10th Meeting of ESIS-TC2 on Micromechanisms

The anniversary 10th meeting of the Technical Committee TC2 on Micromechanisms of the European Structural Integrity Society, ESIS, will be held on Monday, April 13, and Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at the Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Leoben, Austria.


Topic and abstracts:

The topic of the meeting is broad and covers all aspects of the effects of micromechanisms on fatigue and fracture. Experimental and computational studies are welcome. Reports of current investigations also can be presented.

Please send a short abstract (maximum one page) to Prof. Kolednik,otmar.kolednik@oeaw.ac.at, and in copy to Doris Schrutt, viktoria.schrutt@oeaw.ac.at.
All contributions will be presented as oral; there will be no parallel sessions. The time allocated for each presentation will be fixed after the whole program of the meeting is known.



30th November, 2014: Abstract submission
15th December, 2014: Notification of abstract acceptance


Registration fee:

The registration fee will be € 200,-.
This includes the lunches on Monday and Tuesday, the conference dinner on Monday evening, and the beverages during the meeting.

Participants will be asked to transfer the registration fee to the Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1010 Vienna. 
Please indicate the keyword PRI0667 and your family name.

Bank data: UniCredit Bank Austria AG 
IBAN: AT541100000262650519


Financial assistance:

Funding is available from ESIS TC2 to support the active participation of scientists who would be otherwise not able to attend this meeting. Financial assistance is limited to presenting authors. Support will be, in general, provided by waiving the conference fee, but

additional support might be possible. Preference will be given to candidates from countries with low GDP and young scientists.

Applications for financial assistance should be sent to Prof. Kolednik,otmar.kolednik@oeaw.ac.at, until 30th November, 2014. These applications should contain:

  • CV
  • Signed declaration of citizenship and current affiliation
  • Abstract of presentation at TC2 meeting
  • Reason why support is necessary

The selection of the candidates will be made by Prof. Pokluda, Prof. Marrow and Prof. Kolednik. The decision will be announced until January 15, 2015.



There are several hotels within walking distance from our institute:

We will announce in a later mail, how to get special rates, if possible. Early booking of the rooms is recommended.


Special issue:

During the meeting, we will discuss the possible preparation of a special issue in Engineering Fracture Mechanics or International Journal of Fatigue.


Other conferences:

  1. 11. Tagung Gefüge und Bruch will be held in Leoben from April 8-10, 2015, see here.
  2. 18th International ESAFORM Conference on Material Forming (ESAFORM 2015) will be held at the Graz University of Technology, Austria on April 15-17, 2015.


We hope to see you in Leoben soon!

With our best regards,

Otmar Kolednik, James Marrow and Jaroslav Pokluda

Prof. Otmar Kolednik (Co-Chairman of TC2)
E-mail: otmar.kolednik(at)oeaw.ac.at

Prof. James Marrow (Secretary of TC2) 
E-mail: james.marrow(at)materials.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Jaroslav Pokluda (Chairman of TC2)
E-mail: pokluda(at)fme.vutbr.cz


European Structural Integrity Society, ESIS
Schmid Institute of Materials Science

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 12:00