Aim & Scope
The Eighth International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF8) is scheduled to be held from August 31st to September 4th, 2020 in Sapporo, Japan.
After the 1980s epoch-making findings of internal fatigue fractures of high strength steel under numerous loading cycles, the very high cycle fatigue (VHCF) has been recognized as an emerging and unprecedented issue in the fields for material strength. These days, requirements for mechanical components and structures have been getting more demanding as represented by automobile engines, marine engines, turbine structures, high speed railway components, etc., and the reliability against the cyclic loading over 107 or even longer is regarded as one of the most important issue for strength design. Thus, improved understandings of the VHCF behaviors not only for metallic materials, but also for polymers and composites are essential to develop reliable fatigue life prediction methods. The Eighth International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue will focus on this topic based on the successful series of previous conferences: VHCF1 1998 in Paris, VHCF2 2001 in Vienna, VHCF3 2004 in Kusatsu, VHCF4 2007 in Ann Arbor, VHCF5 2011 in Berlin, VHCF6 2014 in Chengdu, and VHCF7 2017 in Dresden.
VHCF8 will provide a worldwide platform for scientific communication, discussion, and activities for all those interested in both fundamental aspects and practical applications. The conference will comprise of lectures by outstanding international scientists, contributed oral presentations, and posters. Suggestions for special topics are welcome. Exhibitions for testing and analyses related to VHCF researches will also be offered. The conference language is in English and the contributions are planned to be published via a renowned reviewed journal.