Special Issue "Environmental Fatigue Assessment of Metallic Materials and Components"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 18008
Interests: fracture; fatigue; structural integrity; notch mechanics; failure analysis
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At present, sensitive industrial sectors such as nuclear and oil and gas face important challenges. Among them, the long-term operation of existing equipment and installations ensuring safety conditions, and the design and construction of new safe efficient ones are surely two of the most significant. Thus, safety is a common objective in both scenarios, and this requires the adequate management of in-service components and innovative designs for the new ones.
In this sense, when dealing with safety issues in structural components and constructed installations, material fatigue is a cause of major concern. Additionally, recent literature demonstrates that there are currently several significant gaps when performing fatigue assessments, with empirical observations and theoretical issues that have not been properly addressed. Besides, by purely mechanical conditions, the fatigue life may also be affected by the operational environment, which may accelerate the crack initiation and propagation stages, significantly reducing the fatigue life.
This Special Issue intends to provide significant advances to the existing knowledge about environmental fatigue. It is proposed within the framework of the INCEFA-PLUS project (Euratom Research & Training programme 2014–2018, grant agreement N⁰ 662320), which deals with environmental fatigue analyses in nuclear power plants, but contributions from other sectors (e.g., oil and gas, the chemical industry, offshore installations, civil infrastructures, etc.) are welcome and appreciated. The effect of factors such as the environment, the mean stress, the existence of hold time periods or surface roughness are of particular relevance, together with their corresponding interactions.
We invite you to submit original research and review articles, as well as short communications, related to these topics.Prof. Dr. Sergio Cicero
Dr. Matthias Bruchhausen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- environmental fatigue
- S–N curves