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Dear Friend,
this issue is one of the most rich we ever published!! Dozens of high quality papers mainly, but not uniquely, connected to the Multilateral workshop organized in cooperation with our portuguese and spanish friends. Grupo Español de Fractura, Gruppo Italiano Frattura and Sociedade Portuguesa de Materiais (SPM)/Fracture Division organized The First Multi-Lateral Workshop on Fracture and Structural Integrity related Issues in Catania, in the same venue that will be used in 2016 for the 21st European Conference on Fracture (ECF21)… a test is always better!
The organizers of The First Multi-Lateral Workshop on Fracture and Structural Integrity related Issues were:
- Paulo De Castro (Universidade do Porto, Portugal);
- Manuel de Freitas (EDAM MIT, Portugal);
- Francesco Iacoviello (Università di Cassino e del Lazio Meridionale, Italy);
- Antonio Martín-Meizoso (Universidad de Navarra, Spain);
- Luca Susmel (University of Sheffield, UK);
- Jesús Toribio (Universidad de Salamanca, Spain)
More than 70 presentations are an undoubted success … and the success of this event was also due to the efforts of all the members of the IGF ExCo… without their help, the organization of this event, and also of all the IGF events, would be simply impossible.
Beppe and Donato (the Vice Presidents), Angelo (the Treasurer) and Andrea, Carmine, Giacomo, Vittorio …
Warmly acknowledgments are also due to GOM Tecnologie di Misurazione Ottica, MTS and Leica Microsystems. Their support allows to IGF to organize its events and we are grateful for their constant help. In addition, we wish to thank ESIS (European Structural Integrity Society), ICF (International Congress on Fracture) and AIM (Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia) for their sponsoring.
Finally, a few words about the cover. After some years, we decided to change the cover of the IGF journal, simplifying the content and modifying the main picture. As you can see, this picture is a “scheme” of the Eiffel Tower with some evident modifications, in order to underline the main topics of our journal. Hoping that the new cover will be appreciated, we wish to propose to all of you to send us your ideas for new covers. The best ones will be used for the next issues, obviously with warm acknowledgements to the authors!!

Francesco Iacoviello
F&IS Chief Editor


Resilience and ductility of Oxy-fuel HAZ cut

A. Martín-Meizoso, J. Aldazabal, J.L. Pedrejón, S. Moreno

pages 14-22

An investigation on corrosion protection layers in pipelines transporting hydrocarbons

Gabriella Bolzon, Giovanna Gabetta, Bernardo Molinas

pages 31-39

Damaging micromechanisms characterization in a ferritic-pearlitic ductile cast iron

Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello, Alessandra Rossi, Mauro Cavallini

pages 62-67

Cf/C composites: correlation between CVI process parameters and Pyrolytic Carbon microstructure

F. Burgio, P. Fabbri, G. Magnani, M. Scafè, L. Pilloni, A. Brentari, A. Brillante, T. Salzillo

pages 68-74

Improvements in self-consolidating cementitious composites by using micro carbonized aggregates

Giuseppe Andrea Ferro, Sajjad Ahmad, Rao Arsalan Khushnood, Luciana Restuccia, Jean Marc Tulliani

pages 75-83

The notch effect on fracture of polyurethane materials

T. Voiconi, R. Negru, E. Linul, L. Marsavina, H. Filipescu

pages 101-108

Effect of the model’s geometry in fretting fatigue life prediction

J. Vázquez, C. Navarro, J. Domínguez

pages 109-117

Design optimization of cruciform specimens for biaxial fatigue loading

R. Baptista, R. A. Claudio, L. Reis, I. Guelho, M. Freitas, J. F. A. Madeira

pages 118-126

Photoelastic stress analysis assisted evaluation of fracture toughness in hydrothermally aged epoxies

G. Pitarresi, A. Toscano, M. Scafidi, M. Di Filippo, S. Alessi, G. Spadaro

pages 127-137

Thermal degradation in Carrara marbles as the cause of deformation of cladding slabs

