Seventh International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF7)
Today, the fatigue behavior of materials for number of loading cycles surpassing the classical fatigue limit has become a question of major interest and has one of the highest impacts in the domain of fatigue publications. Topics such as damage mechanisms, crack initiation and fatigue crack growth behavior are still of major interest as are recent and future trends in the experimental and simulation techniques related to VHCF studies.
07-03 to 07-05-2017
With an increasing scarcity of resources, strategies to realize the most efficient design and engineering of components and hence an optimum utilization of cyclic strength of engineering materials becomes more and more important. Nowadays a growing number of components have to withstand a very/extremely high number of loading cycles. Thus, there is a global interest in, and need for, an improved understanding of the fatigue behavior and related damage mechanisms of structural materials in the very high cycle fatigue regime in order to develop reliable fatigue life prediction methods for number of cycles far beyond 106. VHCF7 will continue the tradition to serve as a lively and fertile platform bringing together the international VHCF community and all those interested to present, discuss and learn about the latest findings from fundamental and applied research and to get to know the impact on practical applications.
More than 90 presentations from 16 nations worldwide, with 5 plenary talks and additional invited talks will provide a broad insight into the many findings in VHCF research and a successful and fruitful scientific exchange.
The conference will comprise invited keynote lectures by outstanding international scientists, contributed oral presentations and posters. Suggestions for special topics are welcome. The conference language is English and the contributions are planned to be published via a renowned reviewed open-access journal.
More details at VHCF7-website.