The browsable version is available at this link: LINK

This is the first issue of 2021. Summarizing, in 2020, Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale published 123 papers with a rejection rate of 62%. We activated some new services. Among them:

- the possibility to publish comments to the published papers;

- an improved reviewing process: after being reviewed and accepted, the papers are pre-published in the “Online first” section. Before the final publication, it is possible to the members of FIS community to send comments about the paper and, why not, to suggest improvements!

- we published a new, and really attractive, website that is dedicated to the browsable versions of the published issues:

We have another important news concerning the Visual Abstracts. Now, they are all available in the new and captivating page of the IGF website: !!

Please, do not hesitate to send us your suggestions to further improve our journal. We wish you a happy and healthy 2021! Very best,

Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Analytical, Computational and Physical Models


Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering

Using XFEM to Predict the Damage with Temperature of the Steel Pipe Elbows under Bending and Pressure loading

Nourddine Hammadi, Moahmed Mokhtari, Habib Benzaama, Kouider Madani, Abdelkader Brakna, Elamine Abdelouahed

Failure analysis and numerical simulation of slab carrying clamps

Branislav Đorđević, Simon Sedmak, Drakče Tanasković, Marko Gajin, Filip Vučetić


Impact & Dynamics

An innovative fixture for testing the crashworthiness of composite materials

Lorenzo Vigna, Iman Babaei, Ravin Garg, Giovanni Belingardi, Davide Salvatore Paolino, Andrea Calzolari, Giuseppe Galizia

Reliability and Life Extension of Components

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

Thermal Emission analysis to predict damage in specimens of High Strength Concrete

Filippo Cucinotta, Antonino D'Aveni, Eugenio Guglielmino, Antonino Risitano, Giacomo Risitano, Dario Santonocito

SI: Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives

Fatigue Behavior of Metallic Components Obtained by Topology Optimization for Additive Manufacturing

F.K. Fiorentin, B. Oliveira, J.C.R. Pereira, J.A.F.O. Correia, Abilio M.P. de Jesus, F. Berto