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Analysis of the bond-slip performance of steel bars and steel fiber recycled concrete based on the constitutive relationship model

Zhengbing Xia, Xiaofang Duan
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Ductile fracture modeling of metallic materials: a short review

Riccardo Fincato, Seiichiro Tsutsumi
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Crack prediction in beam-like structure using ANN based on frequency analysis

Meriem Seguini, Nedjar Djamel, Boutchicha Djilali, Samir Khatir, Magd Abdel Wahab
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Residual Force Method for damage identification in a laminated composite plate with different boundary conditions

Amar Behtani, Samir Tiachacht, Tawfiq Khatir, Samir Khatir, Magd Abdel Wahab, Brahim Benaissa
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Finite element modeling of flexural behavior of reinforced concrete beams externally strengthened with CFRP sheets

Mahmoud Madqour, Khalid Fawzi, Hilal Hassan
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Elastic-plastic fracture analysis of anisotropy effect on AA2050-T84 alloy at different temperatures: A Numerical Study

Krishnaraja Kodancha, Nagaraj Ekabote, P P Revankar
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Effect of nylon fabric reinforcement on the mechanical performance of adhesive joints made between glass and GFRP

Placido Munafò, Francesco Marchione, Gianluca Chiappini, Monica Marchini
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Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity) is the International Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture (ISSN 1971-8993). It is an open-access journal published online every three months (January, April, July, October). 
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale encompasses the broad topic of structural integrity, which is based on the mechanics of fatigue and fracture and is concerned with the reliability and effectiveness of structural components. The aim of the Journal is to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment. The Journal is interdisciplinary and accepts contributions from engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. The Journal is completely free of charge, both for Readers and for Authors (no APC).

More details:

- The Journal is financially supported by the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) and by crowdfunding. It is completely free of charge both for readers and for authors. Neither processing charges nor submission charges are required.

- Papers can be published only after a preliminary plagiarism/autoplagiarism check and a blind peer-review process (two reviewers, at least). More than one reviewing rounds are possible.

- The Journal is well indexed (e.g., Scopus, since 2012, and WoS, since 2015).

- All the papers are published with their Visual Abstracts (2 minutes max videos with the "cores" of the papers). All the Visual Abstracts are available both in a dedicated YouTube channel and in an "on demand" page (LINK).  All the issues are also published in a browsable version (LINK).

The browsable version is available at this link: LINK

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we continuously try to implement new features in our journal. The last ones we activated are:
- the list of the most used keywords … it is available as a nice “words salad” (home page, on the right side). Click on one of them … you will obtain the papers connected with the selected keyword!
- “Online First” papers are now available also in the home page, in order to improve their visibility.
- the number of visitors per country (with flags): the number is only approximative (and the counting started only a few days ago), but the feature offers a nice view of the international level of our journal.
- the list of the “Most viewed papers”: this list is available in the home page.
Please, in order to further improve our journal, do not hesitate to send us your suggestions using this LINK
We will really appreciate your help and we will do our best to implement your suggestions.

Concerning Citescore, the last update is really interesting: if the 2020 Citescore is 2.0 (calculated on 05 May, 2021), the CiteScoreTracker 2021 is now 2.2 (last update: 04 September 2021)!!! Let’s work all together to further improve the journal Citescore value!! … we only ask you to:
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Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Treatment

Analytical, Computational and Physical Models


Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering


Impact & Dynamics

Reliability and Life Extension of Components

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

SI: IGF26 - 26th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity

SI: Steels and Composites for Engineering Structures

Analysis of static response of RC beams with NSM CFRP/GFRP rods

Erica Magagnini, Roberto Capozucca, Maria Vittoria Vecchietti

RC beams damaged by cracking and strengthened with NSM CFRP/GFRP rods

Roberto Capozucca, Erica Magagnini, Maria Vittoria Vecchietti, Samir Khatir

Damage identification in steel plate using FRF and inverse analysis

Samir Khatir , Magd Abdel Wahab , Samir Tiachacht, Cuong Le Thanh , Roberto Capozucca, Erica Magagnini, Brahim Benaissa

Modelling of Low-velocity Impacts on Composite Beams in Large Displacement

Mattia Utzeri, Marco Sasso, Gianluca Chiappini, Stefano Lenci

Editor in Chief and Section Editors oversee the peer review process for the journal, including evaluating submissions, selecting reviewers and assessing their comments, and making editorial decisions. Together with Advisory Editorial Board and the Editorial Board Members, they are involved in the development of journal policies and ethics standards and work to promote Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale to provide resources, support and advice for researchers, especially early researchers, in their journey from writing to publishing their scientific papers while at the same time making free public access to scientific research.