Issue 30

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Fracture mechanics: inspirations from nature; D. Taylor 11
Friction, fragmentation and flow - mechanics of rock bursts, falls and avalanches; E. T. Bowman 17
Resilience and ductility of oxy-fuel HAZ cut; A. Martín-Meizoso, J. Aldazabal, J.L. Pedrejón, S. Moreno 24
Static assessment of ductile/brittle notched materials: an engineering approach based on the Theory of Critical Distances; R. Louks, H. Askes, L. Susmel 33
An investigation on corrosion protection layers in pipelines for hydrocarbon transportation; G. Bolzon, G. Gabetta, B. Molinas 41
Numerical analysis of hydrogen-assisted rolling-contact fatigue of wind turbine bearings; J. Toribio, M. Lorenzo, D. Vergara, V. Kharin 50
Use of FBG sensors for monitoring cracks of the equestrian statue of Bartolomeo Colleoni in Venice; F. Felli, A. Brotzu, D. Pilone, C. Vendittozzi, M. Caponero 58
Critical applied stresses for a crack initiationfrom a sharp V-notch; L. Náhlík, P. Hutař, K. Štegnerová 65
Damaging micromechanisms characterization in a ferritic-pearlitic ductile cast iron; V. Di Cocco, F. Iacoviello, A. Rossi, M. Cavallini 72
Cf/C composites: correlation between CVI process parameters and Pyrolytic Carbon microstructure; F. Burgio, L. Pilloni, M. Scafè, P. Fabbri, A. Brentari, A. Brillante, T. Salzillo 78
Improvements in self-consolidating cementitious composites by using micro carbonized aggregates, G. A. Ferro, S. Ahmad, R. A. Khushnood, J. M. Tulliani, L. Restuccia 85
SCC and corrosion fatigue characterization of a Ti-6Al-4V alloy in a corrosive environment – experiments and numerical models; S. Baragetti, F. Villa 94
Elastic compliance of single-edge-notched tension SE(T) (or SENT) specimens; B. Tyson, P. Ding, X. Wang 105
The notch effect on fracture of polyurethane materials; T. Voiconi, R. Negru, E. Linul, L. Marsavina, H. Filipescu 111
Effect of the model’s geometry in fretting fatigue life prediction; J. Vázquez, C. Navarro, J. Domínguez 119
Design optimization of cruciform specimens for multixial fatigue loading; R. Batista, R. Claudio, L. Reis, J. Aguilar Madeira, M. de Freitas 128
Photoelastic stress analysis assisted evaluation of fracture toughness in hydrothermally aged epoxies; G. Pitarresi, A. Toscano, M. Scafidi, M. Di Filippo, S. Alessi, G. Spadaro 137
Evaluation of safe bearing capacity of soil foundation by using numerical analysis method; A. Namdar, X. Feng 148
Thermal degradation in Carrara marbles as the cause of deformation of cladding slabs; A. Spagnoli, M. Migliazza, M. Zucali, A.M. Ferrero 155
Numerical implementation of a multiaxial cyclic plasticity model for the Local Strain Method in low cycle fatigue; C. Madrigal, V. Chaves, A. Navarro 163
Damage initiation in brittle and ductile materials as revealed by a fractoluminescence study; A. Chmel, I. Shcherbakov 172
Stress induced martensite at the crack tip in NiTi alloys during fatigue loading; C. Maletta, L. Bruno, E. Sgambitterra 177
Wedge splitting test method: quantification of influence of marble tool bar by two-parameter fracture mechanics; S. Seitl 184
Evolution of crack paths and compliance in round bars under cyclic tension and bending; J. Toribio, J.C. Matos, B. González, J. Escuadra 192
The specific heat loss combined with the thermoelastic effect for an experimental analysis of the mean stress influence on axial fatigue of stainless steel plain specimens; G. Meneghetti, M. Ricotta, B. Atzori 201
Determination of the linearity end for surface temperature curve in traction static tests; A. Risitano, G. Fargione 211
Considerations on the choice of experimental parameters in residual stress measurements by hole-drilling and ESPI; C. Barile, C. Casavola, G. Pappalettera, C. Pappalettere 221
On the use of the Theory of Critical Distances to estimate the dynamic strength of notched 6063-T5 aluminium alloy; T. Yin, A. Tyas, O. Plekhov, L. Susmel 230
Field Load Acquisition and variable amplitude fatigue testing on maxi-scooter motorcycles, N. Petrone, M. Saraceni 236
Double peeling of elastic pre-tensioned tapes, C. Putignano, L. Afferrante,G. Carbone, G. Demelio 247
Study of short cracks under biaxial fatigue; P. Lopez-Crespo, B. Moreno, A. Garcia-Gonzalez, J. Zapatero, A. Lopez-Moreno 254
Use of Circumferentially Cracked Bar sample for CTOD fracture toughness determination in the upper shelf regime; D. Gentile, I. Persechino, N. Bonora, G. Iannitti, A. Carlucci 262
Electrical resistivity and ultrasonic measurements during sequential fracture test of cementitious composite; V. Veselý, P. Konečný, P. Lehner, D. Pieszka 273
