Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

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Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Fatigue Characterisation of Well-Established and Advanced Materials

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Rosa De Finis, PhD

Department of Mechanics Mathematics and Management (DMMM), Politecnico di Bari, Bari, Italy

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Research Interests: Fatigue; Thermal methods; Fracture mechanics; Energy-based approaches; Stress analysis; Innovative materials

About This Topic

Fatigue of well-established and advanced materials is a crucial topic to be managed during the design of complex shaped structures and components as the fatigue can be considered as the major cause triggering the material fracture during in-service loading conditions.

In recent years, innovative experimental techniques and numerical methods have spread in the engineering field to support the realization of predictive models of the fatigue life. These methods are very attractive for companies, because they allow to reduce the costs associated with the experimental campaign and also lead to an accurate maintenance planning of the in-service components. The results are a general reduction of the costs and an improved use of the materials.

This Special Issue will present works related to the application of new experimental techniques and numerical methods on well-established materials in order to consolidate the testing and analysis procedures and will be also focused on diffusing knowledge on new materials (i.e. additively manufactured, composites,…) regarding test methods, flaws simulation and their influence on fatigue behaviour in order to support companies in introducing more performing materials in the production chains coupling the need to fulfill energy saving, environmental friendliness, and sustainable development requirements and the need of good fatigue and fracture mechanics resistance.


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