To the memory of Fred Nilsson 
Fred Nilsson, Professor of Solid Mechanics at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stock-
holm, has died at the age of 62. 
In 1969, Fred joined the research group of Janne Carlsson at KTH. Four years later, he received 
his DSc with a groundbreaking dissertation on dynamic crack propagation. He was to become one 
of the world’s most influential researchers in this area. 
After a year at Carbox, Ystad, where he developed methods for the design of heavy plate-
forming equipment, Fred was back at KTH to produce some of his finest research in fracture me-
chanics. In the early 80’s, he worked at IFM Akustikbyrån and the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspec-
torate, where he developed novel methods for the assessment of the reliability of reactor pressure 
vessels. After four years as a Professor of Solid Mechanics at the University of Uppsala, Fred re-
turned to KTH, where he was appointed Professor of Solid Mechanics in 1991 – the circle was 
More recently, Fred gave impetus to fatigue research, e.g., comprehensive investigations on 
crack closure and fatigue-crack growth. During his years as a member of the board of the Swedish 
Fatigue Network (UTMIS), Fred and KTH played a very active role, thus increasing the importance 
of the organisation to Swedish industry.  
Wherever he got involved, Fred quickly became a driving force. His critical but always con-
structive attitude enhanced the level of the scientific dialogue. We, who have been his colleagues 
and friends, will always keep Fred in grateful memory. 
On behalf of UTMIS, 
Gunnar Härkegård, NTNU, Trondheim 

Plenary Lectures

"Mesoscopic simulations of damage accumulation under fatigue loading", A.Brueckner-Foit.

"Computational aspects of cohesive zone models", R de Borst, J.Remmers, and A. Needleman.

"Redistribution of stresses from manufacturing operations during service loads and the effect on fatigue life of built-up structures", L.Josefson amd J. Ringsberg.

"Thin film delamination", H. Myhre Jensen.

"Recent developments in the understanding of fretting fatigue", D. Nowell,


Contributed articles in alphabetical order after first author

"Identification of fatigue damaging events using a wavelet-based particle editing algorithm", S. Abdullah, J. A. Giacomin, and J. R. Yates.

"Structural integrity assessment of spherical storage tanks", G. Adziev, A. Sedmak, T. Adziev, and S. Sedmak,

"In-plane impact forces and behaviour of naturally-bedded slate material during impact splitting tests", M. R. Alam, K. Munaswamy, and A. S. J. Swamidas.

"An in-situ SEM study of crack propagation", M. Andersson, C. Persson, and S. Melin.

"Meso-mechanical modelling of thin adhesive layers", T. Andersson and K. Salomonsson.

"Effects of the length of the damage zone on the effective constitutive properties of an adhesive layer loaded in peel", T. Andersson, and A. Biel.

"A new methodology to guarantee the structural integrity of ceramic components using in-situ crack-healing ability", K. Ando, K. Furusawa, K. Takahashi, and S. I Sato.

"Self-crack-healing behavior and fracture strength of Al2O3/SiC composites at the high temperature", K. Ando, S. Kodama, M. Yokouchi, S.-L. Kee, W. Nakao, and K. Takahashi.

"Different approaches to depict fatigue of bituminous materials", I. Artamendi, and H. Khalid.

"Estimation of critical frontal process zone size in ceramics", H. Awaji, C.-H. Chen, N, Kishi, and S.-M. Choi. 

"Fracture initiation angle in the centrally cracked circular disk specimen", M. R. Ayatollahi, and M. R. M. Aliha.

"J-T Characterization of elastic-plastic stress fields in a mode II crack specimen", M. R. Ayatollahi.

"Dynamic mechanical properties of ductile cast iron materials for thick walled components", W. Baer, R. H�cker, and J. B�rrnert.

"Numerical analysis of cracked rolling contact components", M. Beghini, L. Bertini, and V. Fontanari.

