Numerical Methods Applied to Fatigue and Fracture Phenomena

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 1054

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: structural integrity; fatigue; fracture mechanics; finite element method; fiber-reinforced composites; environmental effects; additive manufacturing
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: fatigue and fracture behavior of materials; mechanical characterization; structural integrity of conventional and innovative materials
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State Key Laboratory of Traction Power, Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu 610031, China
Interests: in situ fatigue tests; fracture mechanics; fatigue crack growth model; fatigue life prediction; finite element simulation; structural integrity of railway vehicle; additive manufacturing; correlative 4D tomography
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Dear Colleagues,

The development of modern numerical methods has led to significant advances in the fields of fatigue and fracture. Due to the increasing complexity of current mechanical and structural components, an accurate assessment of structural integrity is pivotal to avoid unexpected failures and define maintenance intervals. Because of the permanent tendency to shorten time-to-market periods and the development cost, the use of the finite element method, extended finite element method, or meshless methods, among others, has been a viable alternative to experimental methods. This Special Issue aims to focus on new trends on numerical methods and computational approaches to address fatigue and fracture problems. Examples of innovative and successful industrial applications, as well as nonconventional numerical approaches, are encouraged. Research and review papers are also welcome.

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Prof. Dr. Shengchuan Wu
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  • new computational approaches for fatigue
  • new computational approaches for fracture
  • remeshing techniques
  • finite element method
  • boundary element method
  • coupled FEM/BEM approaches for fatigue and fracture
  • extended finite element method
  • meshless methods
  • peridynamics
  • large-scale engineering applications
  • multidisciplinary computational approaches for fatigue and fracture
  • simulation and modeling

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