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this issue is one of the most rich we ever published!! Dozens of high quality papers mainly, but not uniquely, connected to the Multilateral workshop organized in cooperation with our portuguese and spanish friends. Grupo Español de Fractura, Gruppo Italiano Frattura and Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais (SPM)/Fracture Division organized The First Multi-Lateral Workshop on Fracture and Structural Integrity related Issues in Catania, in the same venue that will be used in 2016 for the 21st European Conference on Fracture (ECF21)… a test is always better!
The organizers of The First Multi-Lateral Workshop on Fracture and Structural Integrity related Issues were:
- Paulo De Castro (Universidade do Porto, Portugal);
- Manuel de Freitas (EDAM MIT, Portugal);
- Francesco Iacoviello (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy);
- Antonio Martín-Meizoso (Universidad de Navarra, Spain);
- Luca Susmel (University of Sheffield, UK);
- Jesús Toribio (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
More than 70 presentations are an undoubted success … and the success of this event was also due to the efforts of all the members of the IGF ExCo… without their help, the organization of this event, and also of all the IGF events, would be simply impossible.
Beppe and Donato (the Vice Presidents), Angelo (the Treasurer) and Andrea, Carmine, Giacomo, Vittorio …
Warmly acknowledgments are also due to GOM Tecnologie di Misurazione Ottica, MTS and Leica Microsystems. Their support allows to IGF to organize its events and we are grateful for their constant help. In addition, we wish to thank ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society), ICF (International Congress on Fracture) and AIM (Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia) for their sponsoring.
Finally, a few words about the cover. After some years, we decided to change the cover of the IGF journal, simplifying the content and modifying the main picture. As you can see, this picture is a “scheme” of the Eiffel Tower with some evident modifications, in order to underline the main topics of our journal. Hoping that the new cover will be appreciated, we wish to propose to all of you to send us your ideas for new covers. The best ones will be used for the next issues, obviously with warm acknowledgements to the authors!!
F&IS Chief Editor
Resilience and ductility of Oxy-fuel HAZ cut
The notch effect on fracture of polyurethane materials
Double peeling of elastic pre-tensioned tapes
Study of short cracks under biaxial fatigue
Fracture-Safe and Fatigue-Reliable Structures
Impact response of balsa core sandwiches
Failure of cargo aileron’s actuator
Interlaminar fracture in woven carbon/epoxy laminates
Fatigue crack behavior on a Cu-Zn-Al SMA