Focus and Scope

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 main topics of interest for the journal are:
Analytical, computational and physical Models; Biomaterials and Wood Fracture and Fatigue; Biomechanics; Ceramics Fracture and Damage; Composites; Computational Mechanics; Concrete & Rocks; Creep Fracture; Damage Mechanics; Damage and fracture in materials under dynamic loading; Durability of structures; Environmentally Assisted Fracture; Failure Analysis and Case Studies; Fatigue - Crack Growth (all materials); Fatigue Resistance of metals; Fatigue of Metals – Very High Cycle; Failure Analysis and Forensic Engineering; Fractography and Advanced metallography; Fracture and Fatigue at Atomistic and Molecular Scales; Fracture and fatigue testing systems; Fracture under Mixed-Mode and Multiaxial Loading; Fracture vs. Gradient Mechanics; Functional Gradient Materials; Impact & Dynamics; Fundamentals of cohesive zone models; History of Fracture Mechanics and Fatigue; Innovative Alloys; Linear and Nonlinear Fracture Mechanics; Materials mechanical behavior and image analysis; Mesomechanics of Fracture; Micromechanisms of Fracture and Fatigue; Multi-physics and multi-scale modelling of cracking in heterogeneous materials; Multiscale Experiments and Modeling; Nanostructured Materials; Nondestructive Examination; Physical Aspects of Brittle Fracture; Physical Aspects of Ductile Fracture; Polymers Fracture and Fatigue; Probabilistic Fracture Mechanics; Reliability and Life Extension of Components; Repair and retrofitting: modelling and practical applications; Sandwiches, Joints and Coatings; Smart Materials; Structural Integrity; Temperature Effect; Thin Films.