The main objective of The First International Conference on Damage Mechanics (ICDM1) is to bring together leading educators, researchers and practitioners discussing and exchanging ideas on recent advances in damage and fracture
mechanics. Since 1958, following the pioneering work of L. M. Kachanov, the theory of damage mechanics has in particular made significant progress and established itself capable of solving a wide range of engineering problems.
This inaugural conference will provide a forum for scientists and practicing engineers alike to present the latest findings in their research endeavor and at the same time to explore future research
directions in the fields of damage and fracture mechanics. The inauguration of the ICDM1 is also considered timely as it coincides with the 20th anniversary of the founding of the International Journal of Damage Mechanics.
Specific topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
Multiscale damage and fracture characterizations
Nano-micro damage mechanics and fracture in composites and bio-materials
Continuum damage mechanics
Computational damage mechanics and fracture
Experimental characterization and validation of damage and failure mechanisms
Diagnosis or quantification of material damage and failure
Dynamic damage, fracture and failure
Applications to metal forming and in-service structural integrity
Applications to concrete, cementitious composites, and geomaterials
Applications to nano-materials and bio-materials
Applications to aging infrastructures and structures