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NEWSLETTER #59 2017 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
On November 24 and 25, the Executive Committee (ExCo) met in Belgrade, Serbia. We were the guests of Vice President Aleksandar Sedmak and his charming wife Snezana. Our meetings were held at the University of Belgrade. We visited the Metropol Palace Hotel which will be the venue for ECF 22 to be held from August 26 until August 31, 2018. The hotel is beautiful and we anticipate an exciting conference...

NEWSLETTER #58 2016 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
Upon reflection of ECF21 in Catania, I presume that most, if not all, of the participants share my view that it was an exceptional event. We are pleased to thank the four Chairmen: Francesco Iacoviello, Beppe Ferro, Donato Firrao and Luca Susmel. There were about 650 participants, many interesting plenary lectures, as well as contributed presentations. There was a summer school before the conference attended by about 80 participants...

NEWSLETTER #57 2016 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
The last meeting of the ESIS Executive Committee (ExCo) took place on December 4, 2015 in Catania, Italy. Recall that the Committee consists of myself as President, Francesco Iacoviello and Aleksandar Sedmak, the two Vice Presidents, Bamber Blackman, Secretary, Giuseppe Ferro, Treasurer, Valery Shlyannikov, Publications Manager, Zhiliang Zhang, Liaison to other organizations, and Per Ståhle, Blogger. An excellent meeting took place...

NEWSLETTER #56 2015 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
The last meeting of the ESIS Executive Committee (ExCo) took place on March 6, 2015 in Rome. Recall that the Committee consists of myself as President, Francesco Iacoviello and Aleksandar Sedmak, the two Vice Presidents, Bamber Blackman, Secretary, Giuseppe Ferro, Treasurer, Valery Shlyannikov, Publications Manager, Zhiliang Zhang, Liaison to other organizations, and Per Ståhle, Blogger...

NEWSLETTER #55 2015 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
The next meeting of the ESIS Executive Committee (ExCo) will take place on March 6, 2015 in Rome. Recall that the Committee consists of myself as President, Francesco Iacoviello and Aleksandar Sedmak, the two Vice Presidents, Bamber Blackman, Secretary, Giuseppe Ferro, Treasurer, Valery Shlyannikov, Publications Manager, Zhiliang Zhang, Liaison to other organizations, and Per Ståhle, Blogger. At this meeting...

NEWSLETTER #54 2014 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
Not long ago we returned from Trondheim, Norway after attending ECF 20. I would like to express my appreciation to Zhiliang Zhang, Chair, Jianying He, Scientific Secretary and the Co-Chairs Bjørn Skallerud, Christian Thaulow and Erling Østby for their excellent job. ECF 20 was an outstanding success. There were 563 participants from 42 countries. We are now looking forward to ECF21 which will take place in Catania, Sicily from June which will take place in Catania, Sicily from June 20, 2016 to June 24, 2016 Francesco Iacoviello, Giuseppe Ferro, Donato Firrao and Luca Susmel. In Trondheim..

NEWSLETTER #53 2014 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
Plans for ECF 20 which will take place in Trondheim, Norway in the summer of 2014 are well underway. Note the dates June 30 until July 4, so that you can join us. The conference is entitled: Fracture at All Scales. The web site is: www.ecf20.no. There is a discount of 400 Norwegian Kroners for ESIS members. Over 700 abstracts have been submitted for presentation. The list of plenary speakers is long and rich; they include J. Besson, W.A. Curtin, H. Gao, R.V. Goldstein, J. Hutchinson, T. Kitamura, A. Needleman, R.O. Ritchie, H. Sehitoglu, Z. Sup, V. Tvergaard, M. Vormwald, K. Wallin and T.Y. Zhang.....

NEWSLETTER #52 2013 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
Plans for ECF 20 which will take place in Trondheim, Norway in the summer of 2014 are well underway. Note the dates June 30 until July 4, so that you can join us. The conference is entitled: Fracture at All Scales. The web site is: www.ecf20.no with registration beginning September 1, 2013. There is a discount of 400 Norwegian Kroners for ESIS members. Before the conference, there is a summer school on Fracture Modeling and Assessment. Professor Zhiliang Zhang and his organizing committee quite busy with the plans. In addition to the awards: the Griffith Medal, the Wöhler Medal,the Award of Merit and the Honorary Membership, two Young Scientist Awards are planned.....

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2013 (2):

"EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY SOCIETY - Perspectives" by Leslie Banks-Sills

“Environmentally assisted degradation of the physical and mechanical properties of long-term exploited structural steels" by Hryhoriy Nykyforchyn

NEWSLETTER #51 2013 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
We are now in the New Year after a wonderful ECF 19 which took place in Kazan last summer. There were 360 participants from 43 countries. The organization was excellent and I wish to thank Professors Robert Goldstein, Nikolay Makhutov, Nikita Morozov, Valery Shlynnikov, as well as the local organizing team. It is anticipated that there will be three special issues of papers presented at ECF 19 in our Elsevier journals: Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Engineering Failure Analysis and the International Journal of Fatigue. There were many interesting invited and presented lectures. In addition, there were excellent social and cultural programs. Please recall that ECF 20 will take place in Trondheim, Norway in the summer of 2014, chaired by Professor Zhiliang Zhang. He is planning a Summer School before the conference. During ECF 19, the ESIS Council voted to have ECF 21 in Institute of Engineering Physics ....