Biaxial fatigue tests and crack paths for AISI 304L stainless steel; V. Chaves, C. Madrigal, A. Navarro 283
Evaluation of the AZ31 cyclic elastic-plastic behavior under multiaxial loading conditions; V. Anes, L. Reis, B. Li, M. de Freitas 292
Fracture-Safe and Fatigue-Reliable Structures; M. Neil James 303
FE analysis of cruciform welded joints considering different mechanical properties for base material, heat affected zone and weld metal; P. Corigliano, V. Crupi, E. Guglielmino, W. Fricke 314
The effect of thickness on out-of-plane constraint in terms of the T-stress; Y. Matvienko 321
Mechanical behavior of a sandwich with corrugated GRP core: numerical modeling and experimental validation; D. Tumino, T. Ingrassia, V. Nigrelli, G. Pitarresi, V. Urso Miano 327
A probabilistic interpretation of the Miner number for fatigue life prediction; A. Fernández-Canteli S. Blasón, J.A.F.O. Correia, A.M.P. de Jesus 337
In-service fatigue cracking of propeller shafts in spline-pinned joints connecting with engine shafts of AN-24, AN-26, and IL-18 aircraft; A. A. Shanyavskiy, A. L. Toushentsov 350
Modification of creep and low cycle fatigue behaviour induced by welding; A. Carofalo, V. Dattoma, R. Nobile, F.W. Panella, G. Alfeo, A. Scialpi, G.P. Zanon 359
The effect of steady torsion on fatigue crack growth under rotating bending loading on aluminium alloy 7075-T6; M. da Fonte, L. Reis, M. de Freitas 370
Application of digital image correlation (DIC) in resonance machines for measuring fatigue crack growth; P. Lorenzino, G. Beretta, A. Navarro 379
Numerical modelling of reinforced concrete beams witch fracture-plastic material; O. Sucharda, J. Brozovsky 385
Determining fracture energy parameters of concrete from the modified compact tension test; A. Fernández-Canteli, L. Castañón, T. Holusová, B. Nieto, M. Lozano, S. Seitl 393
Evaluation of the material’s damage in gas turbine rotors by instrumented spherical indentation; D. Nappini, G. Zonfrillo 404
Impact response of balsa core sandwiches; N. Mortaş, P. N. B. Reis, J. A.M. Ferreira 413
Failure of cargo aileron’s actuator; G. Zucca, M. Amura, L. Allegrucci, M. Bernabei 419
Duplex S-N fatigue curves: statistical distribution of the transition fatigue life; D. S. Paolino, A. Tridello, H. S. Geng, G. Chiandussi, M. Rossetto 427
Role of the microstructure on the mechanical properties of fully pearlitic eutectoid steels; J. Toribio, B. González, J.C. Matos, F.J. Ayaso 434
Interlaminar fracture in woven carbon/epoxy laminates; P. N.B. Reis, A. M. Pereira, J.A.M. Ferreira, José D.M. Costa 441
Integrated assessment model for the fracture strength of glass components in CSP systems; L. Guerra Rosa, J. Cruz Fernandes, B. Li 448
Investigation about crack propagation paths in thin rim gears; F. Curà, A. Mura, C. Rosso 456
Fatigue crack behavior on a Zn-Cu-Al SMA; V. Di Cocco, F. Iacoviello, A. Rossi, S. Natali 464
Stress triaxiality influence on damaging micromechanisms in a pearlitic ductile cast iron; V. Di Cocco, F. Iacoviello, A. Rossi, M. Cavallini 472
Dynamic additional loads influencing the fatigue life of gears in electric vehicles transmissions; G. Belingardi, F. Curà, V. Cuffaro 479
Transverse strength of railway tracks: part 1. Planning and experimental setup; A. de Iorio, M. Grasso, F. Penta, G. P. Pucillo, P. Pinto, S. Rossi, M. Testa, G. Farneti 488
Effect of nonlinearity of restrainer and supports on the elasto-plastic seismic response of continuous girder bridge; W. Changfeng, Z. Long, C. Xingchong 496
Degradation assessment of waterlogged wood at Haimenkou site; G. Jingran, L. Jian, Q. Jian, G. Menglin 505
Research on parameters optimization of bilateral ring gear blank-holder in thick-plate fine blanking; C.J.Su, X.H.Dong, S.M.Guo, Q.L.Li, T.T.Li 512
Energy dissipation mechanism and damage model of marble failure under two stress paths; L. Zhang, M. Ren, S. Ma, Z. Wang 525
Time-history simulation of civil architecture earthquake disaster relief- based on the three-dimensional dynamic finite element method; L. Bing, Q. Yaoguang, D. Jiyun 536
A research on detecting and recognizing bridge cracks in complex underwater conditions; W. Tao, D. Tao, Z. Xiaohong, S. Yiming 547
An analysis research of the stiffness characteristics of hospital building materials; C.Yunyu 555
Identification of the plastic zone using digital image correlation; M. Rossi, M. Sasso, G. Chiappini, E. Mancini, D. Amodio 562
On the notch sensitivity of cast iron under multi-axial fatigue loading; E. Maggiolini, P. Livieri, R. Tovo 568
Investigation of very high cycle fatigue by thermographyc method; V. Crupi, G. Epasto, E. Guglielmino, G. Risitano 579