ICDM4 Postponed Until May 18-21, 2021

After extensive deliberations with our colleagues from China, Korea, Italy, and other nations affected by the COVID-19 virus (or coronavirus), the conference organizing committee and the Board of the International Damage Mechanics Conference has agreed that delaying the conference until May 18-21, 2021 is in everyone's best interest. This is being done as a precautionary measure and in the interest of the well-being of our participants.
The location for the 2021 event will be at Louisiana State University. We hope that this postponement does not prove to be inconvenient for you and/or your colleagues.
I would also like to emphasize that some special issues pertaining to the symposia of the ICDM4 conference will be published as full papers in IJDM with a deadline of November 1st, 2020. Details for the process of submission will follow on the ICDM4 web site. This is only if at least one of the authors participates in the ICDM4 2021 conference.

Thank you for your understanding and please be safe.
Updates for the deadlines of the 2021 ICDM4 Conference will follow soon

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Fourth International Conference on Damage Mechanics May 18 - 21, 2021 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



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Since 1958, following the pioneering work of L. M. Kachanov, the theory of damage mechanics has in particular made significant progress and established itself capable of solving a wide range of engineering problems. To date, the damage mechanics is a clearly identified scientific discipline focused on studying the effect of various nano, micro and macro defects on the behavior of materials, bridging the gap between the well-established fields of continuum inelastic deformations and the classical fracture mechanics with growing macroscopic cracks. The main objective of the conferences series entitled the n-th International Conference on Damage Mechanics (ICDMn) is to bring together leading educators, researchers, scientists, engineers and other practitioners discussing and exchanging ideas on recent advances in the field of damage mechanics. On the foundation of the International Journal of Damage Mechanics (IJDM), this conference series, held every three years, aims to become the premier international forum on damage mechanics research dissemination.

ICDM1 took place in Belgrade, Serbia (June 25-27th, 2012), ICDM2  took place in Troyes, France (July 8-11th, 2015) and ICDM3 was held at Tongji University, Shanghai, China (July 4-6th, 2018). All three of them attracted many researchers and engineers from nearly 50 countries.

The Fourth International Conference on Damage Mechanics (ICDM4) will be held at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on Tue, May 18 - Fri, May 21, 2021. This event will be a forum to present the newest findings and to depict the future development in damage and failure mechanics.

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Patrick F. Taylor Hall

LSU College of Engineering,

Baton Rouge, LA 70803

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 thru
Friday, May 21, 2021

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Prof. Zdeněk P. Bažant

Northwestern University, USA

W.P. Murphy Professor, Chair and McCormick Institute Professor, Director of Center for Geomaterials, he is ranked No. 1 in Civil Engineering, and No. 2 in engineering of all fields. He is among top 0.0056% of all six million scientists worldwide.

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Prof. Alberto Carpinteri

Politecnico di Torino, Italy

Professor of Solid and Structural Mechanics Department of Structural, Geotechnical and Building Engineering

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Assoc Prof. Ron Peerlings

Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands

Department of Mechanical Engineering

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Prof. Cemal Basaran

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering and the Director of Electronic Packaging Laboratory

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Prof. Lizhi Sun

University of California, Irvine, CA

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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