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Dear friends,
just an update about the most important event that IGF is organizing: the 21st European Conference on Fracture, under the auspices of the European Structural Integrity Society. This event will be held in Catania, Italy (June 20-24, 2015) and, according to the ECFs events tradition, will allows to hundred of researchers to meet in the wonderful land of Sicily. I don’t want to bother you describing the sea, the culture, the food, the people of Sicily … join us and you will see by your own!!!
In these lines I wish only to underline few details:
- Abstract summission deadline has been postponed: 15.01.2016;
- Proceedings will be published in Procedia Structural Integrity (Elsevier); Templates are available in the ECF21 website;
- Special issues will be published in Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Failure Analysis, International Journal of Fatigue and Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics;
- A Summer School titled “Understanding and modelling fracture and fatigue of materials and structures” will be organized before the ECF event (June 18-19, 2015)

You can find all the details in the ECF21 website …. Looking forward to meeting you in Catania!!!

Francesco Iacoviello
F&IS Chief Editor


Mechanisms of plastic instability and fracture of compressed and tensile tested Mg-Li alloys investigated using the acoustic emission method

A. Pawelek, A. Piatkowski, W. Wajda, W. Skuza, A. Tarasek, W. Ozgowicz, B Grzegorczyk, Z. Ranachowski, S. Kúdela Jr, S. Kúdela

pages 21-30

Numerical study of crack path by MMCG specimen using M integral

S. El Kabir, R. Moutou Pitti, N. Recho, Y. Lapusta, F. Dubois

pages 64-73

Microstructure dependence of fatigue crack propagation behavior in wrought magnesium alloy

S. Morita, S. Fujiwara, T. Hori, N. Hattori, H. Somekawa, T. Mayama

pages 82-87

Surface crack growth subject to bending and biaxial tension-compression

V. Shlyannikov, A. Tumanov, A. Zakharov, A. Gerasimenko

pages 114-124

Welding sequence effects on residual stress distribution in offshore wind monopile structures

Ali Mehmanparast, Oyewole Adedipe, Feargal Brennan, Amir Chahardehi

pages 125-131

Fatigue crack initiation and propagation in lotus-type porous material

S. Glodež, S. Dervaric, J. Kramberger, M. Šraml

pages 152-160

New experimental techniques for fracture testing of highly deformable materials

E. Dall’Asta, V. Ghizzardi, R. Brighenti, E. Romeo, R. Roncella, A. Spagnoli

pages 161-171

Fatigue characterization of a crankshaft steel: Use and interaction of new models

Sergio Blasón, Cristina Rodríguez, Alfonso Fernández-Canteli
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pages 187-195

Fatigue properties and fracture mechanism of load carrying type fillet joints with one-sided welding

Takamasa Abe, Hiroyuki Akebono, Masahiko Kato, Atsushi Sugeta

pages 196-205

Crack path in aeronautical titanium alloy under ultrasonic torsion loading

A. Nikitin, C. Bathias, T. Palin-Luc, A. Shanyavskiy

pages 213-222

Crack path in liquid metal embrittlement: experiments with steels and modeling

T. Auger, S. Hémery, M. Bourcier, C. Berdin, M. Martin, I. Robertson

pages 250-259

Orientation of propagating crack paths emanating from fretting-fatigue contact problems

Eugenio Giner, José Díaz-Álvarez, Miguel Marco, Mª Henar Miguélez

pages 285-294

Fatigue failure analysis of pin-loaded lugs

Slobodanka Boljanovic, Stevan Maksimovic

PAges 313-321

Plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coatings: numerical study on damage localization and evolution

K. Slámecka, P. Skalka, L. Celko, J. Pokluda, L. Saucedo-Mora, T. J. Marrow, U. Thandavamoorthy

pages 322-329

Fatigue crack paths under the influence of changes in stiffness

G. Kullmer, B. Schramm, H. A. Richard

pages 368-378

Fatigue life prediction of pedicle screw for spinal surgery

Š. Major, V. Kocour, P. Cyrus

pages 379-388

Crack path simulation for cylindrical contact under fretting conditions

R.A. Cardoso, J.A. Araújo, J.L.A. Ferreira, F.C. Castro

pages 405-413

Fatigue properties and fracture mechanism of load carrying type fillet joints with one-sided welding

Takamasa Abe, Hiroyuki Akebono, Masahiko Kato, Atsushi Sugeta

pages 424-433

Analysis of cracking of low-alloy copper stretched at elevated temperature

Wojciech Ozgowicz, Elzbieta Kalinowska-Ozgowicz, Klaudiusz Lenik, Aneta Duda

pages 434-440

Fatigue cracking of aluminium alloy AlZn6Mg0.8Zr subjected to thermomechanical treatment

A. Kowalski, W. Ozgowicz, M. Kurek, A. Kurek, T. Lagoda

pages 449-455

Crack simulation models in variable amplitude loading - a review

Luiz Carlos H. Ricardo, Carlos Alexandre J. Miranda

pages 456-471

Static and fatigue experimental tests on a full scale fuselage panel and FEM analyses

Raffaele Sepe, Enrico Armentani, Francesco Caputo

pages 534-550