EFM covers a broad range of topics in fracture mechanics to be of interest and use to both researchers and practitioners. Contributions are welcome which address the fracture behavior of conventional engineering material systems as well as newly emerging material systems. Contributions on developments in the areas of mechanics and materials science strongly related to fracture mechanics are also welcome. Papers on fatigue are welcome if they treat the fatigue process using the methods of fracture mechanics.

The Editors especially solicit contributions which synthesize experimental and theoretical-computational studies yielding results with direct engineering significance.

Editorial board


  • A.R. Ingraffea
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States
  • M. Kuna
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg University, Freiberg, Germany
  • X.Q. Feng
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China

Honorary Editors

  • K.-H. Schwalbe
    Lüneburg, Germany
  • R.H. Dodds, Jr.
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States

Founding Editor

  • G.R. Irwin
    University of Maryland at College Park, College Park, Maryland, United States
  • P.C. Paris
    University of Washington System, Seattle, Washington, United States

Editorial Advisory Board

  • L. Banks-Sills
    Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
  • S. Beretta PhD
    Polytechnic of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • J.J. Besson
    Materials Research Centre, Evry, France
  • B. Blackman
    Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
  • A. Carpinteri
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • W. Curtin
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • I. Dlouhy
    Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic and Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic
  • A. Dyskin
    University of Western Australia, School of Civil and Resource Engineering, Crawley, Western Australia, Australia
  • M. Elices
    Polytechnic University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  • G. Glinka
    University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • J.A. Joyce
    US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, United States
  • Y.-J. Kim
    Korea University School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Republic of
  • T. Kitamura
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • J.D. Landes
    The University of Tennessee System, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
  • F. Minami
    Osaka University, Osaka, Japan
  • N. Moes
    Central College Nantes, Nantes, France
  • R. Narasimhan
    Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, India
  • J.C. Newman
    Mississippi State University Department of Aerospace Engineering, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States
  • N.P. O'Dowd
    University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
  • T. Pardoen
    Catholic University of Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
  • R. Pippan
    Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria
  • S. Rahman
    The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States
  • C. Ruggieri
    University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • A. Saxena
    University of Arkansas Bookstore, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States
  • M. Scibetta
    Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, Mol, Belgium
  • V. Shlyannikov
    FSBSI Federal Research Center Kazan Scientific Center of Russian Academy of Sciences, Kazan, Russian Federation
  • R. Singh
    Monash University Department of Mechanical Aerospace and Mechatronics Engineering, Clayton, Australia
  • Z. Suo PhD
    Harvard University John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • M. Sutton
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States
  • K. Wallin
    VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, VTT, Finland
  • H. Yuan
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • U. Zerbst
    BAM Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing, Berlin, Germany
  • Z.L. Zhang
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway