Professor Luca Susmel

Department of Civil and Structural Engineering

Professor of Structural Integrity

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Professor Luca Susmel
Department of Civil and Structural Engineering
Room E107
Sir Frederick Mappin Building (Broad Lane Building)
Mappin Street
Sheffield
S1 3JD
Profile

The costs of structural breakages are not only financially huge but become unacceptable whenever failures result in casualties and deaths. In this challenging scenario, our mission is to devise design methodologies that allow engineers to systematically reach an adequate level of structural safety, with this being done by minimising the usage of energy and natural resources during manufacturing.

PROFESSOR LUCA SUSMEL


Luca Susmel studied his undergraduate degree in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Padova, Italy, and completed his PhD between Padova and Dublin, Ireland.

From 2001 to 2011 he spent at least six months every year lecturing and doing research in the Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering at Trinity College, Dublin. In 2005, he was appointed Associate Professor in Structural Integrity at the University of Ferrara, Italy. He joined the Sheffield Department of Civil and Structural Engineering in 2011 to continue his research on the fatigue and fracture behaviour of engineering materials, components and structures.

Since 1998 Luca has focussed his attention mainly on problems related to the structural 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 components (experiencing stress concentration phenomena of all kinds) against static, dynamic, and fatigue 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 unique expertise in designing notched and welded components against constant and variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue.

The work done in the above research areas has led to a large number of scientific articles published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals as well as to a book devoted to multiaxial fatigue assessment. His scientific papers have attracted significant interest from the international scientific community, as it is evidenced by his h-index as well as by the total number of citations. He is a member of the Editorial Boards of the two leading international journals in the fatigue and fracture field, namely “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” and the Editor-in-Chief of “Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics” (published by Elsevier) which is one the top journals in the fracture mechanics field.

In terms of the transfer of his research outcomes into engineering practice, in recent years Luca’s expertise has been sought on many occasions by a number of European and non-European structural engineering companies that have successfully applied the approaches developed by Luca to design real components and structures.

Luca’s work has applications beyond traditional structural civil engineering. For example, in the past, he collaborated with General Motors (via American company ADACS Inc.) on the fatigue design of engines, and with Italian Company Filippi on the determination (in their Olympic medal winning boats) of the loads being applied by athletes during rowing.

Research Themes

Infrastructure

Materials

Digital

Research interests

Fatigue, Fracture, Additive Manufacturing, Metallic Materials, Polymers, Concrete, Cracks, Notches, Welded Joints. 

Publications

Books

  • vv A (2013) XXII Convegno Nazionale IGF - Acta Fracturae. Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • AA VV (2013) Special Issue on the Second IJFatigue & FFEMS joint Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields. Italian Group of Fracture - ISSN 19718993. RIS download Bibtex download
  • AA. VV (2012) Proceedings of the IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale di Materiali e Componenti Ingegneristici”. Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • vv A (2012) Proceedings of Crack Paths (CP 2012), Gaeta, Italy 2012. Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • vv A (2011) Atti del XXI Convegno Nazionale del Gruppo Italiano Frattura. Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Janes MN, Yates YJ & Iacoviello F (2011) Proceedings of the First IJFatigue & FFEMS joint Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields. 2011: Italian Group of Fracture. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Iacoviello F (2010) Proceedings of the IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura nei Materiali per l’Ingegneria". Italian Group of Fracture. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2009) Multiaxial Notch Fatigue: From Nominal to Local Stress-Strain Quantities. Cambridge: Woodhead & CRC. RIS download Bibtex download
  • vv A (2009) Atti del Workshop "Progettazione a fatica di giunzioni saldate (... e non)". Italy: Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Atzori B (2009) Proceedings of the IGF workshop on “Progettazione a Fatica di Giunzioni Saldate (… e non)”. Italian Group of Fracture. RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA (2007) Advanced in Fracture and Damage Mechanics VI. Switzerland: Trans Tech Publications. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2005) IGF workshop on “Progettazione a Fatica in presenza di Multiassialità Tensionali”. Italian Group of Fracture. RIS download Bibtex download
  • vv A () Proceedings of "First IJFatigue & FFEMS Joint Workshop". Gruppo Italiano Frattura. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Ferro G & Iacoviello F () Proceedings of the XXI IGF Conference. Italian Group of Fracture. RIS download Bibtex download

