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


  • X.Q. Feng
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M. Sutton
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
  • Z. Zhang
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Honorary Editors

  • R.H. Dodds, Jr.
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
  • M. Kuna PhD
    TU Bergakademie Freiberg University, Freiberg, Germany
  • K.-H. Schwalbe
    Lüneburg, Germany

Subject editor


  • A.R. Ingraffea
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America

Founding Editor

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

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.A. Curtin
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • I. Dlouhy
    Czech Academy of Sciences, Czech Republic and Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czechia
  • 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 Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
  • J.A. Joyce
    US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland, United States of America
  • Y.-J. Kim
    Korea University School of Mechanical Engineering, Seoul, South Korea
  • T. Kitamura
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • J.D. Landes
    The University of Tennessee System, Knoxville, Tennessee, United States of America
  • 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 of America
  • 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 of America
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States of America
  • C. Ruggieri
    University of Sao Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
  • A. Saxena
    University of Arkansas Bookstore, Fayetteville, Arkansas, United States of America
  • 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, Clayton, Victoria, Australia
  • A. D. Spear PhD
    The University of Utah Department of Mechanical Engineering, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America
  • C. Sun
    Chinese Academy of Sciences Institute of Mechanics, Beijing, China
  • Z. Suo PhD
    Harvard University John A Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States of America
  • 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
  • ZL. Zhao PhD
    Beihang University Institute of Solid Mechanics, Beijing, China