Plenary Lectures

The conference programme will include the following distinguished plenary lectures: 


(Northwestern University, USA)

Reappraisal of phase-field, peridynamics and other fracture models in light of classical fracture tests and new gap test

 Jan CERVENKA (Cervenka Consulting s.r.o, Czech Republic)On the application of nonlinear analysis in the design and assessment of reinforced concrete structures
Tony JEFFERSON (Cardiff University, UK)The numerical simulation of self-healing cementitious materials
Paulo LOURENCO (University of Minho, Portugal)Building resilience and masonry structures: How can computational modeling help?
Gilles PIJAUDIER-CABOT (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, France)Surface and size effects on elasticity and fracture

Franz-Josef ULM
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

Fluctuation-based fracture mechanics of heterogeneous materials and structures in the semigrand canonical ensemble