Edited books

  • Susmel L, Askes H & Gilbert M (Eds.) (2016) Proceedings of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield - The Annual Postgraduate Research Student Conference – 2016. Italian Group of Fracture. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download

Journal articles

Chapters

Conference proceedings papers

  • Susmel L & Alanazi N (2022) Notch tip fields and material critical distance: what can we learn from concrete?. Sixth IJFatigue & FFEMS Joint Workshop Characterisation of Crack/Notch Tip Fields under Static, Dynamic or Cyclic loading - Book of Abstracts, 11 April 2022 - 13 April 2022. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Teuchou Kouanga CV, Nowell D, Dwyer Joyce RS & Susmel L (2022) Critical plane and critical distance approaches to assess damage under variable amplitude fretting fatigue loading. Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Fracture, Fatigue and Wear - FFW 2021 (pp 161-173). Ghent University, Belgium, 2 August 2021 - 3 August 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2022) Multiaxial Fatigue Assessment of Welded Joints. STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY 2021 Proceedings (pp 70-75), 15 November 2021 - 16 November 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Berto F, van Hoorweder B, Iacoviello F, Stampfl J, Susmel L & Torgersen J (2022) Guest editorial: The second European Conference on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials. The second European Conference on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (pp 1-274), 5 September 2021 - 8 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2022) Nominal stresses to assess damage in notched additively manufactured steel subjected to constant and variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. The second European Conference on the Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (pp 178-183), 8 September 2021 - 10 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2021) Multiaxial fatigue assessment of notched additively manufactured stainless steel. XX ICMFM Book of Abstracts (pp 18-19). Wrocław, Poland, 15 September 2021 - 17 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Alanazi N (2021) Linking concrete critical length to the mesoscopic structure. Proceedings of the BSSM Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2021) Notches, fatigue, and material length scale parameters. 2ISNM Book of Abstracts (pp 3-4). Madrid, Spain, 2 September 2021 - 3 September 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2021) Fatigue assessment of additively manufactured plain and notched polylactide (PLA). Proceedings of the 8th Engineering Integrity Society International Conference on Durability & Fatigue (pp 236-241), 29 March 2021 - 31 March 2021. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Mella D, Brevis W & Susmel L (2020) Single cylinder subjected to vortex-induced vibrations : estimating cyclic stresses for fatigue assessment. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 28 (pp 511-516). Online Conference, 29 June 2020 - 29 June 2020. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alanazi N & Susmel L (2020) The Theory of Critical Distances to predict static and dynamic strength of notched plain concrete under mixed-mode I/II loading. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 28 (pp 886-895). Virtual conference, 29 June 2020 - 1 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Al Zamzami I, Razavi SMJ & Berto F (2020) The Critical Distance Method to estimate the fatigue strength of notched additively manufactured titanium alloys. 1st Virtual European Conference on Fracture - VECF1 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Dantas R, Correia J, Lesiuk G, Rozumek D, Zhu S-P, de Jesus A & Berto F (2020) Multiaxial fatigue assessment of S355 steel in the high-cycle region by using Susmel’s criterion. 1st Virtual European Conference on Fracture - VECF1 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ng CT & Susmel L (2020) Static assessment of notched additively manufactured acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 28 (pp 627-636). Virtual conference, 29 June 2020 - 1 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Seibert P, Javad Razavi SM, Susmel L, Berto F & Kästner M (2020) Validation of the Averaged Strain Energy Density criterion for additively manufactured notched polylactide acid specimens. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 28 (pp 2099-2103). Virtual Conference, 29 June 2020 - 1 July 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Namiq ZF (2020) On the use of the elasto-plastic Point Method to design notched metals against multiaxial fatigue loading. Abstracts of the 3rd Workshop on Challenges in Multiaxial Fatigue (pp 3-4). Darmstadt, 6 April 2020 - 8 September 2020. