Welcome to CFRAC 2023

Welcome to the web site of the Seventh International Conference on Computational Modeling of Fracture and Failure of Materials and Structures (CFRAC 2023). After the previous successful conferences in Nantes (2007), Barcelona (2011), Prague (2013), Paris (2015), Nantes (2017) and Braunschweig (2019), the next edition will be hosted by the Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic, on 21-23 June 2023.

CFRAC 2023 is one of the Eccomas Thematic Conferences. It will take place on 21-23 June 2023 (Wednesday-Friday), with registration and welcome drink on 20 June (Tuesday) between 4pm and 7pm. The scientific program will consist of 5 plenary lectures, a special fracture benchmark and numerous parallel sessions assembled into 13 minisymposia.

The call for abstracts is now open. The initial deadline for submission of one-page abstracts was 31 January 2023. The deadline is extended until 10 February 2023, but we would be grateful to potential participants if they do not postpone the submission more than necessary, so that we have enough time for abstract evaluation.

On 3 February 2023, details of the fracture benchmark were disclosed. All CFRAC participants are invited to take part in this exercise, which focuses on simulations of crack propagation in plexiglass plates (two-dimensional setting). Experimental data for two tests are provided, and the participants are expected to calibrate their models and provide blind predictions of two other tests. The results will be discussed in one or more special sessions at CFRAC.