7th International Workshop on Flow and Fracture of Advanced Glasses

Aalborg, Denmark – July 2-5, 2017

Continuing the series of previous symposia held in:

  • Rennes, France, 2001
  • Trento, Italy, 2003
  • Penn-State, USA, 2005
  • Shiga, Japan, 2007
  • Saint-Malo, France, 2011
  • Weimar, Germany, 2014

the "7th International Workshop on Flow and Fracture of Advanced Glasses" will present the state-of-the-art research in the physics, chemistry, and mechanics of flow and fracture processes in glassy solids, covering aspects from fundamental understanding to advanced applications.

Scientists and technologists from academia and industry involved in any theoretical or experimental study of deformation, viscous flow, cracking, dynamic fracture, fatigue etc. are welcome.

Important dates

  • EXTENDED abstract submission deadline: Feb. 15, 2017”
  • Early bird registration deadline: March 1, 2017
  • Final program distribution: May 15, 2017

FFAG-7 Topics

The workshop will deal with theoretical as well as experimental aspects of fracture and flow of non-crystalline materials, covering the fields of metallic, inorganic non-oxide, and oxide glasses, in addition to any hybrid glass systems.  The reported research will include results at all scales, from the atomistic details of the crack tip to the large-scale behavior of civil engineering structures.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • deformation processes, including shear and compaction
  • relation between liquid fragility and fracture toughness
  • glass sub-Tg relaxation and strength
  • sub-critical crack growth and fatigue
  • dynamic fracture and fractography
  • network topology and elastic properties
  • glasses with superior mechanical properties
  • structural connection to deformation and fracture
  • response to extreme conditions, such as pressure and radiation
  • toughening strategies, such as thermal or chemical toughening
  • fundamentals of crack tip formation and propagation
  • glass fiber fracture