21st International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (43rd National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics)

(In-person only event)

Date: November 8, 2023 - November 10, 2023

Event Location:  Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Organized by: ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture



About the Event

 21st International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics (43rd National Symposium on Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics) will be held Wednesday through Friday, November 8, 2023 through November 10, 2023. Co-sponsored by ASTM International's Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture and the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS), the symposium will be held at the Washington Hilton, Washington, District of Columbia, United States in conjunction with the November standards development meetings of ASTM Commitee E08.  The language of the symposium will be English.


Objective and Scope

Fatigue and fracture behaviors of engineered components are of interest today across an increasingly broad spectrum of communities ranging from aerospace, surface transportation, power generation, and petroleum to the semiconductor, biomedical, and micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) worlds. Each of these areas presents its own challenges to the development and application of engineering approaches to predict, optimize and manage structural integrity and remaining life of critical systems. The required fatigue and fracture methodologies depend upon robust and accurate models of the damage formation, damage accumulation and failure mechanisms that operate within each of these domains, as well as an accurate characterization of the material response to the combined effects of loading, loading rate, environmental conditions, and engineered or naturally occurring material heterogeneity. These challenges are further complicated by the increasing use of new materials and manufacturing technologies.
This symposium is intended to be a forum for exchange of ideas, test methods, data, and analysis methods across a broad range of fatigue and fracture mechanics topics, materials, and engineered components, including metallic materials, composites, and hybrid materials.

Topics may include, but are not limited to:
•    Fracture & fatigue of advanced materials
•    Fracture & fatigue of thin films
•    High temperature creep fracture
•    Fretting fatigue
•    Thermal-mechanical fatigue
•    Stress corrosion & corrosion fatigue
•    Environment assisted fracture
•    Fracture in ceramics
•    Fracture in polymers
•    Nonlinear & linear fracture mechanics
•    Computational fracture mechanics
•    Nondestructive testing for fracture prevention
•    Fracture in biological materials
•    Structural integrity assessments
•    Probabilistic fracture mechanics
•    Dynamic & high strain rate fracture
•    Fracture in weldments
•    Fatigue and fracture of composites
•    Fatigue and fracture of additive manufacturing
•    Ultra-high-cycle fatigue
•    Residual stress effects on fatigue and fracture
•    Statistical aspects of fatigue and fracture
•    Fatigue and fracture modeling verification and validation
•    Fatigue and fracture data analytics including Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning
•    Digital twin for fatigue and fracture life assessment


Dr. M.R. Mitchell Student Presentation Forum

Graduate and undergraduate students are cordially invited to an ASTM International sponsored student presentation competition to be held in Washington, DC on November 8th, 2023. The competition will be held as a part of the 21st International ASTM/ESIS Symposium on Fatigue & Fracture Mechanics and in conjunction with the meeting of the ASTM Committee E08 on Fatigue and Fracture. Presentations concerned with any aspect of fatigue and fracture mechanics are invited. Participants will be asked to prepare an abstract in addition to the presentation, but full papers are not associated with the student presentations. Abstract is requested to be submitted by July 31st, 2023.

Each participating student will receive:
•    Free* hotel accommodations during stay in Washington, DC
•    Access to all E08 committee meetings on November 6th to November 7th, 2023
•    Access to 21st International ASTM/ESIS Symposium (registration fees will be waived)
•    One-year free membership in ASTM International, including an on-line subscription to the Standardization           News magazine

*If needed, ASTM Committee E08 will reimburse students for hotel room costs (lodging and room tax only) for up to three nights. There must be two students per room (coordinated by the Workshop organizer). If a student does not share a room, he/she will receive only 50% of the total room cost. A student must be a presenter at the Workshop of her/his work in order to be reimbursed.

Compete for this Award for a $200 prize and a commemorative award plaque!

Students are strongly encouraged to attend and network with many of the most highly regarded academic, industrial and government lab professionals in the fatigue and fracture community.

For further information and abstract submission, please contact: Dr. Santosh Narasimhachary (santosh.narasimhachary@siemens.com), Dr. Pedro Moreira (pmoreira@inegi.up.pt), and Dr. Min Liao (min.liao@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca).


Publication Information

Based on the technical quality of the abstracts, presenters may be contacted to submit a full paper for the planned special issues of ASTM’s Materials Performance and Characterization (MPC). You will be notified by February 28, 2023, if the Editors would like you to submit a full paper for a special issue. Papers will be peer reviewed prior to publication in any special issue.

Manuscripts to be peer reviewed for the special issue are due online at the ASTM Editorial Office no later than August 15, 2023.  The corresponding author will receive a copy of their paper in an electronic format.  All published authors will have the opportunity to purchase reprints of their papers at a nominal cost.

Please note that all submitted papers are subject to peer review by two independent reviewers. The special issue will be submitted to the Library of Congress with an ISBN number and will be reviewed for inclusion in the Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index (CPCI) and Google Scholar.


Abstract Submission

To participate in the symposium, authors must submit a 2 to 3-page abstract using the ASTM Extended Abstracts template provided in the ASTM Abstract Submission Portal no later than January 13, 2023

To be considered, abstracts must include a clear definition of the objective and approach of the work discussed, pointing out material that is new, and present sufficient details regarding results.  The presentation and manuscript must not be of a commercial nature, nor can it have been previously published.  Because a limited number of abstracts will be accepted, authors must make sure their abstract is complete to allow for careful assessment of the paper's suitability for this symposium.  Authors will be notified via email by February 15, 2023, of their paper’s acceptability for presentation at the symposium.  The extended abstracts will be included in the symposium program booklet, but will not be peer-reviewed or copy-edited, so accepted authors will need to strive to submit material suitable for distribution, as-submitted.


Technical Program

A technical program (presentation times, paper titles, and presenters’ names) will be posted on the ASTM website by early September.



Registration opens approximately 10 weeks before the start of the symposium.



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




ASTM Member $100.00 $200.00
Non-member $200.00 $300.00
Presenter $100.00 $200.00
Session Chair $50.00 $100.00
Student Free Free

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

Students – Students may be eligible for a reduced registration fee provided they meet certain requirements. To qualify for the reduced fee you must be a full-time student, not employed full-time, and be able to provide a current valid university email address for registration.  To register as a student, please email ASTM Symposia Operations at symposia@astm.org.

Cancellations – A refund of the SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP 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: 610-832-9522, or ASTM Technical Support at https://www.astm.org/contact.


Technical Chair Contact Information

Dr. Santosh Narasimhachary
Siemens Technology, Charlotte, NC, USA
Email: santosh.narasimhachary@siemens.com
Phone: +1 704-449-9588

Dr. Pedro Moreira
INEGI, Porto, Portugal
Email: pmoreira@inegi.up.pt
Phone: +351-938-758-186

Dr. Min Liao
National Research Council Canada (NRC), Ottawa, Canada
Email: min.liao@nrc-cnrc.gc.ca
Phone: +1 613-415-9693


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 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 SYMPOSIUM/WORKSHOP concludes.


Hotel Information

The event will be held at the Washington Hilton in Washington, District of Columbia. 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

ASTM Committee E08 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. For more information about the committee and future meeting dates, please visit the Committee E08 Homepage, or contact the ASTM Staff Manager, Brian Milewski at bmilewski@astm.org