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



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.


Extention Given for Extended Abstracts 

The ICMFF13 Conference Chairs have extended the deadline to submit Extended Abstracts to June 1st. As a reminder, all accepted corresponding authors must submit an extended abstract for the ICMFF13 in order to present. Please email your extended abstract directly to symposia@astm.org no later than June 1, 2022.

Please see the following documents for your reference:

ICMFF13 Conf Extended Abstract Author Instructions

ICMFF13 Conf Extended Abstract Template


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

To view the technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names), please click here.


A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by EARLY, MID, LATE MONTH YEAR.



Pre-registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the conference.


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

SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP attendees interested in receiving 0.35 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) must complete the CEU application form in the back of the program booklet and submit it to an ASTM staff member on site. You must be registered and have attended the entire event in order to receive the CEU’s. A certificate will be sent to the attendee approximately 2 to 4 weeks after the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

The conference will be held at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. More information on how to make your sleeping room reservation will be posted approximately 12 weeks prior to the start of the event.


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.