ECF23, European Conference on Fracture 2020

Dear Colleague,

On behalf of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) we have the pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all researchers planning to attend the 23rd European Conference on Fracture – ECF23, scheduled to June 27 – July 3, 2020, on the beautiful Madeira Island, Portugal.

A Summer School on 27 – 28 June 2020, will take place as part of the conference. The two days event is mainly aimed at PhD students, young researchers and engineers, but it is open to everybody.

The conference will be held on one of the most emblematic hotels in Funchal, authored by the genius of Oscar Niemeyer, the Casino Park Hotel. The huge offer of hotels in Funchal provides the necessary conditions for every sort of visitors, constituting an invaluable argument for the organization of a large conference such as ECF.

ECF23 focus will be twofold, on dynamical aspects of Structural Integrity and the largely unobserved realm of Integrity loss under dynamical loads as well as the developments of the monitoring technical aspects and their pitfalls as dynamics particularities take precedence over the phenomena we have come to know so well.

Aim and Topics The conference topics include but are not limited to:

Analytical, computational and physical models
Computational Mechanics
Concrete & Rocks
Damage Mechanics
Environmentally Assisted Fracture;
Experimental Mechanics
Failure Analysis and Case Studies
Fatigue Crack Growth
Fractography and Advanced metallography
Fracture and fatigue testing systems
Fracture under Mixed-Mode and Multiaxial Loading
Functional Graded Materials
Hydrogen embrittlement
Image analysis techniques Impact & Dynamics
Innovative Alloys
Joints and Coatings
Linear and Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics
Mesomechanics of Fracture
Micromechanisms of Fracture and Fatigue
Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling of cracking in heterogeneous materials
Non-destructive inspection
Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics
Reliability and Life Extension of Components
Repair and retrofitting: modelling and practical applications;
Smart Materials;
Structural Integrity
Temperature Effects
Thin Films

Please contact conference Chairmen:

Pedro M. G. P. Moreira

Phone: +351 22 041  4902

Luís Reis, IST

Phone: +351 96 641 5585

Email :

We are looking forward to hearing from you.