MAIN TOPICS

Loadings

Proportional & non-proportional constant amplitude (LCF, MCF, HCF, VHCF); Variable amplitude and damage accumulation; Gigacycle fatigue; Thermal fatigue and creep; Contact and fretting fatigue.

Fracture Mechanics

Initiation and short crack growth; Mixed mode behavior; Multiaxial fracture.

Materials

All the materials are concerned: Metallic; Non-metallic; Composites; Defects and inhomogeneities; Constitutive modelling; Damage mechanics.

Testing and applications

Design (notches and stress concentrations); Joined structures; Residual stresses; Case studies; Virtual simulation; Experimental verification; in-situ experiments.