EFM Keywords

Engineering Fracture Mechanics has traditionally contained author indexes and contents lists at the end of each year. Useful though these are, we believe that they would be enhanced by the addition of indexes compiled from keywords associated with each paper. This would allow readers to identify groups of papers in similar areas.

In an electronic environment, the need for a uniform keyword system is particularly important to facilitate effective information search and retrieval. To ensure a consistent approach we have prepared a list of preferred keywords for use. This list is not exhaustive and should be used as a guideline. If you feel there are serious omissions please do not hesitate to contact the Editor-in-Chief or Publisher to ensure that new terms are added.

1. Materials
Aluminium alloys
Biomaterials
Blends and alloys
Cement
Ceramics
Ceramic matrix composites
Composites
Concrete
Copper alloys
Fibre reinforced materials
Filler material or welding consumables
Functionally graded materials
Implant materials
Intermetallics
Magnesium alloys
Metal matrix composites
Metals
Mortar and concrete
Nickel-based superalloys
Paper
Polymers
Polymer matrix composites
Prestressed concrete
Reinforced concrete
Rock
Soil
Shape memory alloys
Steels
Thin films
Titanium alloys
Weld metals
Wood

2. Methods
Asymptotic analyses
Boundary element analysis
C integral
C* integral
C(t) integral
Caustics
Cohesive zone modelling
Compliance method
Conservation integrals
Constitutive modelling
Crack arrest
Crack tip opening angle
Crack tip opening displacement
Ct parameter
Cyclic or delta J
Damage mechanics
Effective stress intensity factor
Elasticity
Experimental strain analysis
Experimental stress analysis
Failure assessment diagram
Failure assessment
Finite element analysis
Fractography
Fracture mechanics
Impact fracture
J-integral
Limit load
Line spring model
Micromechanics and/or materials mechanics
Neutron diffraction
Optical microscopy
Photoelasticity
Plastic theory
Potential drop method
Probabilistics
Proof test
R-curve tests
Scanning electron microscopy
Slow strain rate tests
Statistics
Stress intensity factor
Test standards
Toughness testing
Transmission electron microscopy
Weight function
X-ray diffraction

3. Effects
Bridging
Brittle fracture
Cleavage
Constraint effects
Crack growth
Crack growth threshold
Crack closure
Crack arrest
Crack initiation
Creep crack growth
Creep deformation
Damage
Debonding
Deformation
Delamination
Ductile fracture
Ductile-to-brittle transition
Dynamic fracture
Environmental cracking
Environmental effects
Fatigue crack growth
High cycle fatigue
Hydrogen embrittlement
Interface fracture
Intergranular fracture
Leak-before-break
Low cycle fatigue
Mixed mode fracture
Overload effects
Oxidation damage
Plasticity
R-curves
Random loading
Residual strength
Residual stresses
Shear bands
Short crack
Slip bands
Small (or short) cracks
Spectrum loading
Stable crack growth
Strain rate effects
Strength mismatch
Stress corrosion cracking (or environmentally assisted cracking)
Surface flaw
Transgranular fracture
Unstable crack growth
Void coalescence
Void growth
Warm prestressing
Weak link
Wear and fretting

4. Areas of application
Aerospace vehicles
Automotive components
Bridges
Civil engineering structures
Damage tolerance
Dams
Electronics
Fracture control programs
Heat affected zone (HAZ)
Life prediction
Marine structures
Parameters
Pipelines
Power plants
Pressurised components
Railway vehicles
Riveted joints
Storage tanks
Structural assessment
Welded or bonded joints