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Faruq NZ & Susmel L (2019) The elasto-plastic point method to estimate fatigue lifetime of notched metallic materials under variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. MATEC Web of Conferences, Vol. 300. Bordeaux, France, 24 June 2019 - 26 June 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Al Zamzami I, Davison JB & Susmel L (2019) Experimental fatigue curves to perform the fatigue assessment of aluminium-to-steel thin welded joints. Procedia Structural Integrity - 25th International Conference on Fracture and Structural Integrity, Vol. 18 (pp 255-261). Catania, Italy, 12 June 2019 - 14 June 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Ezeh OH (2019) Influence of the printing direction on the fatigue behaviour of 3D-printed polylactide (PLA). First European Conference on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (ESIAM19) (pp 71-71), 9 September 2019 - 11 September 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Al Zamzami I, Razavi J & Berto F (2019) Material characteristic lengths to design 3D-printed notched titanium against fatigue. First European Conference on Structural Integrity of Additively Manufactured Materials (ESIAM19) (pp 121-121), 9 September 2019 - 11 September 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Ahmed A (2019) Estimating static strength of plain/notched PLA additively manufactured with different in-fill levels. Proceedings of the Fifth IJFatigue & FFEMS Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Fields (pp 30-31). Heidelberg, Germany, 8 April 2019 - 10 April 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Iacoviello F, Susmel L, Firrao D & Ferro G (2019) Editorial. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 18 (pp 1-2). Catania, Italy, 12 June 2019 - 14 June 2019. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Ezeh OH (2018) Fatigue behaviour of additively manufactured polylactide (PLA). Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 13 (pp 728-734), 26 August 2018 - 31 August 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tang D, Evans M, Briskham P, Susmel L & Sims N (2018) Modelling and Characterisation of a Servo Self-Piercing Riveting (SPR) System. Journal of Physics: Conference Series, Vol. 1106(1), 2 July 2018 - 4 July 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pereira JCR, Xavier J, Correia JAF, de Jesus AMP, Susmel L & Fernandes AA (2018) Applicability of Critical Distances Theory to Extreme-Low-Cycle Fatigue. Proceedings of the 19th International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals (ICMFM19) (pp 201-202), 5 September 2018 - 7 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Al Zamzami I (2018) Static and fatigue behaviour of aluminium-to-steel thin welded joints. Proceedings of the 19th International Colloquium on Mechanical Fatigue of Metals, 5 September 2018 - 7 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Teuchou Kouanga CV, Jones JD, Revill I, Wormald A, Nowell D, Dwyer-Joyce RS, Araújo JA & Susmel L (2018) Finite Lifetime Estimation of Mechanical Assemblies Subjected to Fretting Fatigue Loading. Fracture, Fatigue and Wear (pp 345-358), 9 July 2018 - 10 July 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ezeh OH & Susmel L (2018) On the fatigue strength of 3D-printed polylactide (PLA). Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 9 (pp 29-36) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Carpinteri A, Hattingh DG, Bozic Z & Angelova D (2018) 21st European Conference on Fracture. Engineering Failure Analysis, Vol. 83 (pp 239-239) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Spagnoli A, Hong Y, Risitano G, Susmel L, Withers PJ & Di Cocco V (2017) Special Issue on ‘Modern Imaging Techniques in Fracture and Damage Analyses’: Selected papers from the 21st European Conference of Fracture (ECF 21), held in Catania, Sicily, Italy, on 20–24 June 2016. Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 183 (pp iii-iv) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Alena T, Kostina A, Oleg P & Luca S (2017) Elasto-plastic TCD as a method of failure prediction. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 5 (pp 569-576) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ahmed AA & Susmel L (2017) Additively manufactured PLA: strength and fracture behaviour under static loading. BSSM 12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 29 August 2017 - 31 August 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Al Zamzami I & Davison JB (2017) Static Strength of aluminium-to-steel thin welded joints: preliminary results. BSSM 12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 29 August 2017 - 31 August 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Faruq NZ (2017) On the Numerical Modelling of Local Stress-Strain Sequences under Complex Constant/Variable Amplitude Fatigue Loading. BSSM 12th International Conference on Advances in Experimental Mechanics, 29 August 2017 - 31 August 2017. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2017) Accuracy of software Multi-FEAST© in estimating multiaxial fatigue damage in metallic materials. Proceedings of the 7th Engineering Integrity Society International Conference on Durability & Fatigue RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Berto F & Kujawski D (2017) On “chemical notch” concept for corrosion-fatigue life prediction. Proceedings of the 7th Engineering Integrity Society International Conference on Durability & Fatigue RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2017) Designing additively manufacture notched PLA against static loading. Proceedings of International Symposium on Notch Fracture. Santander, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ahmed AA & Susmel L (2017) Additively Manufactured PLA under static loading: strength/cracking behaviour vs. deposition angle. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 3 (pp 498-507) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Wang Y & Susmel L (2016) Estimating the orientation of crack initiation planes under constant and variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 2 (pp 3233-3239), 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pelekis I & Susmel L (2016) The Theory of Critical Distances to estimate static and dynamic strength of notched plain concrete. