XVII International Materials Research Congress
Volume is indexed by Thomson Reuters CPCI-S (WoS).
The subjects covered in this special collection are all related to fatigue, corrosion-fatigue, elastoplastic fracture, damage, mixed-mode loading, brittle layers, the effects of boriding, short cracks, residual strength and many other topics. In all of the cases considered, the solutions obtained are based upon theory, experimental results and, in some cases are complemented by numerical analysis.
The aim of this collection, which was to bring together state-of-the-art developments related to fracture mechanics, can be said to have been very well met.
Review from Ringgold Inc., ProtoView: The annual conference is held by the Mexican Academy of Materials Science, and the ninth symposium on fracture mechanics at it is documented here by 11 selected and peer reviewed papers. They report findings from theory or experiment, sometimes complemented with numerical analysis. Among the topics are the numerical simulation of multiple scattering by hidden cracks under the incidence of elastic waves, the mechanics of randomly folded thin materials, the effect of mixed mode loading induced by asymmetric stress on crack initiation from corrosion pits, the short-crack propagation model applied to shot peened aluminum alloys, verifying the ultrasonic qualification for structural integrity of partially concrete embedded steel elements, and residual strength and fracture path for drilled epoxy-glass composites.