Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Brittle or Quasi-Brittle Fracture of Engineering Materials: Recent Developments and New Challenges


Publishing date
18 Apr 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
29 Nov 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Management and Engineering, University of Padova, Stradella San Nicola 3, 36100 Vicenza, Italy

2Departamento de Ciencia de Materiales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, E. T. S. de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puertos C/ Profesor Aranguren s/n, 28040 Madrid, Spain

3Fatigue and Fracture Research Laboratory, Center of Excellence in Experimental Solid Mechanics and Dynamics, School of Mechanical Engineering, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran 16846, Iran

4Institute of Strength Physics and Material Science, Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, Siberian Branch of Russian Academy of Sciences, Tomsk 634021, Russia

5Laboratory of Technology & Strength of Materials (LTSM), Department of Mechanical Engineering & Aeronautics, University of Patras, Patras 26500, Greece


Brittle or Quasi-Brittle Fracture of Engineering Materials: Recent Developments and New Challenges

Description

Brittle or quasi-brittle fracture of engineering materials is a wide field of research, which involves many researchers devoted to investigate different aspects of the mechanics and physics of fracture. Materials usually treated include metal alloys, polymers, composites, rocks, and ceramics. Brittle failure is not a phenomenon limited only to static loadings. It may also be related to the fatigue and failure under repeated loading cycles (mechanical or thermal). The material damage process is usually very complex because it involves the combined effects of loading, size and geometry, temperature, and environment. The understanding of the phenomena tied to the dissipation of energy in various forms and the identification of microscopic properties and their interactions with macroscopic variables are the actual challenging topics. The fracture mechanics science emphasises material characterisation techniques and translation of specimen data to design.

We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define possible criteria against brittle and quasi-brittle failure and to present or discuss new sets of experimental data in combination with fracture assessment. 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; structural failure and ageing; failure prevention methodologies; maintenance and repair. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Continuum mechanics
  • Crack propagation
  • Criteria for fatigue and fracture assessment
  • Micromechanics
  • Nanomechanics
  • Energy absorption and dissipation
  • Local approaches based on strain energy density
  • Local approaches based on stress analysis
  • Scale effect
  • Singular stress field
  • Interface behavior of small and large bodies
  • Three-dimensional effects

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/bqb/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 347485
  • - Editorial

Brittle or Quasi-Brittle Fracture of Engineering Materials: Recent Developments and New Challenges

F. Berto | M. Elices | ... | K. Tserpes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 868404
  • - Research Article

Fatigue Properties of Layered Double Hydroxides Modified Asphalt and Its Mixture

Xing Liu | Shaopeng Wu | ... | Pan Pan
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 576052
  • - Research Article

Computational and Simulation Analysis of Pull-Out Fiber Reinforced Concrete

Xia Zhao | Xiong-Jun He | ... | Nguyen Phan Anh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 981056
  • - Research Article

Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture in Unsaturated Soils with High Degree of Saturation

Tielin Chen | Liangyi Zhang | Dingli Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 269137
  • - Research Article

Application of -Stress to Predict the Lower Bound Fracture Toughness for Increasing the Test Specimen Thickness in the Transition Temperature Region

Kai Lu | Toshiyuki Meshii
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 930679
  • - Review Article

A Brief Review of Some Local Approaches for the Failure Assessment of Brittle and Quasi-Brittle Materials

F. Berto
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 765698
  • - Research Article

Strain Rate Dependent Ductile-to-Brittle Transition of Graphite Platelet Reinforced Vinyl Ester Nanocomposites

Brahmananda Pramanik | P. Raju Mantena
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 452763
  • - Research Article

Toughness Calculation of Postfire Normal Concrete

Qingyang Chen | Anjing Tang | Zhoudao Lu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 346379
  • - Research Article

An Analytical Model for Predicting the Stress Distributions within Single-Lap Adhesively Bonded Beams

Xiaocong He | Yuqi Wang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 706986
  • - Research Article

Study on Strength and Ultrasonic Velocity of Air-Entrained Concrete and Plain Concrete in Cold Environment

Huai-shuai Shang | Ting-hua Yi | Xing-xing Guo
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