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 2 (pp 2006-2013), 20 June 2016 - 24 June 2016. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Wang Y & Guan C (2016) Estimation of Fatigue Life for Selected Metallic Materials under Multiaxial Variable Amplitude Loading. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Namiq ZF (2016) An Alternative Elasto-Plastic Approach to Estimate Lifetime of Notched Components under Multiaxial Fatigue Loading. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Hattingh DG, James MN, Maggiolini E & Tovo R (2016) On the Use of the Modified Wöhler Curve Method to design Friction Stir Welded Tubular Joints against Multiaxial Fatigue. Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Bagni C & Askes H (2016) Gradient elasticity: a new tool for the multiaxial high-cycle fatigue assessment of notched components. Proceedings of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield - The Ann (pp 21-26) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2016) Estimates for life and early crack initiation under fretting conditions. Proceedings of the 8th International Symposium on Fretting Fatigue RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2016) High-cycle fatigue of notched plain concrete. Procedia Structural Integrity, Vol. 1 (pp 2-9) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Iacoviello F, Ferro GA & Susmel L (2015) Editorial. Procedia Engineering, Vol. 109 (pp 1-2) RIS download Bibtex download
  • AA.VV. (2015) Proceedings of the Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield – The Annual Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2015. The Annual Postgraduate Research Student Conference 2015 (pp 1-61). Sheffield, UK, 15 April 2015 - 15 April 2015. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Hattingh DG, von Welligh LG, Brown DR, Tovo R, Salvati E & James MN (2014) Friction Stir Welding of 38 mm OD 6082-T6 Aluminium Tubes with a Retracting Tool. 4th International Conference on Advances in Product Development and Reliability (PDR’2014). Hangzhou, China, 29 July 2014 - 31 July 2014. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bowman ET & Susmel L (2014) The Theory of Critical Distances to Model the Short- to Long-crack Transition in Geological Materials Subjected to Mode I Static Loading. Procedia Materials Science, Vol. 3 (pp 562-567) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bagni C, Askes H & Susmel L (2014) Finite Element Technology for Gradient Elastic Fracture Mechanics. Procedia Materials Science, Vol. 3 (pp 2042-2047) View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2013) Designing welded joints against variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. 66th Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Essen, Germany, 11 September 2013 - 17 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Nazare Marques LF, Ferreira do Santos EB & de Magalhaes Braga E (2013) Fatigue strength and cracking behaviour of transverse but welds manufactured using a GMAW and GMAW-DWOA welding process. 66th Annual Assembly of the International Institute of Welding (IIW). Essen, Germany, 11 September 2013 - 17 September 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2013) 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 June 2013 - 6 June 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2013) On the fatigue assessment of plain and short fibre/particle reinforced concretes. the XXII IGF National Conference (Italian Group of Fracture). Rome, Italy, 1 July 2013 - 3 July 2013. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Askes H (2012) On the multiaxial fatigue assessment of thin welded joints: A preliminary investigation. Gruppo Italiano Frattura (pp 167-176). Italy, 1 March 2012 - 3 March 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2012) Direction of the Maximum Variance of the Resolved Shear Stress and Orientation of Stage I Crack Paths. the 4th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP2012). Gaeta, Italy, 19-21 September 2012, 19 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA (2012) Proceedings of the 4th international conference on crack paths (CP2012). Gruppo Italiano Frattura. Italy, 19 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2012) Direction of the maximum variance of the resolved shear stress and orientation of stage I crack paths. 4th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP2012) (pp 473-480). Italy, 19 September 2012 - 21 September 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, James MN, Yates J & Iacoviello F (2011) The First IJFatigue & FFEMS joint Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields. Gruppo Italiano Frattura. Italy, 7 March 2011 - 9 March 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2011) Predicting fatigue lifetime of engineering components under variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. XXI Conference of the Italian Group of Fracture (pp 126-136). Cassino, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor D & Susmel L (2011) The crack modelling method and critical distance approaches. The First IJFatigue & FFEMS Joint Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields (pp 129-135). Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2011) Predicting fatigue lifetime of engineering components under variable amplitude multiaxial fatigue loading. XXI Conference of the Italian Group of Fracture (pp 126-136). Cassino, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor D & Susmel L (2011) The Crack Modelling Method and Critical Distance Approaches. The First IJFatigue & FFEMS Joint Workshop: Characterisation of Crack Tip Stress Fields (pp 129-135). Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Sonsino CM & Tovo R (2010) The modified Wöhler curve method applied along with the reference radius concept to design welded joints against multiaxial fatigue. 63rd Annual Assembly & International Conference of the International Institute of Welding. Istanbul, Turkey RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2010) On the static assessment of notched ductile materials subjected to multiaxial loading. IGF workshop on "Problematiche di Frattura nei Materiali per l'Ingegneria" (pp 145-150). Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G, Susmel L & Taylor D (2010) Estimating the notch and mean stress effect in fatigue through the degree of multiaxiality of the local elasto-plastic stress/strain fields. The 9th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (ICMFF9) (pp 112.1-112.8). Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Sonsino CM & Tovo R (2010) On the use of the modified Wöhler curve method applied in terms of the reference radius concept to perform the multiaxial fatigue assessment of welded joints. The 9th International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (ICMFF9) (pp 144.1-144.8). Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bettinelli S, Musi A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2010) Verifica sperimentale della resistenza a fatica di sedili in composito per imbarcazioni da canottaggio. IGF workshop on "Problematiche di Frattura nei Materiali per l'Ingegneria" (pp 246-251). Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA (2009) Workshop on “Progettazione a Fatica di Giunzioni Saldate (… e non)”. Workshop on “Progettazione a Fatica di Giunzioni Saldate (… e non)”. Italy, 9 March 2009 - 10 March 2009. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2009) The modified Wöhler curve method to perform the multiaxial fatigue assessment of steel and aluminium welded joints. Part II: The Theory of Critical Distances. 62nd Annual Assembly & International Conference of the International Institute of Welding. Singapore RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor D, Toso M, Kelly A & Susmel L (2009) Safe notches: Optimising the design and manufacturing of fillets. IMC26. Dublin, Ireland RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2009) The combined effect of non-zero mean stresses, out-of-phase angles and stress concentrators in metallic materials subjected to multiaxial fatigue loading. Design for Fatigue Safety. Gothenburg, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2009) The modified Wöhler curve method to perform the multiaxial fatigue assessment of steel and aluminium welded joints. Part I: Nominal and hot-spot stresses. 62nd Annual Assembly & International Conference of the International Institute of Welding. Singapore RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Tovo R & Benasciutti D (2009) Sulla stima della vita a fatica di giunti saldati soggetti a carichi multiassiali ad ampiezza variabile. IGF Workshop on "Fatigue of Welded Structures". Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bettinelli S, Placido A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2009) Verifica sperimentale della resistenza a fatica di bracci in alluminio saldato per imbarcazioni da canottaggio. IGF Workshop on "Fatigue of Welded Structures". Forni di Sopra (UD), Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Bettinelli S, Placido A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2008) Analisi delle prestazioni di imbarcazioni da canottaggio e indici di efficienza. AIAS 2008 National Conference. Rome, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2008) On the use of the modified Wöhler curve method to estimate fatigue lifetime of aluminium weldments. 3rd International Conference on Engineering Failure Analysis. Sitges, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Meneghetti G & Atzori B (2008) On the use of the modified Manson-Coffin curve method to estimate low-cycle fatigue lifetime of notched components subjected to multiaxial cyclic loading. 6th International Conference on Low Cycle Fatigue (pp 119-124). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G, Susmel L & Taylor D (2007) The modified Manson-Coffin method to estimate low-cycle fatigue damage in notched cylindrical bars. International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture 2007. Sheffield, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Benasciutti D, Cristofori A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2007) A spectral method for multiaxial random loads. International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture 2007. Sheffield, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Taylor D & Tovo R (2007) The Theory of Critical Distances and the estimation of notch fatigue limits: L, a0 and open notches. International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (pp 81-86). Miami, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2007) A novel approach to predict fatigue lifetime of notched components under multiaxial fatigue loading. International Conference on Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture 2007. Sheffield, UK RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2006) The Theory of Critical Distances: Applications in fatigue. The European Conference of Fracture 16 (pp 1101). Alexandroupolis, Greece RIS download Bibtex download
