Papers | SIF 2018 | 11th International Conference on Structural Integrity and Failure


All papers will be peer reviewed, and only the accepted papers will be published in conference proceedings. All submitted papers must meet the guidelines outlined in the conference website. Only one paper with at least one confirmed pre-registration will be included in the proceedings; the paper should be at least three pages and no more than five pages. Papers should be submitted using the template provided.

A post conference special issue in a leading fracture mechanics journal is being negotiated.

Conference topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Damage and Fracture Mechanics
  • Building Materials and Civil Structures
  • Structural Failures and Failure Investigation
  • Composites and Hybrids
  • Computational Methods
  • Multi‐functional Composites
  • Contact Mechanics and Tribology
  • Green and Natural Composites
  • Fatigue and Life Assessment
  • Polymer Processing
  • Biomechanics
  • Sandwich Structures
  • Geomechanics
  • Fire and High Temperature Performance
  • Impact and Blast Loading
  • Energy Materials (Storage)
  • Machine Dynamics
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Structural Mechanics
  • Joining and Repair
  • Micro and Nano‐Mechanics
  • Reliability and Maintenance Engineering
  • Plasticity and Viscoelasticity
  • Testing and Non-Destructive Evaluation
  • Machining and Advanced Manufacturing
  • Fractures in Geomaterials and Earth’s Crust, Hydraulic Fracturing


The Program Committee will evaluate submissions for quality, relevance to the conference, theme, clarity and originality.

Best Student Paper Award / Best Student Presentation Award

Papers submitted by PhD students (co-authorship with supervisors is allowed) nominated by the supervisor(s) will be considered by the Local Organising Committee for the best paper award.

Prizes will be awarded to the best paper and the best presentation.

Submission Deadline: 30 August 2018