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The 21st international conference on fracture and damage mechanics (FDM 2023) will take place at South Kensington Campus of Imperial College, London, UK, September 12-14th, 2023. The conference follows the success of previous meetings held in London, UK (1999), Milan, Italy (2001), Paderborn, Germany (2003),Mallroca, Spain (2005), Harbin, China (2006), Madeira, Portugal (2007) , Seoul, Korea(2008), St. George, Malta(2009), Nagasaki, Japan(2010), Dubrovnik, Croatia (2011),Xian, China (2012), Sardinia, Italy (2013), Ponta Delgado, Azores (2014), Budva,Montenegro (2015), Alicante, Spain (2016), Florence, Italy (2017), Seville, Spain(2018), Rodos, Greece (2019), Virtual (2020) and Malaga, Spain (2022).

The conference series has the support of the experts in the field of fracture and damage mechanics and, and Structural Health Monitoring. FDM has become established as a leading international forum for presentating latest research. The high quality researches presented at the previous meetings are archived in conference proceedings published in book forms as well as special issues in leading journals such as Engineering Fracture Mechanics and Int. J Multiscale Modeling have been devoted to the work presented at the meeting.

The proceedings of the 21st international conference will be published by Elsevier’s Procedia of Structural Integrity (https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/procedia-structural-integrity)— Procedia Structural Integrity is indexed in Scopus, WoS and Google Scholar.