Fatigue damage represents one of the most important types of damage to which structural materials are subjected to normal industrial services that can finally result in a sudden and unexpected abrupt fracture. Since metal alloys are still today the most used materials in designing the majority of components and structures able to carry the highest service loads, the study of the different aspects of metals fatigue attracts the permanent attention of scientists, engineers, and designers. The first International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM) was organized in Brno, Czech Republic in 1968. Afterward, regular Colloquia on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals started in 1972 also in Brno and were originally limited to participants from the countries of the former “Eastern Block”.
They continued until the 12th Colloquium in 1994 (Miskolc, Hungary) every two years. After a break twelve years long, the Colloquia restarted in 2006 (Ternopil, Ukraine), followed by the ones in 2008 (Varna, Bulgaria), 2010 (Opole, Poland), 2012 (Brno, Czech Republic), 2014 (Verbania, Italy), 2016 (Gijon, Asturias, Spain), 2018 (Porto, Portugal), until the last one, which was organized in 2021 in in Wrocław City, Poland.
The XXI-st ICMFM will be held on 22–24 May 2023, at the Institute of Physics of Materials, the Czech Academy of Sciences in Brno, Czech Republic.
The aim of this international colloquium is to facilitate and promote the face to face personal exchange of knowledge and experience between researchers involved in basic and applied research on fatigue of metallic materials, which has been disrupted by a long period of covid restrictions.