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Finite-element simulation of residual stresses induced by laser shock peening in TC4 samples structurally similar to a turbine blade

Anastasiia Kostina, Maxim Zhelnin, Sathya Swaroop, Alena Vedernikova, Mariia Bartolomei
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Fracture Simulation of Concrete Beams to assess softening behavior by varying different fractions of Aggregates

H. S. Vishwanatha, S. Muralidhara, B. K. Raghu Prasad
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Compressive study on recycled concrete: experiment and numerical homogenization modelling

Djamel Fellah, Salma Barboura, Thileli Tilmatine, Karim Benyahi, Mohand Said Kachi, Jia Li, Youcef Bouafia
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Effect of Granular Waste Compact Disc on Bond Strength between Steel Bars and Surrounding Concrete

Barzan Mawlood, Sanaa Khaleel, Ahmed Mohammad
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Impact of earthquake’s epicenter distance to failure of the embankment – A seismic prediction

Abdoullah Namdar, Omer Mughieda, Ts Haji Azahar Bin Mohd Yasin, Falak Azhar
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Optimization of damage repair with piezoelectric actuators using the Taguchi method

Abdul Aabid Shaikh, Meftah Hriari, Jaffar Syed Mohamed Ali
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Fatigue assessment of a FSAE car rear upright by a closed form solution of the critical plane method

Andrea Chiocca, Michele Sgamma, Francesco Frendo, Francesco Bucchi, Giuseppe Marulo
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Experimental and Numerical Study on Vibration-Based Damage Detection and Localization in Laminated Composite Plates

Saeesh Verenkar, I. Sridhar, Vinayak S. Uppin, P. S. Shivakumar Gouda
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Investigations on tool wear behavior in turning AISI 304 stainless steel: An empirical and neural network modeling approach

Satish Chinchanikar, Mahendra Gadge
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Effect of Pre-tensioning Force on Behavior of Buckling Restrained Brace (BRB) Supported by Double Pre-tensioning System

Mohamed Selim, Muhammad E. Kamel, Eman Elshamy, Mohamed Emara
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Damage-failure transition in titanium alloy Ti-6Al-4V under dwell fatigue loads

Vladimir Oborin, Aleksandr Balakhnin, Oleg Naimark, Yuri Gornostyrev, Vladimir Pushin, Nataliya Kuranova, Dimitrii Rasposienko, Aleksey Svirid, Aleksey Uksusnikov
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Material choice to optimise the performance index of isogrid structures

Costanzo Bellini, Filippo Berto, Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello, Larisa Patricia Mocanu
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Performance of Reinforced Concrete Flat Slabs Having GFRP Gratings

Ahmed Mahmoud, Haitham F. Mostafa, Tarek S. Mostafa , Ahmed N. Khater
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Computer simulation of stress-strain states in zygomatic bones after complex installation of implants

Timur Dibirov, Aleksey Drobyshev, Eduard Kharazyan, Nikolay Redko, Egor Pankov, Alexander Kozulin, Sergey Panin, Sergey Arutyunov
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A nonlocal elasticity theory to model the static behaviour of edge-cracked nanobeams

Daniela Scorza, Andrea Carpinteri, Camilla Ronchei, Andrea Zanichelli, Raimondo Luciano, Sabrina Vantadori
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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,
after the Q2 in Scimago in three different categories (Civil and Structural Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Mechanics of Materials), we finally obtained the WoS Impact Factor: 1.4 !!!
Considering that there is not a professional publisher behind Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale – Fracture and Structural Integrity and that all the activities are completely based on the volunteers help, this result is amazing!
Although we continuously receive proposals to sell the journal and transform it in an APC based journal, we wish to keep our approach unchanged:
- Nobody pays, neither authors nor readers (no APC!).
- Publish good quality papers, trying to help young researchers to achieve an acceptable quality of their submissions, also with many review rounds.
- Try to offer to our readers some innovative approaches in the reading experience (e.g., the Visual Abstracts).
In order to further improve our journal, we “simply” ask you to:
- Submit to the journal good quality manuscripts prepared according to the authors’ guidelines and focused on the main journal topics (“Fracture” and/or “Structural integrity”).
- Help the journal as reviewers: all the authors appreciate competent and fast review processes. All the reviewers are acknowledged in three different ways!
- Join the events organized by IGF; it is only thanks to these events that it is possible for FIS to live!
- Use the papers published in FIS for your references, especially the papers published in the last two years!
The last point is crucial. If you wish that the “value” of your paper increases, it is necessary that the indexes improve! To do that, if you find a paper of your interest in FIS, please, do not hesitate to add it to your refs in any paper you are publishing!

The next IGF event is the The 8th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP2024). The Conference will be held in Rimini (Italy) and online in September 10-12, 2024 ( 

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Advanced Manufacturing and Processing

Advanced Manufacturing and Surface Treatment

Investigation of Impact Energy Absorption of AA6061 and Composites: Role of Post-Aging Cooling Methods

G.V. Krishna Reddy, B. K. Naveen Kumar, G. Hareesha, A. M. Rajesh, Saleemsab Doddamani

Analytical, Numerical and Physical Models

Failure Analysis, Case Studies and Forensic Engineering


Fractography and Advanced metallography


Structural Integrity and Durability of Structures

Structural Integrity and Safety: Experimental and Numerical Perspectives


SI: Fracture Fatigue and Wear

Notch Sensitivity Study in U-notched Polymers Built by Additive Manufacturing (AM)

Jorge Guillermo Diaz Rodriguez, Alberto David Pertuz Comas, Juan David Sandoval Herrera

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.