The Spanish Conferences on Fracture are organized by the Grupo Español de Fractura, and are held every year, while the Portuguese Conferences on Fracture are held every two years, since last year in the context of the Portuguese Structural Integrity Society. So far four joint Spanish-Portuguese events took place: Braga (1987), Mérida (1993), Luso (1996) and Porto (2010).
The Iberian Conferences have been a meeting forum for researchers and interested professionals on the integrity of materials and structures. It also entails the opportunity to show advances and to exchange ideas between the researchers of the two countries. .
Portuguese Structural Integrity Society and the Spanish Group of Fracture, together with the University of Coimbra and Polytechnic of Coimbra organize the 2020 Iberian Conference on Structural Integrity in Coimbra, from March 25th to 27th, 2020.
Coimbra, a riverside city in central Portugal and the country’s former capital, houses a preserved medieval old town and the historic University of Coimbra. Built on the site of an old palace, the University is renowned for its baroque library, the Joanina Library, and its 18th century bell tower. In the old town is the 12th century Romanesque cathedral, the Old Cathedral.