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First held in Sendai, Japan in 1965 and at four-year intervals since then, ICF has provided an international forum for highlighting individual and national accomplishments in the general fields of fracture mechanics, material strength and structural integrity. The conference has been held at venues around the world including the USA, UK, Germany, France, and India. ICF4, held in Canada almost 30 years ago, was a highlight of successful organization and scientific communication.
Founded by Professor T. Yokobori in 1965, the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) is today the premier international body for promoting worldwide cooperation among scientists and engineers dealing with mechanics and mechanisms of fracture, fatigue and strength of solids. Over the years, ICF has made considerable progresses in providing an international forum for highlighting individual and national accomplishments in the general fields of Fracture Mechanics, Material Strength and Structural Integrity. The international conference of ICF takes place every four years and in 2009 the International Conference on Fracture, ICF12 will be held in Ottawa Canada, while in 2013 it will take place in Beijing, China.
The 14th International Conference on Fracture will focus on key issues in structural integrity, strength and fracture of materials and structures for the 21st century, including applications in geophysics, medicine, integrated modeling and engineering.
The 14th International Conference on Fracture will comprise invited lectures together with contributed oral and poster presentations covering all aspects of strength and fracture.
The language of the conference will be English.


PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

ICF-1 Sendai (Japan) 1965
ICF-2 Brighton (UK) 1969
ICF-3 Munich (Germany) 1973
ICF-4 Waterloo (Canada) 1977
ICF-5 Cannes (France) 1981
ICF-6 New Delhi (India) 1984
ICF-7 Houston (USA) 1989
ICF-8 Kiev (Ukraine) 1993
ICF-9 Sydney (Australia) 1997
ICF-10 Honolulu (USA) 2001
ICF-11 Torino (Italy) 2005
ICF-12 Ottawa (Canada) 2009
ICF-13 Beijing (China) 2013

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 2009-2013

Founder President T. Yokobori (Japan)
President Al. Carpinteri (Italy)
Senior Vice President S. W. Yu (China)

Vice Presidents

  

M. ElBoujdaini (Canada)
A. Saxena (USA)

 

Directors

 

 

E. E. Gdoutos (Greece)
C. Volkert (Germany)
R. Goldstein (Russia)
T. Y. Zhang (Hong Kong, China)
M. J. Hoffman (Australia)
Secretary General
Treasurer/Liaison Officer
T. Yokobori Jr (Japan)
D. M. R. Taplin (UK)