Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Sir Frederick Mappin Building
Luca Susmel, joined the University of Sheffield in July 2011 as Professor of Structural Integrity. Since 1998 Luca has focussed his attention mainly on problems related to the static and fatigue assessment of engineering materials and components. By working both in Italy (University of Padova, University of Ferrara, University of Udine), in Ireland (Trinity College, Dublin), and in the UK (University of Sheffield) he has devised several novel engineering methods suitable for designing notched and welded components against fatigue as well as against static failures. Luca’s modus operandi involves taking a conjoint theoretical and experimental approach to cracking problems and all the design methods he has formalised so far have been fully validated through systematic experimental work. Luca has a unique expertise in designing notched and welded components against constant and variable amplitude uniaxial/multiaxial fatigue. The work done in the above research areas has led to more than 130 scientific papers in the period 1999-2013 (of which 66 publications, according to Scopus, are in international peer-reviewed scientific journals) as well as to a book devoted to the multiaxial fatigue assessment. His scientific papers have attracted significant interest from the international scientific community, evidenced by an h-index of 16 with more than 700 citations in total according to Scopus. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of “International Journal of Fatigue” and “Fatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures”. Luca is also the Associate Editor of “Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale: The International Journal of the Italian Group of Fracture” (ISSN 1971-8993). Luca has recently been appointed editor-in-chief of “Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics”, Elsevier. Luca is a member of Commission XIII (Fatigue of Welded Joints) of the International
Recent activities and achievements
Appointed editor-in-chief of “Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics”, Elsevier.
Member of Commission XIII (Fatigue of Welded Joints) of the International Institute of Welding (www.iiw-iis.org) - British Delegation
Multi-FEAST FE post-processor - copyright document: 007849-D007048 www.siae.it
Susmel, L., Multiaxial Notch Fatigue: from nominal to local stress-strain quantities. Woodhead & CRC, Cambridge, UK, ISBN: 1 84569 582 8, March 2009 (http://www.woodheadpublishing.com/en/book.aspx?bookID=1586)
Since June 2009 Luca Susmel is a member of the steering committee of the Italian Group of Fracture (IGF, www.gruppofrattura.it), which is the Italian National delegation of the European Structural Integrity Society (ESIS)
Plenary Lecture: Susmel, L., Performing the Fatigue Assessment of Notched/Welded Components by Post-Processing the Outputs from Linear-Elastic FE Models. Safe Technology - 7th International fe-safe™ User Group Meeting. Troy, Michigan, US, 9-10 October 2012.
Plenary Lecture: Susmel L. On the Use of the Modified Wöhler Curve Method to perform the Fatigue Assessment of Welded Joints subjected to Constant and Variable Amplitude Multiaxial Fatigue Loading. The 10th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (ICMFF10), Kyoto, Japan, 3-6 June 2013.