"The role of bi-modal and lamellar microstructures of TI-6AL-4V on the behavior of fatigue cracks emanating from edge-notches" M. Benedetti, and V. Fontanari.

"Multiaxial fatigue and defect assessment of truck stabilizers", S. Beretta, H. Desimone, and A. Poli.

"Steady-state measurement of the interface fracture resistance in wafer bonding", Y. Bertholet, F. Iker, X. X. Zhang, J .P. Raskin, and T. Pardoen.

"Mode I and mixed-mode I/II crack tip fields unified by constraint ", B. Bezensek, and J. W. Hancock.

"Influence of varying load spectra on short crack growth modelled by a dislocation technique", C. Bjerk�n, and S. Melin.

"Conventional vs closure free crack growth in nodular iron", A. Bjoerkblad.

"Prediction of the DT41J and DKIc,100 shifts due to irradiation for an A508 pressure vessel steel based on local approach to fracture", C. Bouchet, B. Tanguy, J. Besson, and S. Bugat.

"Optimising energy input for fracture by analysis of the energy required to initate dynamaic mode I crack growth", V. Bratov, and Y. Petrov.

"Modelling and experimental verification of delamination crack growth in an air-plasma-sprayed thermal barrier coating", H. Brodin, M. Jinnestrand, and S. Sj�str�m.

"Assessment of load history effects on fracture ", P. J. Budden, and D. C. Connors.

"The fatigue growth of three-dimensional fretting cracks", A. Cadario and B. Alfredsson.

"Structural mechanics applied to mooring components design", A. F. Camar�o, M. V. Pereira, F. A. Darwish, and S. H. Motta.

"Fatigue behaviour of clinched joints", M. Carboni, S. Beretta, and M. Monno.

"A fragmentation approach for concrete in compression", Al. Carpinteri, and G. Ferro

"Influence of the interface bonding strength on brittle crack propagation in bi-material structural components", Al. Carpinteri, and J. M. Paggi.

"Fatigue behaviour of fiber-reinforced concrete beams", An. Carpinteri, A. Spagnoli, and S. Vantadori.

"Modelling of the mechanical behaviour and fracture processes of the PVDF", M. Challier, J. Besson, S. Cantournet, L. Laiarinandrasana, R. Piques.R. G. Hochstetter, and S. Pignoc. 

"Crack problems in single crystals of hexagonal structure", C.-R. Chiang.

"Residual stresses and fatigue preditions using the theory of critical distances", G. Crupi and D. Taylor

"Standing contact fatigue with line loading", J. Dahlberg, and B. Alfredsson.

"Reduction of mode I fatigue crack growth rate after a mode II load", P. Dahlin, and M. Olsson. 

"A fracture mechanics approach for the crack growth in welded joints with reference to bs 7910", P. Darcis, D. Santarosa, N. Recho, and T. Lassen.

"An experimental and analytical study of crack growth retardation in a structural steel", F. Darwish, M. Pereira, M. Lopes, A. Camar�o, and S. Motta.

."Fatigue damage assesment using thermoelastic stress analysis", F. A. D�az, E.A. Patterson, and J. R. Yates.

"Fracture resistance degradation of hybrid galss matrix composites", I. Dlouhy, Z. Chlup, and A. R. Boccaccini.

"An instability analysis for a crack growth situation based on the common format", J. R. Donoso, and J. D. Landes.

"Short crack propagation in Duplex steel - experimental characterization and modelling", O. D�eber, B. Kuenkler, U. Krupp, H.-J. Christ, and C.-P. Fritzen.

"Behaviour of short fatigue cracks in a naval steel", A. El Malki Alaoui, D. Thevenet, and A. Zeghloul.

"FEM-analysis of cracks in piezoelectric structures under dynamic electromechanical loading", M. Enderlein.

"Influence of matrix microstructure and test conditions on the pseudoductile failure of CVI-CFC ", R. Ermel, T Beck, and C. Fleck.

