TC3 – 8th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP 2024)

The 8th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP 2024) is organised by TC3 Fatigue of Engineering Materials and Structures of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS) and by the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF).
The CP 2024 edition will take place in Rimini, Italy and online (10 – 12 September 2024).

Main Topics of the Conference
Crack growth can take place under both static and fatigue loading. The complete solution of a crack growth problem includes the determination of the crack path. The crack path in critical components or structures where crack propagation occurs can determine whether failure is benign or catastrophic. Knowledge of potential crack paths is also needed for the selection of appropriate non-destructive testing procedures.
This Conference follows the Conferences in Parma in 2003 and 2006, Vicenza in 2009, Gaeta in 2012, Ferrara in 2015, Verona in 2018 and online in 2021.
Members of different industrial laboratories and scientists from all over the world are invited to contribute with presentations on any of the following topics (in the case of both static and fatigue loading):
Experimental Determination of CP
Theoretical Prediction of CP
Integrity Assessments based on CP Evaluation
Microscopic Aspects of CP
CP of Surface Cracks
CP of Short Cracks
Effect of Large Scale Yielding on CP
Effect of Material Inhomogeneities on CP
Effect of Non-Proportional Cyclic Loading on CP
Effect of Environmental Conditions on CP
CP in Advanced Materials
Laboratory Methods of Controlling CP
In-Service Inspection of CP
Application of CP Concepts and Data in Design
CP in Additive Manufacturing Processes
Industrial Application of CP Concepts and Data