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Other Awards

AWARD for the best paper on “Fracture mechanics of weldments” in memory to Prof. Dr. Stojan Sedmak

Turkish welding community and Dr. Galip Buyukyildirim have initiated at ECF22 the AWARD for the best paper on “Fracture Mechanics of Weldments” to remember the great scholar and academician Stojan Sedmak, the founder of fracture mechanics in Serbia and the region. Now, at the occasion of ECF23, Serbian Society for Structural Integrity and Life (DIVK) has join this initiative with hope that it will become traditional.  Therefore, once again, 750 euros is offered for the best paper dealing with welded joints and cracking. Corresponding authors of papers in the scope of “Weldment Fracture Mechanics” are invited to apply for the Award, simply by notifying Dr. Galip Buyukyildirim ( and Prof. Dr. Aleksandar Sedmak ( that they have submitted the paper and would like to compete for the Award.