"Three dimensional finite element calculations of crack tip plastic zones and KIc specimen size requirements", D. Fern�ndez Z��iga, J. F. Kalthoff, A. Fern�ndez Canteli, J. Grasa, and M. Doblar�.

"Fatigue crack growth thresholds in D6AC steel", S. C. Forth, M. A. James and W. M. Johnston.

"Mixed-mode fibre-matrix debonding in transverse cyclic loading of unidirectional composite plies", K. Gamstedt.

"Creep failure model of a 9Cr-1MoNbV (P91) steel integrating multiple deformation and damage mechanisms", V. Gaffard, J. Besson, and A. F. Gourgues.

"Determination of critical tearing energy of tire rubber", E. E. Gdoutos, P. M. Schubel, and I. M. Daniel.

"On the Paris exponent and crack closure effects of Alporas aluminum foam", N. Geerlofs, J. Zuidema, and J. Sietsma.

"Modeling of fracture of structural components with zones of corrosion wear under thermomechanical loading", R. V. Goldstein, Y. V. Zhitnikov, and I. V. Kadochnikov.

"Micromechanics-based modelling of ductile tearing in thin plates", F. Hachez, A. G. Atkins, R. H. Dodds, and T. Pardoen.

"Dislocation modelling of short fatigue crack growth through alternating slip", P. Hansson, and S. Melin.

"The transferability of micro-mechanical damage parameters in modern line pipe steel", S. H. Hashemi, I. C. Howard, J. R. Yates, and R. M. Andrews.

"Development of a laboratory test technique for direct estimate of crack tip opening angle", S. H. Hashemi, R. Gay, I. C. Howard, R. M. Andrews, and J. R. Yates.

"Micro-mechanical damage modelling of notched bar testing of modern pipe steel", S. H. Hashemi, I. C. Howard, J. R.Yates, and R. M. Andrews.

"The use of cohesive zone model to simulate the blister test on an elastic-plastic film bonded to a rigid substrate", K. Hbaieb, and Y. W. Zhang.

"Fatigue crack paths and residual stresses in cold formed rectangular structural tubes", S. Heinil�, T. Bj�rk, G. Marquis, M. B�ckstr�m, and R. Ilvonen.

"The use of asymptotic solutions in fretting fatigue", D. A. Hills, and D. Dini.

"Experimental methods for thermomechanical fatigue in gas turbine materials", L. Jacobsson, C. Persson, and S. Melin.

"Effects of compression precracking on subsequent crack growth", M. A. James, S. C. Forth, W. M. Johnston, J. A. Newman and R. A. Everett.

"Effect of spray-forming on the fracture properties of high-chromium white iron", M. Janssen, D. N. Hanlon, I. C. Stone, E. R. Peekstok, and M. F. Mendes de Leon.

"Extrapolation of load histories and spectra", P. Johannesson.

"The fracture toughness of polytetrafluoroethylene", J. A. Joyce, and P. J. Joyce.

"Simulations of crack meandering and crack branching in intergranular creep fracture", Y. Kaim, P R. Onck, and E. van der Giessen.

"Problems related to thermal fatigue of stainless steel: interactions of orthogonal cracks networks under biaxial tension and influence of stress biaxiality on 3D mode I crack growth", A. Kane, and V. Doquet. 

"Effects of hydrogen on fatigue crack growth behaviour, and ductility loss of austenitic stainless steels", T. Kanazaki, Y. Mine,Y. Fukushima, and Y. Murakami.

"Experimental investigations of size effect on fracture toughness of metallic foils" , Y.-L. Kang, Z.-F. Zhang, H.-W. Wang, and Q.-H. Qin.

"Advances in the application of non-local damage models in the simulation of ductile crack-extension", D. Klingbeil, B. Svendsen, and F. Reusch.

"Strain energy density parameter approach to the non-local parameter of fatigue damage", M. Kohut, and T. Lagoda.

"Crack-tip shielding and anti-shielding by a bimaterial interface", O. Kolednik, J. Predan, G. X. Shan, N.K. Simha, and F. D.Fischer.