  • Ara jo AJ, Susmel L, Taylor D & Martins LHL (2006) Application of the Theory of Critical Distance to fretting fatigue. ECF 16 (pp 1099-1099). Alexandroupolis, Greece RIS download Bibtex download
  • Pessot F, Susmel L & Taylor D (2006) The Theory of Critical Distances to predict static failures in notched brittle components subjected to multiaxial loading. Crack Paths Conference. Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cristofori A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2006) Formulazione di un criterio agli invarianti per la stima del danno prodotto da sollecitazioni affaticanti multiassiali. XXXV AIAS Conference. Ancona, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tovo R, Benasciutti D, Cristofori A & Susmel L (2006) Studio sugli approcci in frequenza nella fatica multiassiale ad ampiezza variabile. XXXV AIAS Conference. Ancona, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2006) On the use of the conventional high-cycle multiaxial fatigue criteria re-interpreted in terms of the Theory of Critical Distances. FATIGUE 2006. Atlanta, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cristofori A, Susmel L & Tovo R (2006) An invariant-based fatigue life prediction method for multiaxial random loads. FATIGUE 2006. Atlanta, 2006 RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2006) On the use of the Theory of Critical Distances to estimate fatigue strength of notched components in the medium-cycle fatigue regime. FATIGUE 2006. Atlanta, USA RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2005) The Theory of Critical Distances to predict fatigue lifetime of notched components. International Conference on Fracture ad Damage Mechanics 2005 (pp 411-416). Majorca, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresimin M & Susmel L (2005) Resistenza a fatica e criteri di previsione per laminati in materiale composito in presenza di sollecitazioni multiassiali. IGF Workshop on Multiaxial Fatigue (pp 211-230). Ferrara, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Livieri P, Susmel L & Tovo R (2005) Resistenza a fatica di giunzioni saldate tubolari sollecitate a torsione. IGF Workshop on Multiaxial Fatigue (pp 231-238). Ferrara, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B & Susmel L (2005) Notch and defect sensitivity under any kind of fatigue loading: A unifying approach. The 11th International Conference on Fracture (pp 20-25). Turin, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tovo R, Susmel L, Cristofori A & Benasciutti D (2005) Le verifiche di resistenza a fatica in sollecitazioni multiassiali ad ampiezza variabile. IGF Workshop on Multiaxial Fatigue (pp 81-96). Ferrara, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G & Susmel L (2005) On the use of the modified Manson-Coffin curves to predict fatigue lifetime in the low-cycle fatigue regime. IGF Workshop on Multiaxial Fatigue (pp 97-106). Ferrara, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Meneghetti G, Susmel L & Tovo R (2004) High cycle fatigue crack paths in specimens having different stress concentration features. The 15th European Conference of Fracture. Stockholm, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2004) Non-propagating cracks under in-phase Mode I and II loadings. The 15th European Conference of Fracture. Stockholm, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Tovo R & Livieri P (2004) Sulla previsione della resistenza a fatica di giunzioni saldate sollecitate a carichi multiassiali. XIV ADM-XXXIII AIAS (pp 237-237). Bari, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresimin M, Ricotta M & Susmel L (2004) Un modello per la previsione della vita a fatica di compositi laminati. XIV ADM-XXXIII AIAS (pp 231). Bari, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresmin M, Ricotta M & Susmel L (2004) Fatigue life prediction of composite laminates. 11th European Conference on Composite Materials ECCM11. Rhodes, Greece RIS download Bibtex download
  • Cristofori A, Tovo R & Susmel L (2004) Analisi comparativa dei criteri di resistenza a fatica multiassiale ad ampiezza variabile. XIV ADM-XXXIII AIAS (pp 219-219). Bari, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Taylor D & Susmel L (2004) La teoria delle distanze critiche per la stima del limite di fatica a torsione di componenti intagliati. XIV ADM-XXXIII AIAS (pp 235-235). Bari, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2004) Modified Wöhler curve method and Eurocode 3: Accuracy in predicting the multiaxial fatigue strength of welded joints. The 7th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (pp 203-208). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2004) Multiaxial fatigue life prediction of two welded details subjected to local complex stress states. The 7th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (pp 429-434). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G & Susmel L (2004) Multiaxial fatigue life predictions by using modified Manson-Coffin curves. The 7th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (pp 129-134). