VHCF8

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.


Abstract Preparation

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.


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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.


Submission site

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Scientific Topics

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


B: Parameters

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.


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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.


Submission site