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Deadline extended: CSME International congress: Fatigue and Fracture of engineering materials


    The deadline to submit article for the CSME international congress has been extended to February 17th, 2012. We are organizing a symposium on fatigue and fracture of engineering materials and strongly encourage researchers around the world to submit their research articles relevant to this field. 



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 It is widely accepted that fatigue is the most common failure mode of structural components. Losses due to fatigue failures annually are over several millions to billions of dollars. Apart from these economic
losses, fatigue failures are also responsible for causing major safety concerns due to the rapid and often undetectable nature of the final components’ fracture. This symposium will bring together researchers with common interest in various aspects of deformation, fatigue, and fracture behavior of engineering materials to facilitate exchange of recent advances in the field of fatigue and fracture mechanics. We welcome papers relating to the following topics: novel experimental testing and numerical methods to characterize fatigue crack formation and multistage growth, mechanisms and growth of fatigue cracks from defects, new multiaxial fatigue life prediction methodologies, new methods for notch root analysis, size and gradient effects, prediction of scatter in fatigue behavior of materials due to variability invmaterials microstructures and service conditions, mechanisms of micro and macro fracture in advanced materials, design against fatigue damage and failure, multiscale constitutive modeling to simulate fatigue
and fracture evolution, high temperature deformation, and techniques to characterize and predict creepfatigue- oxidation interaction. An important focus area of this symposium is Microstructure-Sensitive Fatigue Design that represents a rapidly evolving area in Computational Solid Mechanics which is central to addressing the influence of microstructures and defects on fatigue life and future needs for more predictive fatigue design of structural components for various applications.

Authors should observe the guidelines and submission requirements for the CSME Congress 2012 and indicate on their papers that the papers are meant for the Symposium on Recent Developments in Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Engineering Materials and Structures. The deadline for paper submission is Feb 17, 2012. Additional information about this symposium can be obtained from the organizers:
Professor G.M. Owolabi, Howard University (phone: 202-806-6594; or
Dr. R. Prasannavenkatesan, Questek (phone: 847-425-8224;




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