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2013 (1):

"The C-S Criterion for Metallic Structures under Multiaxial High-Cycle Fatigue" by Andrea Carpinteri

“Ordered Crack System Formation a Thermal Shock" by R.V. Goldstein, N.M. Osipenko

NEWSLETTER #50 2012 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
We are all looking forward to ECF 19 in Kazan which will take place from August 26 until August 31. It is expected that there will be over 400 participants. The conference will be held at the Korston Hotel and Mall.I would like to share with you the progress that ESIS has made since the last newsletter. We have a new set of Statutes that was approved by the ESIS Council. With the new Statutes, we are seeking to be recognized as an official European Society. The ExCo has proposed registration in the UK through our Secretary James Marrow....

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2012 (2):

“Ethics in Science" by K.-H. Schwalbe, A. Ingraffea, D. Lovegrove

“Theoretical Strength of Solids: A Bridge from Interatomic Bonds to Local Plasticity and Fracture" by J. Pokluda

"Solution of Crack Problems by the Optical Method of Caustics" by E.E. Gdoutos

NEWSLETTER #49 2012 (1)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
We are all looking forward to ECF19 in Kazan which will take place from August 26 until August 31. There have been 490 abstracts submitted to the conference. In addition, there are many invited lectures on a variety of topics. Quite a number of special sessions are planned, as well as mini-symposia. There are direct international flights to Kazan, as well as 14 daily flights from Moscow. The conference will be held at the Korston Hotel and Mall. It should be noted that Russia requires entry visas from many countries. For EU countries, the procedure takes from 10 days to two weeks. For other countries, it may take up to five weeks. After registering for the conference, you will receive a letter of invitation from the conference chairman. So please take care of these details sufficiently early. Recall that people who are registered as members of ESIS either for 2011 or 2012 receive a 50 Euro reduction on their conference registration fee. We hope to see many old and new friends at the conference...

NEWSLETTER #48 2011 (2)

EDITORIAL BY THE ESIS PRESIDENT
I am pleased to report to you on the progress that ESIS is making. In midSeptember, the Executive Committee (ExCo) met in Berlin, hosted by Dietmar Klingbeil, the National Representative of Germany. In addition to a fine meeting, we enjoyed excellent German food and beer. The attendees included Jaroslav Pokluda and Stefano Beretta, the two vice-presidents, Guiseppe Ferro, the treasurer, James Marrow, the new secretary, Wolfgang Brocks, publications manager, Dietmar Klingbeil, liaison to other organizations, Robert Goldstein, chairman of ECF19 in Kazan, Zhiliang Zhang, chairman of ECF20 in Trondheim, and Antonio Martin-Meizoso, who attended as a guest.

NEWSLETTER #47 2011 (1)

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2011:
“FRACTURE, FATIGUE AND STABILITY OF NANOCRYSTALLINE MATERIALS FOR STRUCTURAL APPLICATIONS” by Ashok Saxena.

“FRACTURE UNDER Combined Primary and Secondary Stresses “ by Marco Paggi

NEWSLETTER 2010

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2010:
A. Carpinteri, PIEZONUCLEAR REACTION IN INERT SOLIDS: NEUTRON EMISSIONS FROM BRITTLE FRACTURE.

B. Answorth, FRACTURE UNDER COMBINED PRIMARY AND SECONDARY STRESSES

NEWSLETTER 2009

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2009:
E. E. Gdoutos, DEBONDING OF INTERFACIAL CRACKS IN SANDWICH BEAMS.

C.M. Sonsino, PRINCIPLES OF LOCAL STRESS CONCEPTS FOR THE ASSESSMENT
OF WELDED JOINTS

Comments on the invited paper by A.Neimitz, published in ESISNewsletter #44
note by P. Cornetti - Reply to the P.Cornetti note by A.Neimitz

NEWSLETTER 2008

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2008:
Andrzej Neimitz, JUMP-LIKE CRACK GROWTH MODELS OR THEORY OF CRITICAL DISTANCES.
ARE THEY CORRECT?

NEWSLETTER 2007

 

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2007:

Leslie Banks-Sills, Yael Motola and Lucy Shemesh, "ON THE ACCURACY OF INTENSITY FACTORS IN CRACKED PIEZOELECTRIC MATERIALS COMPUTED BY THE FINITE ELEMENT METHOD"

B L Karihaloo, "ASYMPTOTIC FIELDS AT COHESIVE CRACK TIPS"

NEWSLETTER 2006

 

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2006:

Hans A. Richard, "SIMULATION OF FATIGUE CRACK GROWTH IN REAL STRUCTURES"

Les P Pook, "SOME PRACTICAL CRACK PATH EXAMPLES"

NEWSLETTER 2005

 

Invited papers in ESIS Newsletter 2005:

Viggo Tvergaard, "NUMERICAL MODELLING IN NONLINEAR FRACTURE MECHANICS"