"Fretting fatigue under varying loading below the fretting fatigue limit", Y. Kondo, C. Sakae, M. Kubota, and H. Kitahara.

"Damage process in Al-alloy specimens: XRDD experiment and numerical simulation", J. Korou�, D. Vavr�k, J. Jakobek and S. Posp��il.

"Crack bridging and trapping in borosilicate matrix composites with distributed metal particles", M. Kotoul, I. Dlouhy, and T. Vyslouzil.

"Discontinous crack growth during environmental stress cracking of a PBA/PBT co-poly(ester ester)", N. B. Kuipers, M. Janssen, R. Marissen, A. C. Riemslag, M.R. de Rooij, R.F .M. Lange, K. Dijkstra, and A. Bakker.

"Identification and validation of ductile damage parameters by the small punch test", M. Kuna, and M. Abendroth.

"Susceptibility to stress corrosion in transport oil pipeline steels exposed to long time service conditions", K.-J. Kurzydlowski, H. Nykyforchyn, E. Lunarska, O. Tsyrulnyk, and L. Ciupinski

"Study of faitgue crack initiationin rough surfaces using the finite element method and measured surface topography", S. Kyrre Aas, B. Skallerud, B. W Tveiten, and B. Holme.

"A new approach for crack growth life of an elastomeric material", F. Lacroix, A. Tougut, N. R. Neelakantan and N. Ranganathan.

"On the relationship between microstructure and fracture toughness in trip-assisted multiphase steels", G. Lacroix, Q. Furn�mont, T. Pardoen, and P. J. Jacques.

"Fatigue life of two steels under combined bending with torsion- an approach including non-local strain energy density parameter", T. Lagoda, E. Macha, and M. Kohut.

"Specimen geometry effects on 316L(N) creep crack growth analyses", L. Laiarinandrasana and M. R. Kabiri.

"Linking microstructure and high temperature ductility in aluminium alloys AA6xxx", D. Lassance, M. Schmitz, F. Delannay, and T. Pardoen.

"Effect of in-plane constraint and type of loading on fracture toughness of two RPV steels of PWRs", D. Lauerova and M. Brumovsky.

"A cohesive zone model with Barenblatt surface energy :theoretical considerations and numerical simulations", J. Laverne, E. Lorentz, and J.-J. Marigo.

"Reliability of buried pipelines with corrosion defects under varying boundary conditions", O.-S. Lee, and D.-H. Kim.

"Crack tip stress fields for anisotropic materials with cubic symmetry", D .E. Lempidaki,N. P. O'Dowd, and E. P. Busso.

"Influence of microstructural parameters on the fatigue crack initiation in a two phase - metastable titanium alloy", A. Lenain, and P. J. Jacques.

"Fracture mechanics for membranes", C. Li, R. Espinosa , and  P. St�hle.

"High cycle fatigue of an orthorhombic Ti-22Al-25Nb intermetallic alloy", S. Q  Li, Y. J. Cheng, J. W. Zhang, and X. B. Liang.

"Estimation of fatigue life improvement for ultrasonic impact treated welded joints", V.-M. Lihavainen, and G. Marquis.

"Modelling growth of small cracks in a polycrystal", R. Lillbacka, E. Johnson, M. Ekh, and K. Runesson.

"Fatigue crack growth in 18g2a steel under mixed mode I+III loading", E. Macha, and D. Rozumek.

"A numerical and experimental investigation into the generation of residual stress in fracture specimens using local compression", A. H. Mahmoudi, S. Hadidi-Moud, C. E. Truman, and D. J. Smith.

"Fatigue of welded aluminium T-joints", T. Mann, B. W. Tveiten, and G. Haerkegaard.

"Automatic 3D crack propagation in complex welded structures", J. Martinsson.

"Fracture mechanics for composite bulk property testing in order to avoid fracture", L. N. Melin, K. B. Petterson. and J. M. Neumeister.

