Recent Progress in Materials  (ISSN 2689-5846) 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.          

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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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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.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office ( for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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