Fracture and Fatigue

We invite you to submit a paper to the 2024 Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM) Annual Meeting (Vancouver, WA, June 3-6) in one of the many sessions in the Fatigue and Fracture Track. See below for further information on these sessions, and please forward this to others who may be interested.

Abstracts are due October 2, 2023 via the SEM website. When submitting your abstract for a specific session, please enter the name of the session organizer and/or a few keywords relating to the session to help our abstract reviewers place your talk correctly. A list of proposed session topics is below. General submissions are welcome too.

Although SEM encourages the submission of full conference papers or extended abstracts, oral-only presentations are welcome in our Fatigue and Fracture Track sessions.

  1. In Situ Techniques and Microscale Effects on Mechanical Behaviors
    Organizer(s): Kaitlynn Fitzgerald, Jay Carroll
    Potential topics: in situ digital image correlation (DIC), neutron diffraction, synchrotron imaging, tomography
  2. Temperature Effects in Damage and Failure
    Organizer(s): Michael Schuster, Ryan Berke
    Potential topics: high temperature, environmental effects, radiation, corrosion, microstructure evolution and stability
  3. Vibrational Effects and High Cycle Fatigue
    Organizer(s): Ryan Berke, Leah Ginsberg
    Potential topics: experimental and/or computational modal analysis, non-destructive evaluation, statistical models, error quantification, characterization of fatigued surfaces
  4. Fracture and Fatigue in Brittle Materials
    Organizers: Scott Grutzik, Kimberley MacDonaldPotential topics: stress corrosion, static fatigue, slow crack growth, indentation and scratch, fast fracture, crack branching, specialized test methods, cyclic fatigue, transformation toughening
  5. Interface-Mediated Damage and Failure
    Organizers: Scott Grutzik, Kimberley MacDonald
    Potential topics: thin film layered structures, mixed-mode fracture, cohesive/adhesive failure, traction separation laws, interfacial toughness
  6. Mechanics of Electrochemical and Electromechanical Materials
    Organizers: John Kolinski, Joe Indeck
    Potential topics: coupled phenomena between mechanical and other physical processes, microstructure/property relationships, phase transformations, multiscale characterizations
  7. Fracture and Fatigue in Additive Manufacturing
    Organizer(s): Garrett Pataky, Will LePage. Co-Organized with the Additive Manufacturing TD
    Potential topics: experimental/computational studies linking process, structure, and properties; metals, polymers, ceramics
  8. Damage and Fracture of Highly Deformable Solids
    Organizer(s): Shelby Hutchens, John Kolinski Co-Organized with Time-Dependent Materials TD Potential topics: particle tracking, large deformation DIC, light scattering, instabilities associated with interfacial and bulk fracture of soft materials, environmental sensitivity
  9. 3D Characterization of Deformation, Damage, and Failure
    Organizer(s): Phillip Noell, John Kolinski. Co-Organized with the SEM Research Committee
    Potential topics: 3D imaging techniques, digital volume correlation, destructive or non-destructive detection of sub-surface features Technological advances in the last decades greatly have improved our ability to characterize deformation, damage, and failure of materials in three dimensions. It is now possible to directly observe such complex phenomena as the nucleation, growth, and coalescence of damage, crack interactions with material heterogeneities, and phase-transformations caused by mechanical loading. In combination with modelling, these techniques enable new insights into how materials evolve during loading and/or in extreme service conditions. 3D characterization techniques often involve significant challenges for data analysis, including visualization, data segmentation, and combination of multi-modal datasets. This gathering overs a venue to discuss the development of new 3D characterization and data analysis techniques and the application of 3D characterization techniques to understanding materials mechanics.
  10. Advances in Mechanics of Deformation, Plasticity, and Failure
    Organizer(s): Phillip Noell, J.C. Stinville
    Potential topics: plasticity, non-linear elasticity, time dependent deformation, novel evaluation techniques, machine learning, data science

We are looking forward to seeing you at SEM in 2024!


SEM Fracture and Fatigue Session Organizers:

Ryan Berke, Chair
Garrett Pataky, Vice Chair
Shelby Hutchens, Secretary
John Kolinski, Chair of the Abstract Review Committee
Kaitlynn Fitzgerald, Student/Postdoc Chair of the Abstract Review Committee

Jay Carroll; Leah Ginsberg; Scott Grutzik; Joe Indeck; Will LePage; Kimberly MacDonald; Philip Noell; Michael Schuster; J.C. Stinville