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4th International Conference on Computational Modelling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures

After the previous successful conferences in Nantes (CFRAC 2007), Barcelona (CFRAC 2011) and Prague (CFRAC 2013), the fourth edition is hosted by the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Cachan near Paris, France, on 3-5 June 2015.

The aim of the conference is to gather academic researchers and industrial partners involved in development and application of numerical procedures for fracture and failure simulation of materials and structures, in an effort to facilitate the exchange of ideas in topics of mutual interest and to serve as a platform for establishing links among research groups in Europe and worldwide.

The scientific program of CFRAC 2015 is composed of 5 plenary lectures and of minisymposia devoted to various topics within the general theme of computational fracture and failure.

The topics of interest are:

•Algorithms for crack propagation and evolving discontinuities

•Continuum damage mechanics

•Coupled experimental-computational identification

•Ductile and large deformation fracture

•Dynamic fracture

•Failure mechanisms in forming processes

•Finite elements with embedded strong discontinuities

•Fracture of composites

•Fracture of nano-structures


•Transition from damage to fracture

•Interaction of fracture with heat and moisture transport

•Interpolation enrichments capturing strong discontinuities


•Multi-scale analysis for cracks

•Objective description of localized strain, regularization methods

•Transition from damage to fracture

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Event Type: Conference
Location: Paris France
Date: June 3, 2015