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Dear friends,
We are proud and happy to announce to the fracture and structural integrity community that, since this issue on, the IGF Journal Fracture and Structural Integrity (Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale, F&SI) will offer two new service:
- Video embedded: F&SI Authors will be allowed to publish papers containing videos. As a consequence, it will be possible for the authors to describe both figures and videos. Videos will be available for all the OS and all the devices (desktop, laptop and mobile).
- Audioslides: F&SI Authors will be allowed to offer to the readers their Audioslides containing a description of their paper. The Audioslides will be embedded in the paper and will be available for all the OS and all the devices (desktop, laptop and mobile).
Considering the videos, there are no Mb limits and all the main codec are allowed.
Considering the Audioslides, there are neither slides number nor MB limits.
For file size smaller than 20 Mb, Authors can directly send their files to Larger files can be sent using services like, or, or sharing a Dropbox folder with
In order to assist the Audioslides production, a short Tutorial is available here:
Very best

Francesco Iacoviello
F&IS Chief Editor


Multi-scale crack closure measurements with digital image correlation on Haynes 230

Stefano Beretta, Silvio Rabbolini, Angelo Di Bello, Huseyin Sehitoglu

pages 174-182

3D Analyses of crack propagation in torsion

D. Shiozawa, Serrano Munoz, S. Dancette, C. Verdu, J. Lachambre, J.-Y. Buffiere

pages 56-60

Near tip strain evolution of a growing fatigue crack

M.-L. Zhu, Y.-W. Lu, C. Lupton, J. Tong

pages 67-72

3D thickness effects around notch and crack tip stress/strain fields

R.C.O. Góes, J.T.P. Castro, M.A. Meggiolaro

pages 89-96

Can Delta Keff be assumed as the driving force for fatigue crack growth?

J.T.P. Castro, M.A. Meggiolaro, J.A.O. González

pages 97-104

Multi-parameter approximation of stress field in a cracked specimen using purpose-built Java applications

V. Veselý, J. Sobek, D. Tesa?, P. Frantík, T. Pail, S. Seitl

pages 120-133

Damage evolution in freeze cast metal/ceramic composites exhibiting lamellar microstructures

C. Simpson, P.J. Withers, T. Lowe, S. Roy, A. Wanner

pages 134-142

Some experimental observations of crack-tip mechanics with displacement data

M. Mokhtari, P. Lopez-Crespo, B. Moreno, M. Zanganeh

pages 143-150

2D mapping of plane stress crack-tip fields following an overload

P. J. Withers, P. Lopez-Crespo, M. Mostafavi, A. Steuwer, J. F. Kelleher, T. Buslaps

pages 151-158

Growth of inclined fatigue cracks using the biaxial CJP model

G. Laboviciute, C. J. Christopher, M. N. James, E. A. Patterson

pages 167-173

Effective stress assessment at rectangular rounded lateral notches

Enrico Maggiolini, Roberto Tovo, Paolo Livieri

pages 183-190

A numerical study of non-linear crack tip parameters

F.V. Antunes, R. Branco, L. Correia, AL Ramalho

pages 199-208

Load history effects on fatigue crack propagation: Its effect on the R-curve for threshold

X. Zhou, A. Hohenwarter, T. Leitner, H.P. Gänser, R. Pippan

pages 209-214

Synchrotron 3D characterization of arrested fatigue cracks initiated from small tilted notches in steel

P. Lorenzino, J.-Y. Buffiere, S. Okazaki, H. Matsunaga, Y. Murakami, H. Matsunaga

pages 215-220

Microstructural study of multiaxial low cycle fatigue

Masao Sakane, Takamoto Itoh

pages 319-334

Shortcuts in multiple dimensions: the multiaxial racetrack filter

M.A. Meggiolaro, J.T.P. Castro, H. Wu

pages 368-375

Time and frequency domain models for multiaxial fatigue life estimation under random loading

Andrea Carpinteri, Andrea Spagnoli, Camilla Ronchei, Sabrina Vantadori

pages 376-381

Multiaxial fatigue of aluminium friction stir welded joints: preliminary results

D. G. Hattingh, M. N. James, L. Susmel, R. Tovo

pages 382-389

Comparison of two multiaxial fatigue models applied to dental implants

JM. Ayllon, C Navarro, J. Vázquez, J. Domínguez

pages 415-426

Equivalent configurations for notch and fretting fatigue

J. A. Araújo, F. C. Castro, S. Pommier, J. Bellecave, J. Mériaux

pages 427-433