Special Issue "The Brittle Failure of Different Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017)
Brittle or quasi-brittle fracture loading is a wide field of research, which involves many researchers devoted to investigate different aspects of the mechanics and physics of fracture. Materials usually treated include metal alloys, polymers, composites, rocks, ceramics. Brittle failure is not a phenomenon limited only to static loadings. It may also be related to the fatigue and failure under repeated loading cycles (mechanical or thermal). The material damage process is usually very complex because it involves the combined effects of loading, size and geometry, temperature and environment. The understanding of the phenomena tied to the dissipation of energy in various forms and the identification of microscopic properties and their interactions with macroscopic variables are the actual challenging topics. The Fracture Mechanics science emphasises material characterisation techniques and translation of specimen data to design.
We invite authors to submit original research and review articles that seek to define possible criteria against brittle and quasi-brittle failure under mixed mode loading, to present or discuss new sets of experimental data in combination with fracture assessment. Among the areas to be emphasized are: Case histories; material selection and structure design; sample calculations of practical design problems; material characterisation procedures; fatigue crack growth and corrosion; non-destructive testing and inspection; structural failure and ageing; failure prevention methodologies; and maintenance and repair.
Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- Continuum mechanics
- Crack propagation under mixed mode loading
- Criteria for fatigue and fracture assessment
- Energy absorption and dissipation
- Local approaches based on strain energy density
- Local approaches based on stress analysis
- Scale effect
- Singular stress field
- Interface behavior of small and large bodies
- Three-dimensional effects.
Prof. Filippo Berto
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- Brittle fracture
- Strain energy density
- Energy release rate