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

Visual Abstracts: Visual Abstracts have been a great success. All the papers in the July issue and in this issue are published also with this fast way to communicate the “core” of the papers and many readers really appreciated this new service. For this reason, Visual Abstracts will not only be offered in the Journal website but they will also be published in the new YouTube channel
… obviously linked to the papers! So, join the channel!

Browsable version: The browsable version of the journal. After the last update of the software we use to prepare this version, the browsable version will be completely available also on mobile devices (no matter the OS). Try it!


Numerical Analysis and Optimization of the Residual Stresses Distribution Induced by Cold Expansion Technique

Abdelghani BALTACH, Abdelkader Djebli, Mostefa Bendouba, El Hadj Besseghier, Abdelkrim Aid

Performance Index of Natural Stones-GFRP Hybrid Structures

Luca Sorrentino, Costanzo Bellini, Wilma Polini, Sandro Turchetta

Deformation and failure of carbon fiber composite specimens with embedded defects during tension-torsion test

Tatyana Viсtorovna Tretyakova, Valery E. Wildemann, Elena M. Strungar, Mikhail P. Tretyakov

SI: Developments in the fracture and fatigue assessment of materials

A progessive damage fatigue model for unidirectional laminated composites based on finite element analysis

Michael Hack, D. Carrella-Payan, B. Magneville, T. Naito, Y. Urushiyama, W. Yamazaki, T. Yokozeki, W. Van Paepegem

Mechanical and nanomechanical properties of MWCNT/PP nanocomposite

Konstantinos Tserpes, A. Chanteli, Sp. Pantelakis, E.P. Koumoulos, C.A. Charitidis

Probabilistic-Based Analysis for Damaging Features of Fatigue Strain Loadings

Mohd Faridz Mod Yunoh, Shahrum Abdullah, Mohamad Hanif Md. Saad, Zulkifli Mohd Nopiah, Mohd Zaki Nuawi, Salvinder Singh Karam Singh

Optimization of the geometrical parameters of bonded composite wrap for repairing cracked pipelines

sidi Mohamed Medjdoub Nesreddine, Belabbes Bachir Bouadjra, Miloudi Abdelkader

Effect of the angles of the cracks of corroded plate in bonded composite repair

Mokadem Salem, Berrahou Mohamed, Mechab Belaïd, Bachir Bouadjra Belabbes

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