Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics
Theor Appl Fract Mech
The Mechanics and Physics of Fracture part encourages publication of original research on Material damage leading to crack growth and/or fatigue. Materials treated include metal alloys, polymers, composites, rocks, ceramics, etc. The material damage process is complex because it involves the combined effect of loading, size and geometry, temperature and environment. Formulation may involve the dissipation of energy in various forms and the identification of microscopic entities and their interactions with macroscopic variables. The advent of the modern computer, however, has offered added capability for analysing the stresses and/or strain and failure modes. The construction and verification of quantitative theories can be more readily carried out. Encouraged in particular are contributions related to predictions of material damage behaviour based on microscopic and/or macroscopic models.The Fracture Mechanics Technology section emphasises material characterisation techniques and translation of specimen data to design. Contributions shall cover the application of fracture mechanics to hydro and electric machineries, offshore oil exploration equipment, pipelines and pressure vessels, nuclear reactor components, air, land and sea vehicles, and many others. Among the areas to be emphasized are: case histories; material selection and structure design; sample calculations of practical design problems; material characterisation procedures; fatigue crack growth and corrosion; nondestructive testing and inspection; code requirements and standards; structural failure and ageing; failure prevention methodologies; maintenance and repair; and product liability and technical insurance.This journal is now included in the new online alerting service - Structural Integrity Alert - which forms part of the Structural Integrity Network. To access SiNET just go to http://www.elsevier.nl/locate/sinet Related Conference The International Congress on Fracture is a series of meetings held every 4 years. The conference scope is sure to be of interest to readers of Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, International Journal of Fatigue, Engineering Failure Analysis, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, NDT&E, Journal of the Mechanics & Physics of Solids, International Journal of Solids & Structures, Mechanics of Materials and related mechanics/materials titles. All interested researchers in the mechanics and mechanisms of fracture, fatigue and strength of solids are invited to submit a paper to the next ICF and/or attend as a delegate.
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