The 11th International Conference on Structural Integrity ad Failure (SIF-2018) will be held in the city of Perth, 3 - 6 December 2018. It will be hosted by The University of Western Australia under the auspices of the Australian Fracture Group (AFG). SIF 2018 continues the tradition of the very successful series of SIF international conferences, with the most recent being the 8th SIF (Melbourne 2013), the 9th SIF (Sydney 2014), and the 10th SIF (Adelaide 2016).

The conference aims to provide a platform for academics, research scientists, industry professionals, engineers, postgraduates and other experts to share, discuss and critically examine the most recent progress and trends in safety assessment and evaluation of engineering materials and structures, with applications in aerospace, biomedical, mining, petroleum, marine, manufacturing, civil and transportation industries.

The conference flyer can be downloaded here. 

Invitation to Submit Papers

The conference cordially invites you to submit papers to All papers will be peer-reviewed, and only the accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Only one paper with at least one confirmed pre-registration will be included in the proceedings; the paper should be at least three pages in length and no more than five pages in length.

A post conference special issue in a leading fracture mechanics journal is being negotiated.

Conference topics include but are not limited to:

Damage and Fracture Mechanics

Building Materials and Civil Structures 

Structural Failures and Failure Investigation

Composites and Hybrids

Computational Methods

Multi-functional Composites

Contact Mechanics and Tribology

Green and Natural Composites

Fatigue and Life Assessment

Polymer Processing


Sandwich Structures


Fire and High Temperature Performance

Impact and Blast Loading

Energy Materials (Storage)

Machine Dynamics

Smart Materials and Structures

Structural Mechanics

Joining and Repair

Micro and Nano-Mechanics

Reliability and Maintenance Engineering

Plasticity and Viscoelasticity

Testing and Nondestructive Evaluation

Machining and Advanced Manufacturing

Fractures in Geomaterials and Earth's Crust, Hydraulic Fracturing

Invitation to Submit Abstracts


The conference program will be announced soon

Important Dates

  • 30 June 2018 - Abstract submission
  • 30 July 2018 - Closing date for submitting full papers (Papers submitted after this date may not be included in the conference proceedings)
  • 5 October 2018 - Closing date for early bird ($50 - 100 off) registration
  • 5 November 2018 - Closing date for registration
  • 3 - 6 December 2018 - Conference (no registration payment can be made on site)

Venue and Accommodation

Venue: The conference will be held in the campus of The University of Western Australia

Accommodation: The local organising committee will not be arranging the accommodation, but will provide a list of university colleges that are in walking distance of the venue.

See more details on accommodation here 


Professor Elena Pasternak

Department of Mechanical Engineering

School of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009


Phone: +61 8 6488 7200


Professor Arcady Dyskin

Department of Civil, Environmental and Mining Engineering

School of Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences

The University of Western Australia

35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley, WA 6009


Phone: +61 8 6488 3987