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Fourth International Conference on Damage Mechanics May 19 - 22, 2020 at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana



Louisiana State University,

Baton Rouge, LA 70803



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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 19 - Fri, May 22, 2020. 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 19, 2020 thru
Friday, May 22, 2020

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Plenary Lectures Speakers Table


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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