Topic Editors

Dr. Ricardo Branco
Department of Mechanical Engineering, CEMMPRE, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Renowned Chair and Distinguished Professor of Mechanics of Materials, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Prof. Dr. Francesco Iacoviello
Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, University of Cassino and Southern Lazio, 03043 Cassino, FR, Italy
Dr. José A.F.O. Correia
INEGI, Faculty of Engineering, University of Porto, Rua Dr. Roberto Frias, 4200-465 Porto, Portugal

Surface Treatments for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage II

Abstract submission deadline
20 October 2023
Manuscript submission deadline
30 December 2023
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Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to submit your work to this Topic on "Surface Treatments for Protecting from Fracture and Fatigue Damage". The topic is very popular in many engineering applications and affects the structural integrity of a number of critical components and structures spanning different scale lengths, from nano to macro-structures.

The present issue aims to offer a complete update on these interesting subjects, evaluating different aspects of the problem.

The topic will serve as a forum for papers on the following subjects:

  • Innovative coatings.
  • Innovative and sustainable treatments for improving surface properties.
  • Methods for monitoring the properties of the surfaces under service conditions.
  • Innovative methodologies for applying protective and coatings and re-integration materials to structures.
  • Innovative and sustainable surface treatments against fatigue damage.
  • Case studies on innovative and sustainable coatings and surface protection.
  • Applications to real structures.

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Prof. Dr. Francesco Iacoviello
Dr. José A.F.O. Correia
Topic Editors

Participating Journals

Journal Name Impact Factor CiteScore Launched Year First Decision (median) APC
Applied Mechanics
- - 2020 15.4 Days 1000 CHF Submit
Applied Sciences
2.838 3.7 2011 14.9 Days 2300 CHF Submit
3.236 3.9 2011 13.5 Days 2200 CHF Submit
3.748 4.7 2008 13.9 Days 2300 CHF Submit
2.695 3.8 2011 16.9 Days 2000 CHF Submit

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