OBJECTIVES OF THE ICDM CONFERENCES SERIES
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) was held at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA on Mon, May 15 - Thur, May 18, 2023. This event was a forum used to present the newest findings and depicted the future developments in damage and failure mechanics.