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
Dear friends, this is a very rich issue for Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale. 70 papers organized both in “regular submissions” and “special issues” (maybe, better, “Focused on” sections) confirm the success of our Journal. This time I wish to warmly thank all the Guest Editors of the “Focused on” section for their hard work: they all followed the reviewing process, allowing to publish a really high quality issue. For the Crack Paths section, we have the contribution of Sabrina Vantadori, Andrea Carpinteri and Andrea Spagnoli (all of them from the Università di Parma, Italy). For the Portuguese contributions for Structural Integrity the issue had the contribution of Paulo N. B. Reis (from the Universidade da Beira Interior, Portugal) and of Abilio M. P. Silva (from the University of Porto, Portugal). Last but not least, the Showcasing Structural Integrity Research in India section was organized by Raghu Vasu Prakash (from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, India) and the Design of Civil Environmental Engineering organized by Mauro Sassu, Fausto Mistretta, Flavio Stochino (from Università di Cagliari) and Franco Bontempi, Konstantinos Gkoumas (from Università di Roma “La Sapienza”)
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR ENTHUSIASM AND CONTINUOUS SUPPORT!
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Visual Abstract: this is the forth 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
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Material and Design and Processing Communications (MDPC), it is the 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
SI: Crack Paths
SI: Portuguese contributions for Structural Integrity
SI: Showcasing Structural Integrity Research in India
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.