The aim of the International Congress on Fracture (ICF) is to foster research in the mechanics and phenomena of fracture, fatigue, and strength of materials. Such research will enable the development of more failure resistant materials and the development of better design methods that lead to safer structures. Further aims are to promote international cooperation among scientists and engineers in the field, and to foster integration of the many disciplines involved in such an inherently multidisciplinary field. ICF provides means whereby results of such efforts may be publicly communicated, including its Congress held every 4 years.

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