Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanics, Fatigue, and Fracture of Structural Joints


Publishing date
01 Apr 2019
Status
Published
Submission deadline
23 Nov 2018

Lead Editor

1Opole University of Technology, Opole, Poland

2University of Parma, Parma, Italy

3Technische Universität Kaiserslautern, Kaiserslautern, Germany


Mechanics, Fatigue, and Fracture of Structural Joints

Description

For centuries, engineering structures have been made for people’s everyday needs, such as buildings, transportation, construction equipment, infrastructures, and plants. To achieve the desired functionality, usually simple individual members are connected to each other to get the final complex desired structure. Depending on the design requirements, the structural elements can be connected in a nonpermanent or permanent manner. To ensure an adequate safety level and optimal structural joints durability, construction node tests and simulations are required to determine the effect of the various factors influencing the durability and strength of the joints. The types of different connections that have been developed and proposed to date are very huge; joints represent a crucial part of complex structures, and the consequence of their collapse can be the loss of human lives and economic resources.

Studies and research outcomes in this field are necessary to guide the development of new and advanced standards for a better design of structural joints, leading to beneficial effects in all the technologies where connection of structural elements is required.

The aim of this special issue is to gather the most recent research advancements in the field of structural joints safety and reliability. The analysis of initiation and fatigue crack growth in metallic permanent structural joints is of primary interest, but studies related to any other engineering material employed in bearing joint applications are also well fitted with the aim and scope of the special issue.

The submitted papers should deal with the impact of various factors, such as the microstructure, heat treatment, and environmental effects, on the safety of joints, with particular emphasis on those concerning the damage, crack initiation, and fatigue growth of defects.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Factors influencing the fatigue life and crack initiation in welded joints
  • Influence of geometric effects (notches, fillets, etc.) on the initiation and fatigue crack growth in joints
  • Heat treatment and load frequency effects on the behavior of joints
  • Influence of stress ratio on the behavior of welded elements under fatigue loading (crack growth)
  • Effect of all the various factors (physical, chemical, and environmental) on the lifetime of welds
  • Mechanics of joints made of nonmetallic materials (ceramics, polymers, etc.)
  • Multiscale approach to the study of structural joints

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 8707038
  • - Editorial

Mechanics, Fatigue, and Fracture of Structural Joints

Dariusz Rozumek | Roberto Brighenti | ... | Marek Smaga
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3251590
  • - Research Article

Optimization of Structure Parameters of Airfield Jointed Concrete Pavements under Temperature Gradient and Aircraft Loads

Bangshu Xu | Wanzhi Zhang | ... | Laihua Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9865989
  • - Research Article

Numerical Investigation of Distribution Laws of Shear Force in Box Girder Webs

Xingwei Xue | Chao Zang | ... | Hai Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 3832873
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Properties Optimization of Friction Stir Welded Lap Joints in Aluminium Alloy

Antonio Viscusi | Antonello Astarita | Umberto Prisco
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 9520801
  • - Research Article

Prediction of Fatigue Life of Welded Joints Made of Fine-Grained Martensite-Bainitic S960QL Steel and Determination of Crack Origins

Tomasz Ślęzak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6834269
  • - Research Article

Effects of Stem Cutting in Rice Harvesting by Combine Harvester Front Header Vibration

Zhong Tang | Haotian Zhang | ... | Yu Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 6593982
  • - Research Article

Effects of Welded Mechanical Heterogeneity on Interface Crack Propagation in Dissimilar Weld Joints

Fu-qiang Yang | He Xue | ... | Xiu-rong Fang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2019
  • - Article ID 2382759
  • - Research Article

Failure Analysis on 42CrMo Steel Bolt Fracture

Guo Hongfei | Jianwei Yan | ... | Congdong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6090464
  • - Research Article

Effect of PWHT on the Carbon Migration and Mechanical Properties of 2205DSS-Q235 LBW Joint

Fujun Cao | Chengchao Du
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