FAC VII aims at
  • providing a forum for researchers around the world to present papers on developments in the field of fracture characterization of recently developed advanced ceramic materials and ceramic matrix composites,
  • promoting the exchange of information between the research community, processing engineers, and users in the field of production, design, and application of advanced ceramics from the point of view of their degradation and failure and
  • discussing the possibilities of collaboration of institutes and companies from different countries in the field of development and testing of advanced ceramics.
Topics of the Conference
Ceramics, glasses, 3D printed ceramics, CAD/CAM ceramics Modelling and statistical evaluation of the fracture processes
Theory of the brittle failure Quantitative fractography, fractal analysis
Fractography in the materials development Indentation failure/damage
Fractography and fracture mechanics Service failures and failure prediction
Influence of temperature, environment and loading regime on the fracture Advanced methods/techniques in fractography

The conference takes place at Montanuniversitaet Leoben, Austria.

Please find more information on travel and accommodation here.

Program Overview

Sun 3rd – 17:00 – 21:00: Registration, welcome reception

Mon 4th – 08:15 – 22:00 Registration, scientific program, conference dinner

Tue 5th – 08:30 – 17:00 Scientific program, lab tour ISFK



Organising Committee

T. Lube, J. Dusza, J. Chevalier, (Co-Chairpersons), M. Gruber

International Advisory Board FAC 2023

Austria – R. Danzer, R. Bermejo
China – Ch. Zhang
Czech Republic – K. Maca
Estonia – I. Hussainova
France –, H. Reveron, F. Rossignol
Germany – G. Schneider, U. Lohbauer
Hungary –  Cs.Balázsi
Japan – J.Tatami
Poland – Z. Pedzich, H. M. Grabowy
Serbia – V. Srdič
Slovakia – P. Šajgalík, P. Hvizdoš
Slovenia – A. Kocjan
Spain – C. Baudin, M. Belmonte
Switzerland -°S. Scherer
UK – R. Morrell, M.J. Reece
USA – W. G. Fahrenholtz

Contact and further information

FAC VII, Chair of Structural and Functional Ceramics, Department of Materials Science, Montanuniversität Leoben, Franz Josef-Strasse 18, A-8700 Leoben, +43 3842 402 4100