Main Conference Topics

  • Degradation processes in materials
  • Reliability of engineering parts in service
  • Transfer of materials research results to industry
  • November 1 – 4, 2016 Yokohama, Japan


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The Seventh International Workshop “New Methods of Damage and Failure Analysis of Structural Parts 2016” was successfully completed under the supports from VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava (Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering), Yokohama National University (Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Advanced Sciences), Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, Embassy of the Czech Republic in Tokyo, and Yokohama Convention & Visitors Bureau.

On behalf of the organizing committee, we would like to express sincere thanks to the contributions of all the lecturers, session chairs, and the other participants.

Also, we would like to express sincere thanks to the organizing members who gave significant contributions to this workshop.

We are looking forward to seeing you again at the next workshop, which will be held at Ostrava in 2018.


Conference chairman
Professor Bohumír Strnadel
VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
Conference co-chairman
Professor Osamu Umezawa
Yokohama National University


Faculty of Metallurgy and Materials Engineering is highly appreciated City of Ostrava, who made the conference possible for faculty students and staff by the Project No. 1688/2016/ŠaS " Rozvoj vědomostních schopností nadměrně talentovaných studentů Fakulty metalurgie a materiálového inženýrství VŠB-TU Ostrava".

Photos and Gallery

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Conference Venue

The conference is open at the conference rooms in the Education and Culture Hall (Building number: S1-2), Yokohama National University Tokiwadai Campus. The campus is located near Yokohama city center. To the main entrance, you walk about 16 minutes from Mitsuzawa-kamicho station of Yokohama municipal subway or take a bus from Yokohama station west-exit bus terminal. Details of the access are available on the YNU web site.

Conference Fees

The registration fee includes abstract booklet, conference fee and tour. Payment should be made before June 30, 2016 by bank transfer. The bank details for the transfer are as follows:

  • Account holder: Osamu Umezawa
  • Account number: 383-3291327
  • Bank name (code): The Bank of Yokohama (0138)
  • Branch name: Yokohama Ekimae Branch 1-3-2 Minamisaiwai, Nishi-ku, Yokohama, 220-0005, Japan
  • Swift code: HAMAJPJT
  • Phone: +81-45-339-3871
  • Address: 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8501, Japan
  • *All transaction fees must be borne by the applicants.

Category Registration fee
Normal 60,000JPY
Student 30,000JPY
Accompnying person 20,000JPY

Organizing Committee

  • Prof. Ing. Bohumir Strnadel, DrSc. VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava (Chairmen)
  • Prof. Ing. Ivo Dlouhý, CSc. Inst. of Physics of Mater., Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Dr. Kunio Hasegawa, Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Prof. Hiroshi Fukutomi, Yokohama National University
  • Doc. Ing. Jan Siegl, CSc., Czech Technical University in Prague
  • Prof. Osamu Umezawa, Yokohama National University (Co-chairman)

Executive Committee

  • Prof. Qiang Yu
  • Prof. Koji Takahashi
  • Prof. Makoto Hasegawa (Conference secretary)
  • Prof. Wataru Nakao
  • Prof. Tadahiro Shibutani
  • Dr. Norimitsu Koga

Contact Addresses

  • VŠB-Technical University of Ostrava
  • 17. listopadu 15, Dept. 636
  • 708 33 Ostrava, Czech Republic
  • E-mail: (Chairmen)
  • Phone: +420 59 732 5207
  • Fax: +420 59 732 3024
  • Yokohama National University, Faculty of Eng.,
  • 79-5 Tokiwadai, Hodogaya-ku, Yokohama, 240-8501, Japan
  • E-mail: (Secretary)
  • Phone & Fax: +81-45-339-3870 (Secretary)

Conference Language

All lectures at the conference will be presented in English. The expected length of each presentation is approximately 15 minutes.


Contributions will be collected and undergo a peer review process. Proceedings will be published in full text in a periodical on by Trans Tech Publications Ltd.
Click here for the template of the full text.

Important Dates

May 31, 2016 Deadline of submitting abstract
May 31, 2016 Deadline of registration
June 30, 2016 Deadline of payment


Please inform the conference secretary about your arrival in Yokohama and your scheduled departure. We can help you your journey plan and can also meet you at the Yokohama station. It takes 90 minutes by JR Narita-express from Narita international airport to Yokohama station, and 20 minutes by Keihinkyuko line from Haneda international airport

Map for transportation


Following three economy hotels are recommended for your stay near Yokohama station. Please make a reservation and inform the conference secretary about your stay in Yokohama. If you need any help for us, please do not hesitate to ask the conference secretary.

Article abstract

Click here to download the article abstract template for the conference.

Full text template

Click here to download the template for the full text article which will be chosen on the conference.