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Notiziario

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Characterisation of crack tip fields under nonuniform fatigue loading  D. Nowell, M.E. Kartal, P.F.P. de Matos

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Crack propagation mechanism and life prediction for veryhighcycle fatigue of a structural steel in different environmental medias  G. Qian, C. Zhou, Y. Hong

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Combining experimental and numerical analysis to estimate stress fields along the surface crack front  A.S. Chernyatin, Yu.G. Matvienko, I.A. Razumovsky

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Determination of fracture mechanics parameters on a base of local displacement measurements  Yu. G. Matvienko, V.S. Pisarev, S. I. Eleonsky

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Sharp Contact Corners, Fretting and Cracks  D. A. Hills, R. C. Flicek, D. Dini

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Subsurface metals fatigue cracking without and with crack tip  A. Shanyavskiy

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Near tip strain evolution under cyclic loading  J. Tong, Y.W. Lu, B. Lin, Y. H. Tai, J.R. Yates

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In situ 3D characterization of fatigue cracks displacement fields  J. Lachambre, J.Y. Buffiere, J. Réthoré, A. Weck

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Effect of crack propagation on crack tip fields  F.V. Antunes, A.G. Chegini, L.M. Correia, A.L. Ramalho

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Recent developments in multiparametric threedimensional stress field representation in plates weakened by cracks and notches  P. Lazzarin, M. Zappalorto, F. Berto

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Multiparameter crack tip stress state description for estimation of fracture process zone extent in silicate composite WST specimens  V. Veselý, J. Sobek, L. Šestáková, P. Frantík, S. Seitl

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Is notch sensitivity a stress analysis problem?  J. T. P. de Castro, M. A. Meggiolaro

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Gradient enriched linearelastic crack tip stresses to estimate the static strength of cracked engineering ceramics  H. Askes, L. Susmel

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On a kinked crack model to describe the influence of material microstructure on fatigue crack growth  A. Spagnoli, A. Carpinteri, S. Vantadori

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Pearlitic ductile cast iron: damaging micromechanisms at crack tip  F. Iacoviello, V. Di Cocco, A. Rossi, M. Cavallini

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Application of thermoelastic stress analysis for the experimental evaluation of the effective stress intensity factor  F.A. Díaz, E.A. Patterson, J. R. Yates

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On numerical integration for effective stress assessment at notches  E. Maggiolini, P. Livieri, R. Tovo

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Plastic zone evolution near a crack tip and its role in environmentally assisted cracking  J. Toribio, V. Kharin

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Role of plasticityinduced crack closure in fatigue crack growth  J. Toribio, V. Kharin

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Initiation and growth behavior of verylong microstructurally short fatigue cracks  P. Lorenzino, A. Navarro

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High magnification cracktip field characterisation under biaxial conditions  B. Moreno, P. LopezCrespo, J. Zapatero

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Study of overload effects in bainitic steel by synchrotron Xray diffraction  P. LopezCrespo, P.J. Withers, J. R. Yates, A. Steuwer, T. Buslaps, Y. H. Tai

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Extension of the CJP model to mixed mode I and mode II  C. J. Christopher, G. Laboviciute, M. N. James, E. A. Patterson

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