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Conference Tracks

Track 1

Nanomaterials and Nanostructures

  • Fracture mechanisms of nanostructured materials
  • Failure of MEMS and NEMS
  • Failure of thin films
  • Failure of electronic materials
  • Failure of nanocomposites
  • Failure analysis of nanodevises
  • Nanoindentation for fracture of nanostructured materials

Track 2

Engineering Materials and Structures

Track 2a: Physical Aspects of Failure

  • Fracture and fatigue at atomistic and molecular scales
  • Cleavage fracture
  • Ductile fracture
  • Cyclic deformation and crack initiation
  • Fatigue crack growth and thresholds
  • Fretting and contact fatigue
  • Surface treatment for failure resistance
  • Elevated temperature and creep failure
  • Stress corrosion cracking and corrosion fatigue
  • Hydrogen embrittlement
  • Irradiation
  • Environmental affects on fatigue/fracture

Track 2b: Structure and Component Integrity

  • Experimental fracture mechanics
  • Computational and numerical fracture mechanics
  • Nonlinear fracture mechanics
  • Damage mechanics
  • Mesoscale fracture mechanics
  • Structural integrity assessment
  • Lifetime prediction
  • Scaling and size effects
  • Multiple and complex flows
  • Probabilistic approaches to reliability and durability
  • Dynamic, high strain rate, or impact fracture
  • Mixed-mode and multiaxial fracture and fatigue
  • Variable-amplitude fatigue
  • Residual stress effects and structural integrity
  • Non-destructive evaluation (NDE)
  • Failure investigation and analysis
  • Novel testing and evaluation techniques
  • Databases, expert systems and software
  • Codes and standards

Track 2c: Failure of Materials

  • Ceramics
  • Ceramic matrix composite materials
  • Metal matrix composite materials
  • Polymers and polymeric composite materials
  • Sandwich structures
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Biomaterials and wood
  • Biomedical materials
  • Coatings
  • Welds
  • Ice
  • Concrete, rock and aggregate materials
  • Geophysical and tectonic problems