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Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale (Fracture and Structural Integrity) is the International Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture (ISSN 1971-8993). It is an open-access journal published online every three months (January, April, July, October). 
Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale encompasses the broad topic of structural integrity, which is based on the mechanics of fatigue and fracture and is concerned with the reliability and effectiveness of structural components. The aim of the Journal is to promote works and researches on fracture phenomena, as well as the development of new materials and new standards for structural integrity assessment. The Journal is interdisciplinary and accepts contributions from engineers, metallurgists, materials scientists, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians. The Journal is completely free of charge, both for Readers and for Authors (no APC).

More details:

- The Journal is financially supported by the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF) and by crowdfunding. It is completely free of charge both for readers and for authors. Neither processing charges nor submission charges are required.

- Papers can be published only after a preliminary plagiarism/autoplagiarism check and a blind peer-review process (two reviewers, at least). More than one reviewing rounds are possible.

- The Journal is well indexed (e.g., Scopus, since 2012, and WoS, since 2015).

- All the papers are published with their Visual Abstracts (2 minutes max videos with the "cores" of the papers). All the Visual Abstracts are available in a dedicated YouTube channel.  All the issues are also published in a browsable version (LINK).

The browsable version is available at this link: LINK

Dear friends,

IGF27, the 27th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity, was a great success! More than 160 presentations, with more than 100 participants in presence and more than 70 in remote, allowed to organize a great event. Soon, the videorecordings of the presentations will be collected in a volume (with ISBN and DOI) and will be available in the IGF YouTube channel and in ESIS-PH (ESIS Publishing House) and a volume of papers will be published in Procedia Structural Integrity.

Now…let’s talk about the next IGF event:

The third European Conference on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (ESIAM23)

The conference will be held in Porto (Portugal) an online in September 4-6, 2023 ( The conference will provide an overview over current scientific knowledge and stimulate ideas for future research directions in this emerging field. Peer-reviewed contributions will be in the form of presentation or a poster. The agenda will allow for extended discussions and for exploring Porto at the end of summer. ESIAM23 is the third event of the ESIAM series following the success of the first event in Trondheim 2019 and the online conference held in 2021.

The abstract submission deadline is June 30, 2023 … join us!! Ciao!


Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Mechanical and Fracture Characterization of Epoxy/PLA/Graphene/SiO2 Composites

K. Dileep, A. Srinath, N.R. Banapurmath, M.A. Umarfarooq, A.M. Sajjan

Analytical, Numerical and Physical Models

Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering

Failure Analysis of Boron Steel Components for Automotive Applications

Marco Virginio Boniardi, Andrea Casaroli, Laura Sirangelo, Sergio Monella, Michele Mazzola


Fractography and Advanced metallography


Impact & Dynamics

Impact behavior of gravity cast AlSi10Mg alloy: Effect of hot isostatic pressing and innovative high pressure T6 heat treatment

Luca Girelli, Maverick Giovagnoli, Marialaura Tocci, Annalisa Fortini, Marcello Gelfi, Mattia Merlin, Annalisa Pola

Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

SI: Structural Integrity and fatigue mechanisms: applications and recent trends


Editor in Chief, Co-Editors in Chief and Section Editors oversee the peer review process for the journal, including evaluating submissions, selecting reviewers and assessing their comments, and making editorial decisions. Together with Advisory Editorial Board and the Editorial Board Members, they are involved in the development of journal policies and ethics standards and work to promote Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale to provide resources, support and advice for researchers, especially early researchers, in their journey from writing to publishing their scientific papers while at the same time making free public access to scientific research.