Abstracts & Papers
Please prepare an abstract and submit it by
February 21 February 28, 2021 according to the instructions below. All abstracts will be categorized according to their scientific topics to comprise the conference program.
Subsequently, please prepare a final brief paper. The paper should be a limited number of pages and presented in A4 format. Writing guidelines and a template will be provided shortly. All final brief papers will be reviewed and included in the conference proceedings, which will be downloadable via the conference site.
For further details, please refer to the following.
The deadline for abstract submissions is
February 21 February 28, 2021.
The abstract template is slightly different from the one posted in 2020. Please download a new version below.
The abstract should not exceed 200 words in length. You may include one or two figures on a single page, if necessary.
Once ready, please upload your abstract as a pdf file of no greater than 3 MB using the link below.
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VHCF8 will focus on high cycle and very high cycle fatigue properties, not only for metallic materials, but also for polymers, composites, ceramics, and advanced materials, including MEMS and additive manufactured components. The conference welcomes various research topics, from fundamental aspects to practical applications. In addition to actual fatigue behaviors, state-of-the-art technologies regarding fatigue testing machines and materials analyses, including nondestructive evaluations are also appreciated. Please refer to the following scientific topics when drafting your abstract.
A: Fundamentals, physics, and mechanisms
A1 Mechanisms of crack initiation
A2 Nonpropagating cracks and growth of short and long cracks
A3 Modeling of fatigue damage and damage accumulation
B1 Influence of microstructure, defects, and notches
B2 Influence of environment and temperature
B3 Effect of mean, residual, and variable stresses
B4 Effect of various stress conditions under torsional, multiaxial, and fretting loading
B5 Effect of surface treatment
C: Experimental methods and analyses
C1 Fatigue testing machines and instrumentations
C2 Prognosis and health monitoring
C3 Nondestructive inspection and analyses
D: Applications of components and structures
D1 Statistical and probabilistic modeling and development of life estimation models
D2 Actual structures and their components
D3 Additive manufactured components
D4 Composite materials and structures
E: Material databases and their application
E1 Material databases and application systems
E2 Analysis of material databases
Final Brief Paper Preparation
The deadline for submission of the final brief paper is
May 1 May 15.
Please download the template for the final brief paper here.
The final brief paper should be from 2 to 6 pages long. Regarding the format and the guidelines of the final brief paper, please check the template carefully.
Once ready, please upload your final brief paper as a pdf file of no greater than 10 MB using the link below.