13th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (ICMFF13)


Date: November 2, 2022 - November 4, 2022

Event Location:  Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture



Keynote Speakers

Franck Morel, Arts et Métiers Campus Angers, France
Presenting "Effect of Inherent Defects on Multiaxial High Cycle Fatigue Behavior of an Additive Manufactured Steel 316L"

Manuel Freitas, IDMEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Portugal
Presenting "Tension/torsion Ultrasonic Fatigue Testing for Different Axial/Shear Stress Ratios"

José Alexander Araújo, University of Brasília, Brazil
Presenting "Fretting Fatigue of Aeronautical Alloys at Room and Elevated Temperature: Recent Tests and Modelling"


About the Event

This event will mark the 40th anniversary of the first Symposium on Multiaxial Fatigue sponsored by ASTM held in December 1982. The meeting will be held Wednesday through Friday, November 2-4, 2022 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, LA, USA in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture.


Objective and Scope

The objective of this conference is to share the latest international research developments in the field of multiaxial fatigue and fracture. Though commonly encountered in applications, multiaxial stress states are typically studied in the laboratory only in a limited way. Persistent limitations in understanding of mechanisms and design methodologies for multiaxial fatigue continue to place this subject on the forefront of research, spanning experiments, modeling and simulation, applications, and design.

Abstract topics include, but are not limited to, studies involving:

  • Cyclic deformation under multiaxial loading, including load history effects
  • Fatigue crack formation and early growth processes, mechanisms, and models
  • Mixed-mode fatigue crack growth, including small fatigue cracks
  • Advances in understanding of multiaxial fatigue offered by in situ experimental methods, microstructure-sensitive computational simulations, and/or data science
  • Multiaxial fatigue design issues including notches, variable amplitude loading, contact and fretting, residual stress effects, and case studies
  • Environmental effects including multiaxial thermal fatigue and coupling with creep phenomena

The language of the conference will be English.


Publication Information

Based on the technical quality of the abstracts, presenters may be contacted after the conference to submit a full paper for one of several planned special issues of journals. You will be notified by November 30, 2022 if the Editors would like you to submit a full paper for a special issue. The journals include ASTM’s Materials Performance and Characterization (MPC), International Journal of Fatigue, and Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics. The Editor of ASTM’s MPC will coordinate with the ICMFF13 Co-Chairs regarding placement of papers into each journal according to topical theme. Papers will be peer reviewed prior to publication in any special issue.


Technical Program

Please click the button below to view the techincal program.


Conference Dinner

Riverboat City of New Orleans

Dearture Location: 400 Toulouse St, New Orleans, LA 70130

Boarding: 6:00pm CDT

Cruising: 7:00pm - 9:00pm CDT

What is included: Boarding photo, cocktails, dinner, jazz music and two hours of cruising down the mighty Mississippi River.

Transportation will not be provided, however the departure location is a 10 minute walk or 5 minute car ride from the conference hotel.

You must register for the dinner in advance.  We will not be able to accommodate walk-up registration.  Registration for the dinner will be verified at the departure location prior to boarding the boat. 



Registration is now open. The fees to attend this event are listed below.

Conference Fees


September 30, 2022

After September 30, 2022
ASTM Member (Includes Welcome Reception) $850.00 $1,150.00
Non-member (Includes Welcome Reception) $1,050.00 $1,350.00
Conference Dinner (For Conference Attendees) $185.00 $285.00


Welcome Reception and Conference Dinner Guests


September 30, 2022

After September 30, 2022
1 Guest $275.00 $375.00
2 Guests $550.00 $650.00
3 Guests $825.00 $925.00
4 Guests $1,100.00 $1,200.00

All Attendees – All attendees are urged to register for this conference before arriving onsite. All attendees must check in at the ASTM Registration Area to obtain their name badge before entering the event room.

Cancellations – A refund of the conference fee will be honored only if requested at least 10 business days prior to the start of the event. To cancel your registration and request a refund, please contact Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org or 610-832-9698.

If you have questions concerning online registration, please contact Symposia Operations at
symposia@astm.org Tel: 610-832-9698, or ASTM Technical Support at support@astm.org or 1-877-909-2786 (domestic) or 610-832-9578 (international).


Technical Chair Contact Information

Additional information about the conference is available from Conference Co-Chairs.

Ali Fatemi
University of Memphis
Phone: +1 (901) 678-2257
Email: afatemi@memphis.edu

David McDowell
Georgia Institute of Technology
Phone: +1 (404) 894-5128
Email: David.mcdowell@me.gatech.edu


Continuing Education Units

Conference attendees interested in receiving 1.2 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and email it to ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to you via email approximately 1 to 2 weeks after the conference concludes.


Hotel Information

The conference will held at The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, 500 Canal Street, LA 73101.

Reservation Information:

Please support ASTM International by reserving your sleeping room at our official November Committee Week Hotel and Meeting site.

The discounted rate will be honored until the ASTM block is full, but no later than September 26th, 2022. The ASTM rate is $209 plus tax. You may be charged a higher rate if reservations are received after the cut-off date, or when the block is full. The hotel requires a credit card to guarantee your reservation, once submitted a confirmation number will be provided electronically.

To book accommodations using the ASTM rate, please click here: Sheraton New Orleans Hotel Reservations

The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel has a limited number of rooms at the government per diem rate. Reservations may be made via our online reservation system, using the blue hyperlink above. You must present your ID at the front desk upon check-in.

CANCELLATION/CHANGE POLICY: At the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel, notice of cancelation must be received 3 days prior to day of arrival in order to avoid a charge. Failure to do so will incur a penalty equal to the cost of one night's room and tax.

IMPORTANT! ASTM Rates are non-commissionable. If you book your reservation through an online travel agent, they must ask for a non- commissioned ASTM Group Rate. ASTM cannot adjust your higher rate if the accommodations were reserved via an online (Expedia, Trivago, Kayak, etc.) travel agency.

The November Committee Week Hotel provides prime meeting space for your committee meetings, events and activities. ASTM International is legally bound to fill the contracted guest room block and an inability to fill the block will result in severe financial penalties which could affect negotiations and increase costs for future meetings.

INTERNET: The Sheraton New Orleans Hotel offers wireless internet connection for a surcharge of $14.95 daily. Members of the Marriott Bonvoy Loyalty Program will receive complimentary standard in-room internet access during their stay. To sign-up for Marriott Bonvoy or receive further information on the program, please visit: Join Marriott Bonvoy.


Standards Development Meetings

The ASTM sponsoring committee invites you to attend their future standards development meetings. There is no fee to attend these meetings, and membership in ASTM International is not required to attend. For more information about the committee and their future meetings, please visit the Committee E08 Homepage.