now: June 27 – July 1, 2022. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Plenary Lecturers

Date / Time



MON, 09:55 – 10:30

Fatigue and Fracture of Additively Manufactured Metallic Materials and Components

Prof. Ali Fatemi

The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN

TUE, 08:45 – 09:20

Probing nanoscale mechanical properties of additively manufactured metallic alloys

Prof. Jianying He

Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

TUE, 09:20 – 09:55

Fracture in Structural Adhesives Joints- Achievements and Challenges

Prof. Bamber Blackman

Imperial College London

WED, 08:45 – 09:20

Finite Fracture Mechanics to predict the initiation of new cracks in brittle materials

Prof. Dominique Leguillon

CNRS and Sorbonne University

WED, 09:20 – 09:55

Structural Integrity of prestressed  bridges

Prof. Giuseppe Andrea Ferro

Department of Structural, Building and Geotechnical Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

WED, 09:55 – 10:30

Dependence of fatigue life on the sequence of individual load cycles of different amplitudes and mean values explained by fracture mechanics

Prof. Michael Vormwald

Technische Universität Darmstadt

MON, 09:20 – 09:55

Prediction of fracture of polymer composite materials across different length scales.

Prof. Pedro Camanho

Faculty of Engineering of The University of Porto

THU, 08:45 – 09:20

Revisiting Cleavage Fracture Modeling in Steels: From the Griffith Assumption to the Beremin Model, and Beyond

Prof. Claudio Ruggieri

Faculty of Engineering – University of Sao Paulo Brazil

TUE, 09:55 – 10:30

Mechanical behaviour of biomedical materials

Prof. Vadim Silberschmidt

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering,
Loughborough University, UK

THU, 09:20 – 09:55

Void-based predictive framework for hydrogen embrittlement

Prof. Zhiliang Zhang

Dept. of Structural Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway

THU, 09:55 – 10:30

Creating a new generation of functional multi-material fatigue resistant solid-state joints

Prof. Filippo Berto

Dept. of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
Trondheim, Norway

FRI, 09:20 – 09:55

Modeling the Contribution of Fiber Bridging in Unidirectional Composites

Prof. Leslie Banks-Sills

The Dreszer Fracture Mechanics Laboratory
School of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering
Tel Aviv University

FRI, 08:45 – 09:20

Revisiting characteristic region description for crack initiation in very-high-cycle fatigue

Prof. Youshi Hong

Institute of Mechanics,
Chinese Academy of Sciences

FRI, 09:55 – 10:30

Simulation of anisotropic thermomechanical fatigue crack growth in nickel base alloys

Prof. Meinhard Kuna

Institute of Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics,
TU Freiberg,