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International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (ICMFF)

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Many engineering components and structures in the automotive, aerospace, power generation, and other industries are subjected to multiaxial stresses during their service life.  Despite increased efforts to understand multiaxial fatigue and fracture behaviour of materials and structures, failure assessment procedures are becoming more complex.  This is partly due to the synergistic effects of many parameters and variables involved with regards to the material behaviour, component geometry, manufacturing process, and service load history.

This series of publications collects the Proceedings of Conferences held every three years.  Such Conferences have brought together both fatigue and fracture experts from Industries, Universities and so on, to exchange recent information and discuss on how to promote research and development in this field.

The first conference of the series was held in 1982 in San Francisco, USA.  Subsequent conferences were held in Sheffield, UK (1985), Stuttgart, Germany (1989), St. Germain-en-Laye, France (1994), Cracow, Poland (1997), Lisbon, Portugal (2001), Berlin, Germany (2004), Sheffield, UK (2007), Parma, Italy (2010), Kyoto, Japan (2013), and Seville, Spain (2016).

The conference series will be continued in Bordeaux, France (June 2019) and San Francisco, USA (June 2022).

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ICMFF9 2010


ICMFF10 2013

Scientific Committee


José Alexander Araújo

University of Brasilia, Brazil

Filippo Berto

NTNU, Trondheim, Norway

F.P. Brennan

Cranfield University, UK

Alfonso Fernández Canteli

University of Oviedo, Spain

Andrea Carpinteri

University of Parma, Italy

X. Chen

Tianjin University, China

Jaime Domínguez

University of Seville, Spain

Masahiro Endo

University of Fukuoka, Japan

Ali Fatemi

University of Toledo, USA

Siegfried Fouvry

Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France

Manuel de Freitas

Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Eugenio Giner Maravilla

Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain

Takamoto Itoh

Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan

M.Neil James

Mechanical Engineering at Plymouth, UK

Andrei Georgievich Kotousov

Adelaide, Australia

Yukitaka Murakami

University of Fukuoka, Japan

Alfredo Navarro

University of Seville, Spain

Carlos Navarro

University of Seville, Spain

Thierry Palin-Luc

Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Talence, France

Les P. Pook

Sevenoaks, UK

Luis Reis

Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal

Masao Sakane

Ritsumeikan University, Shiga, Japan

Andrey Shanyavskiy

State Center for Flights Safety, Airport Sheremetievo-1, Moscow region, Chimkinskiy State, Russia

C. Morris Sonsino

University of Darmstadt, Germany

Luca Susmel

The University of Sheffield, UK

Keisuke Tanaka

Meijo University, Nagoya, Japan

Sabrina Vantadori

University of Parma, Italy

Michael Vormwald

University of Darmstadt, Germany

Crack Paths (CP)

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Most engineering structures and components contain cracks or flaws. Therefore, the direction or path of the initial crack and its subsequent growth path must be taken into account both in design and in the analysis of failures.  Knowledge of potential crack paths is needed for both the complete solution of a crack growth problem under either quasi-static or cyclic loading, as well as for the selection of appropriate non-destructive testing procedures.  Although improvements in the crack path assessment have recently been achieved, the interest on this challenging issue has steadily increased.

These publications represent the Proceedings of a series of Crack Paths Conferences held every three years.  Such Conferences have brought together both fatigue and fracture experts from Industries, Universities and so on, to exchange recent information and discuss on how to promote research and development in this field.

The various Conferences of the series were held always in Italy in September:

(1) in Parma, 2003

(2) in Parma, 2006;

(3) in Vicenza, 2009;

(4) in Gaeta, 2012;

(5) in Ferrara, 2015.

The 6th International Conference on Crack Paths is being arranged for September 2018 in Verona, Italy.

ISSN 2532-2443

Crack Path 2003

Crack Path 2006


Crack Path 2009

Crack Path 2012



Scientific Committee


José Alexander ARAUJO  (Brasilia, Brazil)  Harm ASKES  (Sheffield, UK)

Bruno ATZORI  (Padua, Italy)

Filippo BERTO (Trondheim, Norway)

Feargal BRENNAN  (Cranfield, UK)

Alfonso Fernández CANTELI (Oviedo, Spain)

Andrea CARPINTERI (Parma, Italy)

Jaime Tupiassú Pinho de CASTRO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Guido DHONDT  (Munich, Germany)

G.M. DOMÍNGUEZ ALMARAZ (Morella, Mexico)

Véronique DOQUET  (Palaiseau, France)

Ali FATEMI  (Toledo, USA)

Manuel de FREITAS  (Lisbon, Portugal)

Youshi HONG (Beijing, China)

Francesco IACOVIELLO  (Cassino, Italy)

M. Neil JAMES  (Plymouth, UK)

Andrei KOTOUSOV (Adelaide, Australia)

Daniel KUJAWSKI  (Kalamazoo, USA)

Yury MATVIENKO (Moscow, Russia)

Michael Roger MITCHELL  (Flagstaff,USA)

Yukitaka MURAKAMI  (Fukuoka, Japan)

Alfredo NAVARRO  (Sevilla, Spain)

Thierry PALIN-LUC (Talence, France)

Jaroslav POKLUDA  (Brno, Czech Republic)

Les P. POOK (Sevenoaks, UK)

Hans Albert RICHARD  (Paderborn, Germany)

Andrey SHANYAVSKIY  (Moscow, Russia)

Valery N. SHLYANNIKOV  (Kazan, Russia)

Cetin Morris SONSINO  (Darmstadt, Germany)

Yoichi SUMI  (Yokohama, Japan)

Luca SUSMEL (Sheffield, UK)

Keisuke TANAKA  (Nagoya, Japan)

Silvio VALENTE  (Turin, Italy)

Sabrina VANTADORI (Parma, Italy)

Michael VORMWALD (Darmstadt, Germany)

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