Fatigue and Fracture Behavior of Traditional and Advanced Metallic Materials in Low-Cycle Regimes

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Metal Failure Analysis".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 566

Special Issue Editors

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Institute of Structural Durability and Railway Technology, Graz University of Technology, 8010 Graz, Austria
Interests: fatigue design; technological aspects; high- and low-cycle fatigue assessment; structural durability; fracture behavior
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims at collecting a series of articles devoted to the study of the fatigue strength and fracture behavior of structural metallic materials subjected to low-cycle-fatigue loadings. The interest encompasses traditional structural alloys, innovative metallic materials as well as advanced manufacturing processes able to improve the fatigue strength and fracture behavior. The focus is laid on metallic materials performing in the low-cycle-fatigue regime, as in those engineering applications characterized by high loading levels and elasto-plastic strains, including constant amplitude, variable amplitude, and spectrum loading.

The Special Issue is open to research and review papers aimed at providing state-of-the-art knowledge on the topic of low-cycle fatigue and fracture behavior for both traditional and innovative metallic alloys and structural components. Emphasis will be given to experimental results, numerical approaches, and analytical design concepts. Researchers are encouraged to submit papers focusing on specific aspects of the low-cycle fatigue and fracture behavior of metallic materials or describing applications and engineering case studies in the field of structural integrity.

Prof. Denis Benasciutti
Prof. Martin Leitner
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fatigue
  • fracture
  • low-cycle fatigue
  • elasto-plastic strain
  • constant amplitude
  • variable amplitude
  • spectrum loading

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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