Typical subjects discussed in International Journal of Fatigue address:

  • Novel fatigue testing and characterization methods (new kinds of fatigue tests, in situ electron microscopy characterization of fatigue degradation, non-contact field measurements, in situ synchrotron-based methods)
  • Multiaxial fatigue and complex loading effects of materials and structures, exploring state-of-the-art concepts in degradation under cyclic loading
  • Fatigue in the very high cycle regime, including failure mode transitions from surface to subsurface, effects of surface treatment, processing, and loading conditions
  • Modeling (including degradation processes and related driving forces, multiscale/multi-resolution methods, computational hierarchical and concurrent methods for coupled component and material responses, novel methods for notch root analysis, fracture mechanics, damage mechanics, crack growth kinetics, life prediction and durability, and prediction of stochastic fatigue behavior reflecting random vibrations during service loading and distribution of microstructure features)
  • Models for early stages of fatigue crack formation and growth that explicitly consider microstructure and relevant materials science aspects
  • Understanding the influence or manufacturing and processing route on fatigue degradation, and embedding this understanding in more predictive schemes for mitigation and design against fatigue
  • Prognosis and damage state awareness (including sensors, monitoring, methodology, interactive control, accelerated methods, data interpretation) and smart materials and structures that can sense and mitigate fatigue degradation
  • Applications of technologies associated with fatigue and their implications for structural integrity and reliability. This includes critical evaluation of existing methods, issues related to design, operation and maintenance, i.e., life cycle engineering
  • Fatigue of devices and structures at small scales, including effects of process route and surfaces/interfaces
  • Combined and coupled behaviours that affect thermo-chemical-mechanical degradation processes under cyclic loading conditions are also included in the scope of the journal
  • Fatigue analysis of materials and structures based on the data science, including data mining, data fusion, and machine learning
  • High throughput acquisition of fatigue data for materials and structures
  • Fatigue assessment for the newly emerging materials and structures, such as additive manufactured materials and structures, soft materials, bonded joints, composites, and composite structures

Editorial board


  • Professor G. Kang
    Southwest Jiaotong University School of Mechanics and Engineering, Chengdu, China
  • Professor M.D. Sangid
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States of America
  • Prof. Dr. M. Vormwald
    TU Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany

Editorial Advisory Board

  • Y. Akiniwa
    Yokohama National University, Yokohama, Japan
  • M. Bache
    Swansea University Materials Research Centre, Swansea, United Kingdom
  • F. Berto PhD
    Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway
  • A. Carpinteri
    University of Parma, Parma, Italy
  • D.L. Chen
    Ryerson University Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • X. Chen
    Tianjin University, Tianjin, China
  • S.R. Daniewicz
    Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, Mississippi, United States of America
  • H. Dianyin PhD
    Beihang University, Beijing, China
  • J. Dominguez
    University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • A. Fatemi
    The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
  • J. A. Fonseca de Oliveira Correia PhD
    University of Porto Faculty of Engineering, Porto, Portugal
  • S. Ghosh Ph.D.
    Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
  • G. Hattingh
    Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa
  • T. Hoshide
    Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yanyao Jiang
    University of Nevada Reno, Reno, Nevada, United States of America
  • J.W. Jones
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
  • J.M. Larsen
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Air Force Research Laboratory, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
  • C.S. Lee
    Pohang University of Science and Technology Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Pohang, South Korea
  • K.A. Macdonald
    Equinor ASA, Stavanger, Norway
  • H. Mayer PhD
    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Department of Material Sciences and Process Engineering, Vienna, Austria
  • M.P. Miller
    Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
  • Y. Murakami
    National University Corporation Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • R. Neu
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • D. Nowell
    University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • T. Palin-Luc
    Arts et Metiers Institute of Technology, Bordeaux Campus, France
  • J. Pan
    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
  • H.L.J. Pang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore
  • I.V. Papadopoulos
    European Commission Joint Research Centre Ispra Sector, Ispra, Italy
  • R. Pippan
    Erich Schmid Institute of Materials Science, Leoben, Austria
  • S. Pommier
    Ecole Normale Superieure Paris-Saclay, Cachan, France
  • L. RÉMY
    Materials Research Centre, Evry, France
  • A. Reynolds
    University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America
  • R.O. Ritchie
    University of California Berkeley Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Berkeley, California, United States of America
  • A.D. Rollett
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • H. Sehitoglu
    University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, Illinois, United States of America
  • H. Shi
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • L. Susmel PhD
    The University of Sheffield Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • D. Taylor
    University of Dublin Trinity College Department of Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering, Dublin, Ireland
  • A. P. Vassilopoulos
    Federal Polytechnic School of Lausanne Composite Construction Laboratory, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • R.J.H. Wanhill
    Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Z.F. Zhang
    Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Sciences Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenyang, China
  • Y. X. Zhao
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
  • K. Zhou PhD
    Nanyang Technological University, , Singapore

Past Editor

  • M.N. James
    University of Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom
  • D McDowell
    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America
  • K. Reifsnider
    University of South Carolina Center for Fuel Cells, Columbia, South Carolina, United States of America