"High cycle fatigue crack paths in specimens having different stress concentrations", G. Meneghetti, L. Susmel, and R. Tovo.

"Evaluation of microcracks in microelectronic composites", B. Michel and J. Keller.

"Application of the local approach to predict brittle fracture following local compression", A. Mirzaee Sisan, S. Hadidi-Moud, C. E. Truman, and D. J. Smith.

"3D finite element study of damage evolution in a particle composite", L. Mishnaevsky, Jr.

"Strength and deformation of a thin polycrystalline film on a substrate: dislocation density analysis", L. Mishnaevsky, Jr., and D. Gross.

"Upper shelf fracture toughness of as welded manual metal arc weld metal", R. Moskovic.

"Assesment of the ductile to brittle transition curve for C-Mn ferritic steels based upon a small data set", R. Moskovic and P. Flewitt.

"Micromechanisms of cleavage fracture in HAZ of C-Mn steel welds", C. Moya-Guti�rrez, A. Mart�n-Meizoso, and I. Oca�a-Arizcorreta.

"The regularization behaviour of a nonlocal Gurson-type model", U. Muehlich, and W. Brocks. 

"On the use of numerical crack growth simulation techniques to evaluate different methods for the estimation of crack resistance curves", U. Muehlich, J. R. Donoso, and J. D. Landes.

"On the sharp bend in the S-N curve of the AZ31 extruded magnesium alloy". Z. Nan, S. Ishihara, T. Goshima, and R. Nakannishi.

"Steady state tearing in thin aluminium sheets under uniaxial tension", V. P. Naumenko and, Y.D. Skrypnyk.

"Fracture toughness of structural components. influence of constraints", A. Neimitz and  J. Galkiewicz.

"Effect of mean stress on short crack growth in fatigued 316L stainless steel", K. Obrtlik, J. Man, and J. Polak.

"Experimental techniques for aircraft fuselage structures containing damage", P. E. O'Donoghue, and J. Ju.

"Effect of local wall thinning on fracture behavior of straight pipe", M. Ono, K.-W. Nam, K. Takahashi, and K. Ando.

"Constraint effects in steady -state fracture of adhesively bonded joints", T. Pardoen, T. Ferracin, C. M. Landi. and F. Delannay.

"Simulation of fracture in bonded joints with a cohesive model", A. Pirondi.

"The change of the local crack driving force in an under-match welded joint", J. Predan, N. Gubelja, O. Kolednik, and F. D. Fischer.

"Quantitative evaluation of hydrogen induced cold cracking in welded joints", E. Ranatowski.

"Criteria for mixed-mode fracture prediction in ductile material", N. Recho, S. Ma, and X. B. Zhang.

"Numerical investigations of the fatigue crack growth under service loading", H. A. Richard, and M. Sander.

"Theory and applications of weight functions for cracks in piezo-electrics", A. Ricoeur.

"Application of a predictive model for brittle fracture in a high strength steel and its weld", R. Rodr�guez-Mart�n, I. Oca�a, and A. Mart�n-Meizoso.

"Comparison of fatigue crack growth concepts with respect to interaction effects", M. Sander.

"Crack propagation analyses with CTOA and cohesive model: comparison and experimental validation", I. Scheider, M. Sch�del, and W. Sch�nfeld,

"Multiscale simulation of the competition between intergranular and transgranular fracture in 7000 alloys", F. Scheyvaerts, P. R. Onck, Y. Br�chet, and T. Pardoen.

"Simulation of fatigue damage in solder joints using cohesive zones", P. J. G. Schreurs, A. Abdul-Baqi, and M. G .D. Geers.

"A two scale damage model for thermomechanical high cycle fatigue failure", M. Seyedi, R. Desmorat, and J.-P. Sermage.

"Adhesion measures of elasto-plastic thin film via buckle-driven delamination", Y. Shouwen, and L. Qunyang.

"Cellular automata finite element (CAFE) modelling of transitional ductile-brittle fracture in steel", A. Shterenlikht, and I. C. Howard.

