Scientific Topics

The conference is open to valuable proposals related to six different key topics which are relevant for numerous different user industries. When submitting your abstract, please indicate to which key topic (A to F), sub topic (1 to 4) and user industry (I to VI) your proposal refers.

(A) Fatigue and vibration fatigue
(1) Load assumptions and data reduction
(2) Shock, harmonic and random vibrations
(3) Multiaxial component & system life testing
(4) Math modelling & computational fatigue

(B) Fracture mechanics
(1) Fatigue crack propagation
(2) Microstructure and fractography
(3) Modelling of cracks incl. microstructure models
(4) Modelling of crack propagation incl. crack opening & closure

(C) Advanced load data & reliability concepts
(1) Data acquisition and georeferencing of data
(2) Condition monitoring and residual life assessment
(3) Data mining, big data and data analytics
(4) Machine learning and predictive analytics

(D) Test and control
(1) Active systems using sensors, actuators and controls
(2) Digital twins and ‘in-the-loop’ technologies
(3) Advanced test rig hardware and control strategies
(4) Virtual sensing

(E) Advanced materials and manufacturing
(1) New metallic material grades
(2) Plastics and composites
(3) Ceramics and smart materials
(4) Additive Manufacturing and new joining technologies

(F) Effects on lifetime
(1) Design and materials
(2) Environmental conditions and corrosion
(3) Loading modes and effect of sequence
(4) Surface treatment and residual stresses

I Automotive (car, bus & truck)
II Aviation
III Railway
IV Maritime
V Civil & plant engineering
VI others

Important Dates

Start of abstract submission

End of abstract submission

Notification of authors about acceptance of their papers

Start of Early Bird registration

  • End of Early Bird registration
  • Deadline for submission of full papers and registration including payment (conditional for publication of paper)

Final conference programme available

VAL5 Conference in Dresden, Germany

Conference Agency

Zellescher Weg 3
01069 Dresden, Germany
Sylvia Neumann


German Association for Materials Research and Testing e.V.
Schloßstraße 48 Gutshaus
12165 Berlin

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