A. Spagnoli, M. Migliazza, M. Zucali, A.M. Ferrero

pages 145-152

Evolution of crack paths and compliance in round bars under cyclic tension and bending

J. Toribio, J.C. Matos, B. González, J. Escuadra

pages 182-190

Double peeling of elastic pre-tensioned tapes

C. Putignano, L. Afferrante, G. Carbone, G. Demelio

pages 237-243

Study of short cracks under biaxial fatigue

P. Lopez-Crespo, B. Moreno, A. Garcia-Gonzalez, J. Zapatero, A. Lopez-Moreno

pages 244-251

Mechanical behavior of a sandwich with corrugated GRP core: numerical modeling and experimental validation

D. Tumino, T. Ingrassia, V. Nigrelli, G. Pitarresi, V. Urso Miano

pages 317-326

A probabilistic interpretation of the Miner number for fatigue life prediction

A. Fernández-Canteli, S. Blasón, J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. de Jesus

pages 327-339

Modification of creep and low cycle fatigue behaviour induced by welding

A. Carofalo, V. Dattoma, R. Nobile, F.W. Panella, G. Alfeo, A. Scialpi, G.P. Zanon

pages 349-359

Determining fracture energy parameters of concrete from the modified compact tension test

A. Fernández-Canteli, L. Castañón, B. Nieto, M. Lozano, T. Holušová, S. Seitl

pages 383-393

Evaluation of the material’s damage in gas turbine rotors by instrumented spherical indentation

D. Nappini, G. Zonfrillo, F. Mastromatteo, I. Giovannetti

pages 394-402

Impact response of balsa core sandwiches

Nurdane Mortas, Paulo N.B. Reis, José A.M. Ferreira

pages 403-408

Failure of cargo aileron’s actuator

G. Zucca, M. Amura, L. Allegrucci, M. Bernabei

pages 409-416

Duplex S-N fatigue curves: statistical distribution of the transition fatigue life

D.S. Paolino, A. Tridello, H.S. Geng, G. Chiandussi, M. Rossetto

pages 417-423

Interlaminar fracture in woven carbon/epoxy laminates

Paulo N.B. Reis, José A.M. Ferreira, José D.M. Costa, António M. Pereira

pages 431-438

Fatigue crack behavior on a Cu-Zn-Al SMA

V. Di Cocco, F. Iacoviello, S. Natali, V. Volpe

pages 454-461

Stress triaxiality influence on damaging micromechanisms in a pearlitic ductile cast iron

Vittorio Di Cocco, Francesco Iacoviello, Alessandra Rossi, Mauro Cavallini

Transverse strength of railway tracks: part 1. Planning and experimental setup

Antonio De Iorio, Marzio Grasso, Francesco Penta, Giovanni Pio Pucillo, Paolo Pinto, Stefano Rossi, Mario Testa, Giuseppe Farneti

pages 478-485

Degradation assessment of waterlogged wood at Haimenkou site

Gao Jingran, Li Jian, Qiu Jian, Guo Menglin

pages 495-501

Energy dissipation mechanism and damage model of marble failure under two stress paths

Liming Zhang, Mingyuan Ren, Shaoqiong Ma, Zaiquan Wang

pages 515-525

Identification of the plastic zone using digital image correlation

M. Rossi, M. Sasso, G. Chiappini, E. Mancini, D. Amodio

pages 552-557

Investigation of very high cycle fatigue by thermographyc method

V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano

pages 569-577

Transverse strength of railway tracks: part 2. Test system for ballast resistance in line measurement

Antonio De Iorio, Marzio Grasso, Francesco Penta, Giovanni Pio Pucillo, Vincenzo Rosiello

pages 578-592

Transverse strength of railway tracks: part 3. Multiple scenarios test field

Antonio De Iorio, Francesco Penta, Giovanni Pio Pucillo, Vincenzo Rosiello, Stefano Lisi, Stefano Rossi, Mario Testa

pages 593-601