"Efficient 2-parameter fracture assessments of cracked shell structures", B. Skallerud, K. R. Jayadevan, C. Thaulow, E. Berg and K. Holthe.

"3D analysis of fatigue fracture morphology generated by combined bending-torsion", K. Sl�mecka, I. Sabirov, and J. Pokluda.

"Brittle fracture of polycrystals-development of a new three-dimensional model", G. Smith, A. Crocker, and P. Flewitt.

"A study on crack propagation in heterogeneous elastic-plastic solids". K. Srinivasan, T. Siegmund, and O. Kolednik.

"Selfsimilar solutions for stress driven material dissolution",  P. St�hle and A. P. Jivkov.

"Non-propagating cracks under in-phase mode I and II loadings", L. Susmel, and D. Taylor.

"Mean value influence in fatigue - on the rational choice of model complexity", T. Svensson, P. Johannesson, and J. de Mar�.

"Failure analysis of biaxial braided composites under fatigue loading", J. S. Tate, A. D. Kelkar, and V. A. Kelkar.

"Applications of the theory of critical distances to the prediction of brittle fracture in metals and non-metals", D. Taylor.

"Propagation of curved cracks in homogeneous and graded materials", M. T. Tilbrook, R. J. Moon and M. Hoffman

"Crack growth in massive forming: a fracture mechanics approach", G. Trattnig, C. Sommitsch, and R. Pippan.

"Effects of hydrogen charge in cyclic-stress and fatigue behaviour", H. Uyama, Y. Mine, and Y. Murakami.

"Influence of measurement method on fatigue crack growth threshold", C. van Kranenburg, W. He, J. Zuidema, and F. Veer.

"The creep fatigue interaction in solid paper", F. A. Veer, J. Schoenw�lder, A. J. Heidweiller, and N. B. Kuipers.

"Failure criteria for transparent acrylic adhesive joints under static, fatigue and creep loading", F. A. Veer, J.Schoenw�lder, J. Zuidema, and C. van Kranenburg.

"Influence of electroless nickel interlayer thickness on fatigue strength of chromium-plated AISI 4340 steel", H. J. C Voorwald, R.Q. Padilha, W. Pigatin. M. O. H. Cioffi, and M. P. Silva,

"Influence of shot peening on chromium-plated AISI 4340 steel fatigue strength", H. J. C. Voorwald, M. Y. P. Costa, M. P. Silva, L. W. Pigatin, and B. M. F. Marques.

"Inhomogeneity check of the 'Euro' fracture toughness reference data set", K. Wallin.

"Effect of local plastic stretch om total fatigue life evaluation", G. S. Wang.

"Assessment of ductile fracture resistance of structural steel using a simple numerical approach", L. Wang, and G. Shatil.

"Specific aspects on crack advance during J-test method for structural materials at cryogenic temperatures", K. Weiss, and A. Nyilas

"A critical distance approach applied to microscopic 316L biomedical specimens under fatigue loading", S. A. Wiersma, and D. Taylor.

"Impact shear loading of bi-material strips, a comparison of numerical and global energy analysis", J. G. Williams, A. Ivankovic, and V. Stylianou Tropsa.

"A local approach for cracks in smooth and notched components", A. Wormsen, and G. Haerkegaard. 

"A statistical investigation of fatigue behaviour according to Weibull's weakest link theory", A. Wormsen, and G. Haerkegaard.

"Evaluation of higher order weight functions by the finite element method", Q. Z. Xiao, and B. L. Karihaloo.

"The effect of the load bearing area on the high cycle fatigue limit in high density sintered low alloyed steels", C. Xu, G. Khatibi, B. Weiss, and H. Danninger.

"Assessment of dynamically loaded cracks in fillets", U. Zencker, L. Qiao, and B. Drost. 

"On the study of the stress ratio effects on fatigue crack propagation threshold in the time domain", J. Z. Zhang.