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A simplified constitutive model for a SEBS gel muscle simulant - Development and experimental validation for finite elements simulations of handgun and rifle ballistic impacts

Riccardo Andreotti, Valentina Leggewri, Andrea Casaroli, Mauro Quercia, Cristian Bettin, Mauro Zanella, Marco V. Boniardi
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THM-coupled numerical analysis of temperature and groundwater level in-situ measurements in artificial ground freezing

Anastasiia Kostina, Maxim Zhelnin, Oleg Plekhov, Kirill Agutin
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Review of Current Developments on High Strength Pipeline Steels for HIC Inducing Service

Ehsan Entezari, Jorge Luis González-Velázquez, Diego Rivas López, Manuel Alejandro Beltrán Zúñiga, Jerzy A. Szpunar
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Couple effects of temperature and fatigue, creep-fatigue interaction and thermo-mechanical loading conditions on crack growth rate of nickel-based alloy

Valery Shlyannikov, Aleksandr Inozemtsev, Aleksey Ratchiev
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Al2O3 and TiO2 flux enabling activated tungsten inert gas welding of 304 austenitic stainless steel plates

Hiralal S. Patil, D. C. Patel
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Flexural behavior of delta and bi-delta cold-formed steel beams: experimental investigation and numerical analysis

Yazid Hadidane, Nadia Kouider, Mohammed Benzerara
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Effects of rubber aggregates on the physical-mechanical, thermal and durability properties of self-compacting sand concrete

Faisal Abdelrahman Hashem SALEH, Nouria Kaid, Kada Ayed , Djamel-Eddine Kerdal, Nadjib Chioukh, Nordine Leklou
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Behavior assessment of asymmetrical building with concrete damage plasticity (CDP) under seismic load

Patrick Oliveira Batista da Costa, Rúbia Mara Bosse, Gustavo de Miranda Saleme Gidrão
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Predictive Modelling of Creep Crack Initiation and Growth using Extended Finite Element Method (XFEM)

Meor Iqram Meor Ahmad, Mohd Anas Mohd Sabri, Mohd Faizal Mat Tahir, Nur Azam Abdullah
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The use of frictional and bonded contact models in finite element analysis for internal fixation of tibia fracture

Syifaul Huzni, Fikrir Oktianda, Syarizal Fonna, Fazal Rahiem, Lilis Angriani
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Effects of residual stresses on interlaminar radial strength of Glass-Epoxy L-bend composite laminates

M.A. Umarfarooq, P. S. Shivakumar Gouda, K. N. Bharath, G. B. Veereshkumar, N. R. Banapurmath, Abhilash Edacherian
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Hybrid phase-field modeling of multi-level concrete gravity dam notched cracks

David Santillan Sanchez, Hichem Mazighi, Mustapha Kamel Mihoubi
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An experimental study and a proposed theoretical solution for the prediction of the ductile/brittle failure modes of reinforced concrete beams strengthened with external steel plates

Long Nguyen-ngoc, Hau Nguyen Van, Thanh Bui Tien, Phe Pham Van
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Acoustic Analysis Using Symmetrised Implicit Midpoint Rule

Noorhelyna Razali, Nisa Balqis Masnoor, Shahrum Abdullah, Muhammad Faiz Hilmi Mohd Zainaphi
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Observing the simulation behaviour of Magnesium alloy metal sandwich panel under cyclic loadings

Muhammad Shamsul Baharin, Shahrum Abdullah, Noorsuhada Md Nor, Mohd Khairul Faidzi Muhamad Paudzi, Azli Arifin, Salvinder Singh Karam Singh
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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

Dear friends,
after 16 years, now we are publishing our 60th issue. Considering that the journal was founded in 2007 as a small and local journal and that now it is a full international publishing media with authors of about 20 nationalities (only in this last issue), this is an amazing result. Behind this result, there is the continuous support of the Italian Group of Fracture – IGF … somebody has to pay the bills! It is only thanks to the IGF support that it is possible to publish a “Diamond open access journal” that is increasing day by day its own visibility and prestige.

We are all grateful to the continuous support of the community around Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale – Fracture and Structural Integrity that is many times larger than the IGF community. All the authors, reviewers, editorial boards members and readers allow this journal to live and to improve its own quality… thank you!

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Synthesis and Characterization of Fe2O3 Nanoparticles Reinforced to Recycled Industrial Aluminium Scrap & Waste Aluminium Beverage Cans for Preparing Metal Matrix Nanocomposites

Ganesh R. Chate, Raviraj M. Kulkarni, Manjunath Patel Gowdru Chandrashekarappa, Avinash Lakshmikanthan, H.M. Harsha, Simran Tophakhane, Nazafali Shaikh, Suman Kongi, Pouravi Iranavar

On the peak strength of 7050 aluminum alloy: mechanical and corrosion resistance

Barbara Rivolta, Riccardo Gerosa, Marco Boniardi, Andrea Casaroli

Crack suppression by natural fiber integration for improved interlaminar fracture toughness in fiber hybrid composites

Shivakumar Gouda, Anant Joshi, Sridhar I, Umarfarooq M A, Vinayak Uppin, Jyoti Vastrad , Nabaneeta Gogoi, Abhilash Edacherian

Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Treatment

Analytical, Numerical and Physical Models

Environmentally Assisted Fracture

Fractography and Advanced metallography

Mechanical Characterization and Tensile Fractography of Al7075-WCP-CoP Composite

U. B. Gopal Krishna, B. Vasudeva, Virupaxi Auradi, Madeva Nagaral


Investigation fatigue crack initiation and propagation cruciform welded joints by extended finite element method (XFEM) and implementation SED approach

Hamza Djeloud, Mustafa Moussaoui, Ahmed Kellai, Dahmane Hachi, Filippo Berto, Benattou Bouchouicha, Brahim Elkhalil Hachi

Impact & Dynamics

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives

Structural integrity of joints

Impact behaviour of dissimilar AA2024-T351/7075-T651 FSWed butt-joints: effects of Al2O3-SiC particles addition

Cindy Morales, Mattia Merlin, Annalisa Fortini, Gian Luca Garagnani, Argelia Miranda

SI: Failure Analysis of Materials and Structures

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

Effect of petrographic composition and chemistry of aggregate on the local and general fracture response of cementitious composites

Michal Vyhlídal, Iva Rozsypalová, Hana Šimonová, Barbara Kucharczyková, Leona Vavro, Martin Vavro, Jiří Němeček, Pavla Rovnaníková, Zbyněk Keršner


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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.