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). The Journal is financially supported by Italian Group of Fracture and by crowdfunding and is completely free of charge both for readers and for authors. Neither processing charges nor submission charges will be required.
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.


Sister Associations help the journal managing:
Australia: Australian Fracture Group - AFG
Czech Rep.: Asociace Strojních Inženýrů (Association of Mechanical Engineers)
Greece: Greek Society of Experimental Mechanics of Materials - GSEMM
India: Indian Structural Integrity Society - InSIS
Israel: Israel Structural Integrity Group - ISIG
Italy: Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia - AIM
Italy: Associazione Italiana di Meccanica Teorica ed Applicata - AIMETA
Italy: Società Scientifica Italiana di Progettazione Meccanica e Costruzione di Macchine - AIAS
Poland: Group of Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics of Materials and Structures
Portugal: Portuguese Structural Integrity Society - APFIE
Romania: Romania Association of Fracture Mechanics - ARMR
Serbia: Structural Integrity and Life Society "Prof. Stojan Sedmak" - DIVK
Spain: Grupo Espanol de Fractura - Sociedad Espanola de Integridad Estructural - GEF
Ukraine: Ukrainian Society on Fracture Mechanics of Materials (USFMM)

The browsable journal is available at this link

Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale is published every three months (January, April, July and October). Since the first issue in 2007, the journal never had problems with the submissions, and in the last issues their number increased more and more: only considering the last issue and the “normal” submissions, we received about sixty submissions (with a rejection rate of about 60%). If we consider also the Special Issues (maybe, it is better to call them “Special Sections”), in this issue we managed more than 150 papers. Thanks to the hard work of the Editorial Boards members, of the Guest Editors and of the reviewers, we are doing our best to respect the statement “The reviewing process is completed within three months” … but, obviously, this depends on the number of the reviewing rounds that are necessary to achieve the necessary quality level for the publication. So, if the reviewing process of your paper will need some days more than expected, please, be patient! We are victims of our own success!!

The number of Sister Associations is more and more increasing. In the last three months, also the Australian Fracture Group and the Romania Association of Fracture Mechanics joined the panel and we warmly welcome the friends from these countries who joined the Editorial Board. Obviously, all the national associations that wish to help us will be welcome!

Visual Abstract: this is the third issue with all the papers connected with their Visual Abstracts. Short videos (less than 2 minutes long) with the core of the paper allow the reader to have a quick view of the papers content. We wish to thank all the authors for their efforts. These Visual Abstract are really appreciated and we hope they will increase the papers visibility. Please, remember that we publish the Visual Abstract also in a YouTube channel: LINK
Join the channel… if the subscribers number will increase, we will be able to obtain a customized url!!

Finally, the last information concerns Material and Design and Processing Communications, a new publication media published by Wiley. All the Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale authors are suggested to submit short versions of their papers to MDPC following the procedure described in the Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale website:  LINK.


The thermal damaging process of diorite under microwave irradiation

Xirui Lu, Chen Yuan, Zeng Junsen, Hu Qijun, Shao Dadong, Zhang Haibin, Lu Xirui

Composite sandwich impact response: experimental and numerical analysis

Filippo Cucinotta, Paolo Neri, Felice Sfravara, Armando Razionale

SI: Crack Paths

SI: Fracture and Structural integrity: ten years of F&IS

Numerical modelling of residual stress redistribution induced by TIG-dressing

Paolo Ferro, Filippo Berto, Franco Bonollo, Roberto Montanari

Mechanical and fracture properties of particleboard

Liviu Marsavina, Ion Octavian POP, Emanoil LINUL

SI: Design of Civil Environmental Engineering

Editor in Chief and Associate 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 reaserchers, in their journey from writing to publishing their scientific papers while at the same time making free public access to scientific research.

Francesco Iacoviello
Editor in Chief

Luca Susmel
Associate Editor

Thierry Palin-Luc
Associate Editor

Alfredo Navarro
Associate Editor

John Yates
Associate Editor