The 6th edition of International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures (CFRAC 2019) will be organised on 12-14 June 2019 in Braunschweig, the second largest city in Lower Saxony, a powerful and influential centre of commerce in medieval Germany, and now a major centre of scientific research and development.
The previous five editions of this conference were held in Nantes (CFRAC 2007), Barcelona (CFRAC 2011), Prague (CFRAC 2013), Cachan (CFRAC 2015) and Nantes (CFRAC 2017)
The aim of CFRAC 2019 is to gather academic researchers and industrial partners involved in development and application of numerical procedures for fracture and failure simulation of materials and structures, in an effort to facilitate the exchange of ideas in topics of mutual interest and to serve as a platform for establishing links among research groups in Europe and worldwide.
Designers of engineering structures must answer to ever increasing requests on performance in terms of safety, reliability, durability, low cost and low energy consumption. As new materials and new applications arise, traditional design rules and conventional testing methods become insufficient or inapplicable, which strengthens the role of computational methods in the design process. Numerical tools can accelerate the development of new products and their optimization.
The conference is one of the Thematic Conferences of the European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS). It is also supported by other scientific organizations in Europe and worldwide.