technical presentation, follow-up discussions, and collegial debate of the cutting-edge issues in the field of fatigue.

The entire conference program is deliberately scheduled with equal significance to our poster sessions, themed in relation to the oral presentations, and assessed for awards via a peer review process. Furthermore, all delegates are strongly encouraged to submit a paper to be published in a conference specific Special Issue of International Journal of Fatigueopens in new tab/window.

We welcome our colleagues to join us once again in the charming and historic city of Hyannis, MA on Cape Cod; our returning delegates will be delighted to find that we are returning to the more modern and updated conference venue used in 2018. We are excited to invite members of the domestic and international fatigue community to join us (again or for the first time) as we continue to advance the knowledge and understanding of the mechanics, materials, environmental, and computational aspects of fatigue damage in structural materials.

Conference topics

Oral and paper abstracts are now invited on the following topics. They should be submitted using the online abstract submission systemopens in new tab/window.

  • Environmental Cracking

  • High Temperature Fatigue Behaviour

  • Advanced Crack Characterization Techniques

  • Atomistic-to-Microstructure Scale Computational Modeling

  • Microstructural Origins of Crack Formation and Propagation

  • Fatigue of Additively Manufactured Materials

  • Loading Protocol Effects (e.g. multi-axial, variable amplitude, thermo-mechanical, contact fatigue)

  • Effects of Materials Modification (e.g. welds, shot peening)

  • Next Generation Crack Tip Mechanics

  • Data Science Based Approaches

Conference deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline – 17 March 2023

  • Author notification deadline – 12 May 2023

  • Author registration deadline – 9 June 2023

Keynote Speakers

Véronique Doquet Institut Polytechnique de Paris, France Talk title: Mixed mode crack growth in rolling contact fatigue

Ali Fatemi University of Memphis, USA Talk title: Effects of Surface and Volume Defects on Fatigue Performance of Additive Manufactured Metals: Experiments and Modeling

Mark Horstemeyer Liberty University, USA Talk title: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) Using a MultiStage Fatigue (MSF) Model (A Multiscale, Microstructure Dependent Fatigue Model Used in Engineering Design and Analysis)

Johan Moverare Linköping University, Sweden Talk title: Effect of Microstructure on the High Temperature Fatigue Behaviour of Metals made by Powder Bed Additive Manufacturing


Conference Chair

Philippa Reed University of Southampton, UK

Committee members

Marie-Christine Baietto LaMCoS UMR CNRS 5259 INSA-Lyon, France

James Burns University of Virginia, USA

Patrick Golden Air Force Research Laboratory, USA

David Nowell Imperial College, London, UK

Marion Risbet University of Technology of Compiègne, France

Dr Mark Whittaker Swansea University, UK



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