Special Issue "Advances in Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue Design"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2021) | Viewed by 1139

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: fatigue and fracture behavior of materials; mechanical characterization; structural integrity of conventional and innovative materials
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Richard Birkelands vei 2b, 7194 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: additive manufacturing; structural integrity; fatigue; fracture; metamaterials; failure analysis of sustainable materials
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7491 Trondheim, Norway
Interests: additive manufacturing; architectured materials; bioinspired design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fracture mechanics and fatigue design are topics of active and continuous research in the general field of structural integrity. These topics are significant in all cases where the intrinsic defects of the material or geometrical discontinuities give rise to localized stress concentration, which may generate a crack, leading to catastrophic failure or to a shortening of the assessed structural life. This Special Issue aims to discuss the new trends in failure assessment under monotonic and cyclic loading conditions, adopted for traditional and innovative materials produced by conventional and innovative fabrication processes such as additive manufacturing. The outcome of this Special Issue will not only be useful for researchers in these research areas, but also for engineers engaged with advanced design problems.

Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Prof. Dr. Seyed Mohammad Javad Razavi
Prof. Dr. Chao Gao
Guest Editors

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  • Fatigue design
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Structural integrity
  • Computational mechanics
  • Additive manufacturing

Published Papers

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