Strength, Fracture and Complexity

An International Journal

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Strength, Fracture and Complexity
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10; 4 issues
Last issue (9:4) online on 16 December 2016
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10:1 scheduled for April 2017
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Electronics/Mechanics, Engineering
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Fracture has been studied for many years, for instance more than 160 as far as fatigue is concerned. Even though nanostudies and computational science are rapidly developing, it and its related problems remain unsolved, such as using equations expressed in non-linear nano, meso and macroscopic terms with no ad hoc parameters including time developments. This suggests that fracture may be an example of a complexity system. Strength, Fracture and Complexity: An International Journal is devoted to solving the problem of strength and fracture in a non-linear and systematic manner as a complexity system. It will welcome attempts to develop new paradigms and studies which fuse together nano, meso, microstructure, continuum and large-scale approaches.

Whether theoretical or experimental, or both, these are welcome. Presentation of empirical data is also welcome, as an addition to practical knowledge. Deformation and fracture in geophysics and geotechnology are also acceptable, particularly in relation to earthquake science and engineering. Other future problems in fracture will be accepted as additional subjects.

Teruo Kishi
Professor Emeritus
The University of Tokyo
4-6-1 Komabe, Meguro-ku
Tokyo 153-8904
Tel./Fax: +81 35 452 5006   

Executive Editor:
A. Toshimitsu Yokobori, Jr.
Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University
Visiting Professor of Teikyo University
Stragetic innovation Research Hub
Laboratory of Strength of Materials and Science Teikyo University
2-11-1 Kaga Itabashi-ku
Tokyo,  Japan
Tel.: +81-(0)3-3964-1935

Founding Editor:

Takeo Yokobori

Honorary Editor:
Alan H. Cottrell
Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy
University of Cambridge
Pembroke Street
Cambridge CB2 3QZ
United Kingdom

A. Carpinteri, Torino, Italy
W.W. Gerberich, Minneapolis, MN, USA
M. Jyono, Suita City, Japan
J.F. Kalthoff, Bochum, Germany
T. Kuriyama, Yamagata, Japan
J. Lemaitre, Cachan, France
Y.-W. Mai, Sydney, Australia
H. Mihashi, Sendai, Japan
K. Nikbin, London, United Kingdom
Y.D.S. Rajapakse, Arlington, VA, USA
S. Sakai, Tokyo, Japan
Y. Shindo, Sendai, Japan
Y. Tanabe, Niigata, Japan
K. Tohgo, Shizuoka, Japan
B. Wilshire, Swansea, United Kingdom
K.B. Yoon, Seoul, Korea

International Advisory Editorial Board
G.I. Barenblatt, USA 
A.J. Carlsson, Sweden 
K.C. Hwang, China
Y.A. Ossipyan, Russia
R.O. Ritchie, USA
A. Saxena, USA
K.-H. Schwalbe, Germany
G. Webster, United Kingdom


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