21 juin 2023 -
23 juin 2023 / Prague


CFRAC 2023 – Seventh International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures


The following topics are of particular interest:

  • Algorithms for crack propagation and evolving discontinuities
  • Continuum damage mechanics
  • Coupled experimental-computational identification
  • Data-driven modeling approaches applied to fracture
  • Discrete failure models – particle and lattice models
  • Coupled experimental-computational identification
  • Ductile and large-deformation fracture
  • Dynamic fracture, crack branching
  • Failure mechanisms in forming processes
  • Fatigue, effects of cyclic loading
  • Fracture of composites
  • Fracture of nano-structures
  • Fragmentation
  • Interaction of fracture with heat and moisture transport
  • Interpolation enrichments capturing strong discontinuities
  • Micro-cracking
  • Multi-scale analysis for cracks
  • Objective description of localized strain, regularization methods
  • Transition from damage to fracture


The scientific program of CFRAC 2023 is composed of 5 plenary lectures, a special fracture benchmark (to be announced later) and 13 minisymposia devoted to various topics within the general theme of computational fracture and failure. Each minisymposium will feature one or more sessions, typically with 5 or 6 presentations per session. Short descriptions of individual minisymposia can be displayed by clicking on the minisymposium title.

Connecting scales and disciplines to model fracture
A. Dakkouri-Baldauf (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany), P. Steinmann (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)

Cyclic damage processes in concrete
F. Aldakheel (Leibniz U., Hannover, Germany), M. Kaliske (TU Dresden, Germany), G. Meschke (Ruhr-U., Bochum, Germany), J. Schröder (U. Duisburg-Essen, Germany), H. Steeb (U. Stuttgart, Germany), J. Storm (TU Dresden, Germany), P. Wriggers (Leibniz U., Hannover, Germany)

Data, damage and fracture
O. Allix (ENS Paris-Saclay, France), P. Carrara (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Ductile fracture
P.-O. Bouchard (CEMEF, Mines-ParisTech, Sophia Antipolis, France), J. M. A. César de Sá (U. of Porto, Portugal), R. H. J. Peerlings (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Dynamic fracture of materials and structures
I. Kožar (U. of Rijeka, Croatia), J. Ožbolt (U. of Stuttgart, Germany)

Discrete models for material failure
G. Cusatis (Northwestern University, USA), J. Eliáš (Brno University of Technology, Czechia), F. Kun (University of Debrecen, Hungary), F. Wittel (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

Enriched finite element formulations for fracture
J. Alfaiate (Tecnico, U. de Lisboa, Portugal), L. J. Sluys (TU Delft, The Netherlands)

Finite fracture mechanics: Models and applications
I. García (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), D. Leguillon (Sorbonne Université, France), V. Mantič (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain), A. Sapora (Politecnico di Torino, Italy)

Fracture and damage of composites and laminates
P. P. Camanho (U. of Porto, Portugal), S. Hallett (U. of Bristol, United Kingdom), J. Remmers (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands)

Multi-scale analysis of damage and fracture
M. G. D. Geers (TU Eindhoven, The Netherlands), A. E. Huespe (Universidad Nacional del Litoral, Argentina), S. Loehnert (TU Dresden, Germany)

Quasi-brittle cracking, coupled processes and hydraulic fractures
I. Carol (UPC Barcelona, Spain), G. Pijaudier-Cabot (University of Pau, France), G. Xotta (University of Padova, Italy)

Theoretical and numerical aspects of regularized failure models: phase-field and other models
L. De Lorenzis (ETH Zurich, Switzerland), M. Jirásek (CTU Prague, Czechia), C. Maurini (Université Sorbonne, France), N. Moës (Ecole Centrale de Nantes, France)

Theory of fracture, crack propagation criteria and crack tracking algorithms
M. Ortiz (California Institute of Technology, USA), A. Pandolfi (Politecnico di Milano, Italy)

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21 juin 2023 -
23 juin 2023


Czech Technical University
Jugoslávských partyzánů 1580/3, Prague
République tchèque


Prof. Milan Jirásek
Phone: +420 224 354 481
Email: milan.jirasek@cvut.cz

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