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

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