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Date de l'évènement: 26/03/2018 - 28/03/2018 Exporter l'évènement
Christine SAJOT

March 26-28, 2018 - 16th edition of the European Mechanics of Materials Conference - Nantes (France)

"Fatigue of Materials and Structures"

Fatigue is a complex phenomenon that is influenced by many factors including microstructure, defects, surface state, environment, prior processing and loading.  Understanding the nucleation and propagation of fatigue cracks in materials and structural  components subjected to cyclic loading is crucial for optimized design from material microstructures to structural engineering components. The identification and mechanistic basis of the physical processes leading to crack nucleation and growth across the length scales (from micro to macro) are still major issues in many engineering fields and the establishment of quantitative prediction remains a key research challenge. This session aims to bring together scientists and engineers  addressing fatigue research utilising experimental, characterisation and modelling approaches (ideally integrated) over many material systems.

The session covers the following areas, although the list is not restrictive:

  • Novel experimental methods to characterize fatigue damage and crack growth
  • Innovative theoretical approaches, computational and analytical methods
  • Experimental and numerical design and validation methods
  • Fatigue mechanisms in advanced alloys and metallic systems
  • Process - microstructure - fatigue interactions
  • Microstructure computation
  • Meta-materials and lattice structures
  • Fatigue in harsh environments (corrosion, low temperature, manufacturing processing etc.)
  • Overloads, arbitrary loading sequences, service spectrum loads, combined fatigue regimes
  • Residual stress effects on fatigue damage and crack growth, measurement of internal stresses
  • Thermal and thermo-mechanical fatigue
  • Microstructurally short cracks
  • Multiaxial fatigue life prediction
  • Fatigue crack propagation under complex (including non-proportional) loadings
  • Probability-based design criteria
  • Life prediction methodologies for structural materials
  • Damage tolerance and fatigue life
  • Fatigue of composites, polymers and elastomers
  • Fatigue of Shape Memory Alloys

Nicolas Saintier On behalf of the EMMC committee

The conference website ( provides the list of sessions, plenary lecturers and important dates for abstract submission and registration.


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