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The first International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM) was organized in Brno, Czech Republic in 1968. Afterwards, regular Colloquia on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals started in 1972 also in Brno and were originally limited to participants from the countries of the former “Eastern Block”. They continued until the 12th Colloquium in 1994 (Miskolc, Hungary) every two years. After a twelve years long break, the Colloquia restarted in 2006 (Ternopil, Ukraine), followed by the ones in 2008 (Varna, Bulgaria), 2010 (Opole, Poland), 2012 (Brno, Czech Republic), until the last one, which was organized in 2014 in Verbania, Italy, with the aim of opening the Colloquia to participants from all countries interested in the subject of fatigue of metallic materials.
The XVIII International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM XVIII) was organized in Gijón, in September 2016, which is a city located at seaside in the delightful northern coast of Spain. This conference is aimed at facilitating and encouraging the exchange of knowledge and experiences among the different communities involved in both basic and applied research in this field, the fatigue of metals, looking at the problem of fatigue from microscopic, analytical, simulative and applicative points of view. Conference chairs express their gratitude to the members of the ICM Executive Committee and the International Advisory Committee for their strong support.
This special issue is related with the selected papers of the contributions presented in ICMFM XVIII conference. The selected papers cover a significant range of the following topics: - Cyclic plasticity and internal structure; - Low and high cycle fatigue; - Mechanisms of fatigue damage; - Fracture Mechanics; - Life prediction; - Fatigue modelling; - Multiaxial fatigue; - Fatigue-corrosion. As guest editors, we would also like to express our gratitude to all authors for their contributions and to all reviewers for their generous work. Finally, the guest editors would like to dedicate special thanks to Prof. Francesco Iacoviello, editor-in-chief of Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale/Fracture and Structural Integrity by the availability and support during the preparation of this volume.

J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. De Jesus
INEGI, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

M. Calvente, A. Fernández-Canteli
Department of Construction and Manufacturing Engineering, Univ. of Oviedo, 33203 Gijón, Spain

Articles

Effect of corrosion and sandblasting on the high cycle fatigue behavior of reinforcing B500C steel bars

Marina C. Vasco, Panagiota Polydoropoulou, Apostolos N. Chamos, Spiros G. Pantelakis
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Pages 9-22

Fatigue crack propagation prediction of a pressure vessel mild steel based on a strain energy density model

P. J. Huffman, J. Ferreira, J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. De Jesus, G. Lesiuk, F. Berto, A. Fernandez-Canteli, G. Glinka
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Pages 74-84

Structural integrity assessment and rehabilitating of Hercilio Luz bridge

Hermes Carvalho, Ricardo Hallal Fakury, Paula Moura Leite Vilela
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Pages 93-104

Probabilistic fatigue S-N curves derivation for notched components

P. Raposo, J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. De Jesus, R.A.B. Calçada
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Pages 105-118

Statistical analysis of fatigue crack propagation data of materials from ancient portuguese metallic bridges

J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. De Jesus, R. Calcada, B. Pedrosa, C. Rebelo, Luis Simoes da Silva, G. ISISE, Department of Civil Engineering,
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Pages 136-146

Generalised fracture mechanics approach to the interfacial failure analysis of a bonded steel-concrete joint

Wouter De Corte, Peter Helincks, Veerle Boel, Jan Klusak, Stanislav Seitl, Geert De Schutter
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Pages 147-160

Pilot evaluation of a fracture process zone in a modified compact tension specimen by X-ray tomography

Jiri Klon, Stanislav Seitl, Hana Simonova, Zbynek Kersner, Ivana Kumpova, Daniel Vavrik
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Pages 161-169

Fragmentation of Mansurov granite under quasi-static compression

Marina Davydova, Ivan Panteleev, Oleg Naimark
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Pages 170-180

Mode II brittle fracture: recent developments

A. Campagnolo, S.M.J. Razavi, M. Peron, J. Torgersen, F. Berto
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Pages 181-188

Fracture assessment of magnetostrictive materials

M. Peron, S.M.J. Razavi, F. Berto, J. Torgersen, M. Colussi
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Pages 223-230

Classification of ductile cast iron specimens: a machine learning approach

Alberto De Santis, Daniela Iacoviello, Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello
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Pages 231-238

Fracture toughness and failure mechanism of high performance concrete incorporating carbon nanotubes

Anwar Khitab, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Syed Ali Rizwan, Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Luciana Restuccia, Mustajab Ali, Imran Mehmood
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Pages 238-248

Macroscopic criteria for the deformation and fracture of iron based alloys

Dina V. Orlova, Alexey G. Lunev, Lidiya V. Danilova, Lev B. Zuev
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Pages 293-302

Strain capacity assessment of API X65 steel using damage mechanics

Gabriel Testa, Nicola Bonora, Domenico Gentile, Andrew Ruggiero, Gianluca Iannitti, Antonio Carlucci, Yazid Madi
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Pages 315-327

Failure analysis of thin metal foils

G. Bolzon, M. Shahmardani, R. Liu, E. Zappa
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Pages 328-336

Investigation of mechanical properties of AlSi3Cr alloy

Marialaura Tocci, Annalisa Pola, Lorenzo Montesano, G. Marina La Vecchia, Mattia Merlin, Gian Luca Garagnani
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Pages 337-351

15-15Ti(Si) austenitic steel: creep behaviour in hostile environment

Alessandra Strafella, Antonino Coglitore, Paride Fabbri, Elena Salernitano
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Pages 352-365