Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Advances in Fatigue and Fracture Testing and Modelling

Zak Abdallah

Swansea University

Dr. Abdallah has worked as a consultant for various industries: Airbus, TIMET, ETD, Rolls-Royce, in the UK under the umbrella of Swansea Materials Research and Testing (SMaRT) Ltd. He is an expert in metals and alloys development, testing, and characterization.


Nada Aldoumani

Swansea University

Dr. Aldoumani has obtained her Ph.D. at Swansea University. She is an expert in composite materials for structural applications alongside extensive expertise in finite element (FE) modelling, ANSYS, PDL, ACP, and MATLAB coding. She is a pioneering researcher in Uncertainty Quantification and Composite Materials modelling.


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This book intends to explore the advances in fatigue testing and modelling. Over the past years, various models have been proposed and utilised to predict the fatigue performance in metals and non-metals. Some of these models proved to be accurate whereas others failed to predict the fatigue performance. The strength of any predictive tool depends on the employment of physically-meaningful parameters that replicates the real-life conditions. This has led to the development of finite element (FE) tools to simulate the physical testing of components.

The book aims to explore such predictive models, FE modelling tools as well as the advances in the testing capabilities of fatigue under various conditions. The book is aimed at metals and non-metals which could also include composites and hybrid materials.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 19th 2021

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline for chapter proposals: March 19th 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: May 18th 2021

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Review results due: August 6th 2021

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Expected publication date: October 5th 2021

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Zak Abdallah

Swansea University

Dr. Zakaria Abdallah is the Principal and Lead Researcher of fracture and fatigue in the Steel and Metals Institute (SaMI) at Swansea University. This research institute acts as the research and development center for the various steel and metal industries in the UK. The role of Dr. Abdallah involves the in-house manufacturing of steel as well as testing of the mechanical properties and fracture characteristics under various testing conditions. Dr. Abdallah has also worked at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre at Swansea University. This role involved research and development of the high temperature alloys utilized in aeroengines. This work provided extensive expertise in nickel, titanium, and steel alloys employed in gas turbines. The power gearbox in the Rolls-Royce Ultrafan® aeroengine was one of the major projects on which Dr. Abdallah has been working for several years. In the meantime, Dr. Abdallah has worked as a consultant for various industries, e.g. Airbus, TIMET, ETD, Rolls-Royce, in the UK under the umbrella of Swansea Materials Research and Testing (SMaRT) Ltd. Dr. Abdallah leads, or has led, several modules at Swansea University, e.g. advanced materials, fundamentals of materials, math for materials engineers, design against fatigue, etc. Dr. Abdallah is the supervisor of several undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc and Ph.D.) students working on various projects related to steel and metallic alloys. Dr. Abdallah has a very good track record of publications in internationally-recognized and peer-reviewed journals as well as international conferences and open access books. His research interests include: steel and metals, composite materials, materials characterization, creep and fatigue, life predictions of materials, thermo-mechanical testing, and heat treatment.

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