European Conference on Fracture ECF23
Fracture Mechanics and Structural Integrity
Abstract submission Deadline: 01.02.2020

June 28 - July 3, 2020. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal
& Summer School, 27-28 June, 2020

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It is responsibility of the Awards Committee is to decide, once every two years, on the conferment of the following ESIS awards:
1. The Griffith Medal
2. The Wöhler Medal
3. Award of Merit
4. Honorary Membership of ESIS
5. Young Scientist Award
Nominations for the awards must be sent to the Chairperson of the Awards Committee (Pedro Moreirabefore 15.12.2019. These may be made by any member of ESIS, but each nomination shall carry the name of a proposer and a seconder. No member may propose or second a candidate from their own country. The President, as well as members of both the Executive and Awards committee are not eligible to receive an award during their tenure.

Award Committee 2020
Pedro Moreira (Portugal, Chairman),
Francesco Iacoviello (Italy),
Dietmar Kingbeil (Germany),
Dorota Kocańda (Poland),
Liviu Marsavina (Romania),
Antonio Martín-Meizoso (Spain),
Thierry Palin Luc (France),
Reinhard Pippan (Austria),
Aleksandar Sedmak (Serbia),
Zhiliang Zhang (Norway)


Nominations for Fellows must be sent to the Chairperson of the Fellows Committee (Francesco Iacoviellobefore 15.12.2019. These may be made by any member of ESIS, but each nomination shall carry the name of a proposer and a seconder. No member may propose or second a candidate from their own country.
Fellows Committees 2020
Francesco Iacoviello (Italy, Chairman),
Leslie Banks-SIlls (Israel)
Aleksandar Sedmak (Serbia),
Liviu Marsavina (Romania),
Pedro Moreira (Portugal),
Zeljko Bozic (Croatia)

6th Summer School on Fracture Mechanics  
Cracow (Poland) 13-15 September, 2019

The Polish Group of Fracture Mechanics and ESIS TC13 on Education and Training cordially invites young scientists to take part in Summer School of Fracture Mechnics that will be held in Cracow, 13-15. September 2019. The School is official ESIS event and the lectures will be conducted by top-class scientists from Europe (Prof. J. Besson, Prof. M.D. Kuna, Prof. A. Neimitz and Prof. Z. Zhang).

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All the issues are now in Scopus and Web of Science!!

VOLUME 17: 3rd International Conference on Structural Integrity, ICSI 2019, 2-5 September 2019, Funchal, Madeira, Portugal. LINK.
6th International Conference “Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structural Integrity”, FMSI 2019, 3–6 June, 2019, Lviv, Ukraine. LINK.
International Conference on Stents: Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing ICS3M 2019. LINK.
SICE 2018 (2nd International Conference on Structural Integrity and Exhibition 2018). LINK.

CERTIFICATE OF PUBLICATION: Commemorate the publication of your article with a FREE digital certificate of publication. LINK

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ECF22 is online

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ESIS TC Workshops and Meetings

TC15 - ESIAM 2019: First European Conference on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials, 9-11 September, 2019, Trondheim, Norway (LINK).
TC4: September, 18-20, 2019.Technical Committee meeting in Les Diablerets, Switzerland.
TC11: November, 13-15, 2019. 4th International Workshop on Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue,  Berlin, Germany (LINK)
TC16: March 28-29, 2019. Finite Fracture Mechanics Workshop, Grenoble, France. 28-29 March 2019. LINK.
TC4: September 6-10, 2020. Fracture of Polymers, Composites and Adhesives Les Diablerets, Switzerland. LINK.

Blog on iMechanica

Experimental data availability is a cornerstone for reproducibility in experimental fracture mechanics. A theory may be interesting but of little value until it has been proven by experiments. All the proof of a theory is in the experiment. What is the point if there is no raw-data for quallity check? A survey involving 1500 researchers finds that 70% failed to reproduce other scientist's experiments. As a surprise, the same survey finds that the common scientists are confident that peer reviewed published experiments are reproducible. The pragmatic result a recent survey presented in EFM is that only 6% of researchers will provide data, and you have to ask for it. That is a really disappointing result…

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Other Events

- September 2-5, 2019. ICSI: International Conference on Structural Integrity. Funchal, Madeira, Portugal (LINK).
- October 14-17, 2019. The 1st International Conference on Integrity and Lifetime in Extreme Environment (ILEE-2019), Yakutsk (LINK).
- November 3-7, 2019. V Latin American Fatigue and Fracture Colloquium, Valdivia, Chile. LINK
- November 13-15, 2019. 4th International Workshop on Thermo-Mechanical Fatigue. Berlin, Germany (LINK).
- January 16, 2020, !st Virtual Conference on Structural Integrity (LINK). (Papers and presentations dealine: 01.12.2019).
- March 30 - April 3, 2020. VAL4, 4th International Conference on Material and Component Performance under Variable Amplitude Loading, Darmstad, Germany. First Announcement.
- May 26-28, 2020, International symposium on “Fatigue Design and Material Defects”, Potsdam, Germany. Flyer. LINK.
- August 31 - September 4, 2020, Eighth International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF8). Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. LINK.

ESIS Technical Committees: Join the dedicated mailing lists

In order to be always update about the activities organized by the ESIS Technical Committees of your interest, now you can join the mailing lists managed directly by the TCs Chairmen. The procedure is really simple. You have only to select the TC of your interest in the list you find below (also more than one!):
ESIS TC01 - Elastic Plastic Fracture Mechanics
ESIS TC02 - Micromechanisms
ESIS TC03 - Fatigue Of Engineering Materials And Structures
ESIS TC04 - Polymers, Polymer Composites and Adhesives
ESIS TC05 - Dynamics of fracture and structural transformations
ESIS TC06 - Ceramics ESIS
ESIS TC08 - Numerical Methods
ESIS TC09 - Concrete
ESIS TC10 - Environmentally Assisted Cracking
ESIS TC11 - High Temperature Mechanical Testing
ESIS TC12 - Risk analysis and safety of large structures and components
ESIS TC13 - Education and Training
ESIS TC14 - Integrity of Biomedical and Biological Materials
ESIS TC15: Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Components
ESIS TC16: Finite Fracture Mechanics
ESIS TC17: Non Destructive Evaluation
ESIS TC24 - Integrity of Railway Structures

ESIS Technical Committees: Shared Google Drive folders

For each Technical Committee, a shared Google Drive folder has been activated. Filling the FORM and joining the TCs (one or more, it doesn't matter!), you will be able to share your publications (in the pre-print format), giving them more evidence, and you will be always updated about the papers published by the other TC members on the topics of your interest (and, obviously, about the TC activities).
ESIS-TC subscription form: LINK
How to share your papers in G Drive: LINK

ESIS: G Suite for all the ESIS members

ESIS has been approved for Google Apps for Nonprofits. The G Suite (basic version) has been activated for all the ESIS members (from 2016 onwards) and soon they will receive the credentials completely free of charge (the normal cost of this service is 50 USD per user/year).
Many new services are active in the G Suite (e.g., Classroom, that is really useful in the organization of Summer Schools) and other services are improved if compared to the "standard" Google services (e.g., Google Drive is 30 GB instead of the "standard" 15 GB).
If you are a 2019 ESIS member and you did not receive the credentials, please, send us an email (
Since 2017, G Suite credentials have being used as credentials for the ESIS website (please, activate these credentials in Google before using them in the ESIS website).

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