The Seventh International Conference on Very High Cycle Fatigue (VHCF7) is scheduled to be held from 3 to 5 July 2017 in Dresden, Germany.

With an increasing scarcity of resources, strategies to realize the most efficient design and engineering of components and hence an optimum utilization of cyclic strength of engineering materials becomes more and more important. Nowadays a growing number of components have to withstand a very/extremely high number of loading cycles. Thus, there is a global interest in, and need for, an improved understanding of the fatigue behavior and related damage mechanisms of structural materials in the very high cycle fatigue regime in order to develop reliable fatigue life prediction methods for number of cycles far beyond 106. VHCF7 will continue the tradition to serve as a lively and fertile platform bringing together the international VHCF community and all those interested to present, discuss and learn about the latest findings from fundamental and applied research and to get to know the impact on practical applications.

The conference will comprise invited keynote lectures by outstanding international scientists, contributed oral presentations and posters. Suggestions for special topics are welcome. The conference language is English and the contributions are planned to be published via a renowned reviewed open-access journal.


Prof. Dr.-Ing. Martina Zimmermann
Institut für Werkstoffwissenschaft, TU Dresden and
Fraunhofer Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik
Dresden, Germany

Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans-Jürgen Christ
Institut für Werkstofftechnik, Universität Siegen



Important Dates

March 30, 2016
• start of abstract submission

July 29, 2016 - closed
• end of abstract submission

September 30, 2016
• notification of authors about acceptance of papers

November 14, 2016
• start of Early Bird registration

March 1, 2017
• end of Early Bird registration

March 15, 2017
• deadline for submission of full papers (6 printed pages) and registration including payment (conditional for publication of paper)
• tentative programme

June 1, 2017
• submission of power point presentations by mail to
• final programme

July 3 - 5, 2017
• VHCF 7 Dresden, Germany

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