Welcome to International Conference on Plasticity, Damage, and Fracture 2020

ICPDF 2020: Jan. 3-9, 2020, Barcelo Maya GrandResort, Rivera Maya, Mexico



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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLASTICITY, DAMAGE & FRACTURE 2020 (ICPDF 2020), will take place at the Barcelo Maya Grand Resort, Rivera Maya, January 3-9, 2020, south of Cancun Mexico. This Conference series is the prime forum for plasticity, damage and fracture research dissemination as usually 300-400 scientists from around the world participate in this conference, including many IJP editorial board members, authors and reviewers, as well as several editors of other journals.

The conference will focus on multi-scale computational PDF, PDF of emerging materials (nano-crystalline solids, thin films, bio-materials, polymers etc.) and micro mechanics of plastic deformation and texture evolution, including materials science aspects, metal forming, and elastic-plastic damage and fracture mechanics. However, presentations in any area of plasticity, damage & fracture will be welcomed, especially experimental and materials science studies related to plastic deformation, damage and fracture. Thus topics of interest include but not limited to, plastic and visco-plastic behaviors of single crystals and poly-crystalline metals, nano-crystalline metals, thin films, bio-materials, ceramics, ice, rocks and soils, composite materials andpolymers, as well as plasticity aspects of damage, failure and fracture mechanics. Conference presentations must include significant amount of original unpublished research related to experimental, numerical or theoretical analyses of the inelastic behavior of solids subjected to quasi-static, dynamic or cyclic thermo-mechanical loading.

A one-page abstract and your presentation at the conference are for quick dissemination of your research. The optional full-length papers are published

in the International Journal of Plasticity after the standard peer review process and acceptance, for archival reference. The journal has the highest impact factor among all prominent solid mechanics and material science journals for past several years. Please see the journal details at: http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ijplas/

The full-length papers should be submitted for publication consideration anytime from six months before, to six months after the symposium. We expect this conference to be as outstanding, both technically and socially, as its predecessors, including the one in Whistler (July 2000), Aruba (Jan. 2002), Quebec City (July 2003), Kauai (January 2005), Halifax (July 2006) Alyeska Resort south of Anchorage (June 2007), Sheraton Keauhou Bay Resort (January, 2008), St. Thomas Frenchmans Reef and Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort (January 2009), St. Kitts Marriott Resort (January 2010), Marriott Puerto Vallarta Resort & Spa (January 2011), Rio Mar Beach Resort in San Juan (January 2012), Nassau Sheraton (January 2013), Grand Lucayan Resort at Freeport (January 2014), Rose Hall Hilton in Montego Bay, Jamaica (January 2015), Sheraton Kona, Hawaii (January 2016), and Marriott Puerto Vallarta in Mexico (2017), InterContinental Sa Juan, Puerto Rico, USA (2018), and Westin Playa Bonita in Panama City, Panama (2019).



The Barcelo Maya Grand Resort in Rivera Maya, Mexico, is an oceanfront property with its own beach. There are numerous direct and connecting flights to Cancun, Mexico, from major US, Canadian and European cities. Participants from Asia may connect via Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Dallas, London, Frankfurt, Paris and Washington, to Cancun. The temp. is expected to be around 80 F.

You must reserve the hotel only for the days that you plan to attend the conf. as your paper will be arranged within your hotel reservation. This time a one night deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment of all nights on or before Nov. 15, 2019. If you do not plan to attend the entire conf. which is preferred, then you should reserve within the first half (Jan. 2-6), or the second half (Jan. 6-10). The registration fee will be higher if you do not stay at least 4 nights. Technical sessions will start on Jan. 3 and continue possibly to the morning of Jan. 9; the two conf. dinners are expected to be on Jan 3 and Jan. 8. It will be great if you could attend both or at least one of the conf. dinners. The link for reservation will be provided later in May 2019, it will take you directly to the conf. rates. You must make reservation yourself w/o involving a travel agent or a third party as otherwise you cannot get the heavily discounted conf. rates.



The presentations will include key-note invited lectures and invited presentations in each of four parallel sessions. The invited key-note lecture of 30 minutes duration is expected to partly give an overview of the subject with almost 15 minutes being devoted to the results of other researchers. Invited presentations will be allotted 15 minutes. All presentations, including invited lectures, must contain a significant amount of unpublished results. A session of two hours will normally include two lectures and four invited talks. Computer projectors will be available for your presentation.

Kindly follow the deadlines given at the top.