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Special Issue "Fracture, Fatigue and Structural Integrity of Metallic Materials"
A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019).
Fracture, fatigue and other subcritical processes, such as creep crack growth or stress corrosion cracking, present numerous open issues from both scientific and industrial points of view. These phenomena are of special interest in industrial and civil metallic structures, such as pipes, vessels, machinery, aircrafts, ship hulls and bridges, given that their failure may imply catastrophic consequences for human life, the natural environment and/or the economy. Moreover, an adequate management of their operational life, defining suitable inspection periods, repairs or replacements, requires their safety or unsafety conditions to be defined.
The analysis of these technological challenges requires accurate comprehensive assessments tools based on solid theoretical foundations, as well as structural integrity assessment standards or procedures incorporating such tools into industrial practice.
This Special Issue is focused on new advances in fracture, fatigue, creep and corrosion analysis of metallic structural components containing defects (e.g., cracks, notches, metal loss, etc.), and also on those developments that are being or could be incorporated to structural integrity assessment procedures such as BS7910, R6 or API 579-1/ASME FFS-1.
We invite you to submit original research and review articles, as well as short communications, related to these topics.
Prof. Sergio Cicero
Prof. José Alberto Álvarez
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1500 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- structural integrity
- stress corrosion cracking