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L (2004) The modified Wöhler curve method for predicting the fatigue limit of notched components under multiaxial fatigue loading. The 7th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue and Fracture (pp 179-184). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G & Susmel L (2003) Material fatigue properties for assessing mechanical components weakened by notches and defects. International Conference on Crack Paths. Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Taylor D & Tovo R (2003) Crack paths in sharply notched specimens under in-phase biaxial loadings. International Conference on Crack Paths. Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresimin M, Ricotta M & Susmel L (2003) A model for fatigue life prediction of composite laminates. Proceedings of ETCM6 (pp 135-136). Vicenza, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Tovo R (2003) A quantitative comparison among multiaxial fatigue criteria for low cycle fatigue. International Conference on LCF (pp 283-288). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Lazzarin P & Susmel L (2003) A stress based method for predicting the low-cycle multiaxial fatigue. International Conference on LCF (pp 259-264). Berlin, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Tovo R & Lazzarin P (2003) Mean stress influence on fatigue strength in the presence of multiaxial out-of-phase loadings. Proceedings of International Conference on Cumulative Fatigue Damage. Seville, Spain RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresimin M & Susmel L (2003) Fatigue strength prediction of composite laminates under off-axis loading. Advancing with Composites 2003 (pp 135-142). Milan, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Petrone N (2003) Multiaxial fatigue life estimations for 6082-T6 cylindrical specimens under in-phase and out-of-phase biaxial loadings. BIAXIAL/MULTIAXIAL FATIGUE AND FRACTURE, Vol. 31 (pp 83-104) RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tovo R & Susmel L (2002) Lo stato tensionale locale di componenti saldati con simmetria assiale. XXXI AIAS National Conference. Parma, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Quaresimin M & Susmel L (2002) Off-axis fatigue strength prediction of composite laminates by a multiaxial approach. International Symposium: Anisotropic Behaviour of Damaged Materials. Krakow-Przegorzaly RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B & Susmel L (2002) L'uso del criterio delle curve di Wöhler modificate in presenza di intagli sollecitati da carichi di fatica multiassiali. XVI IGF Conference (pp 61-72). Catania, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L, Tovo R & Crupi V (2002) La progettazione a fatica multiassiale di componenti intagliati: lo stato dell’arte. XVI IGF Conference (pp 175-184). Catania, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Taylor D (2002) The critical distance method and the modified Wöhler curves for the multiaxial fatigue assessment of sharply notched components. 8th International Fatigue Congress - FATIGUE 2002 (pp 1889-1897). Stockholm, Sweden RIS download Bibtex download
  • Tovo R & Susmel L (2001) Lo stato tensionale lineare elastico in intagli aperti soggetti a sollecitazioni anti-planari. XXX AIAS National Conference (pp 789-798). Alghero, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G & Susmel L (2001) Fatigue behaviour of AA356-T6 aluminium cast alloy weakened by cracks and notches. 2nd International Conference FDM 2001 (pp 81-86). Milan, Italy RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Quaresimin M (2001) Multiaxial fatigue life prediction criteria for composite materials. 6th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (pp 379-386). Lisbon, Portugal RIS download Bibtex download
  • Petrone N & Susmel L (2001) Biaxial non-proportional variable amplitude testing and analysis on bicycle welded components for the definition of a safety standard. 6th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (pp 49-56). Lisbon, Portugal RIS download Bibtex download
  • Atzori B, Meneghetti G & Susmel L (2001) A new procedure for the evaluation of fatigue strength of notched components applied to the evaluation of scale effect in aluminium alloy weldments. International Conference on Joints in Aluminium 2001 (pp 51/1-51/13). Munich, Germany RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Petrone N (2001) Fatigue life prediction for 6082-T6 cylindrical specimens subjected to in-phase and out-of-phase bending/torsion loadings. 6th International Conference on Biaxial/Multiaxial Fatigue & Fracture (pp 125-132). Lisbon, Portugal RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA () IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale di Materiali e Componenti Ingegneristici”. IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura ed Integrità Strutturale di Materiali e Componenti Ingegn. Italy, 1 March 2012 - 3 March 2012. RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA () Proceedings of the XXI IGF National Conference. Proceedings of the XXI IGF National Conference. Italy, 13 June 2011 - 15 June 2011. RIS download Bibtex download
  • VV AA () IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura nei Materiali per l’Ingegneria”. IGF workshop on “Problematiche di Frattura nei Materiali per l’Ingegneria”. Italy, 7 January 2010 - 10 January 2010. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Susmel L & Ahmed AA () Crack paths in plain and notched specimens of additively manufactured PLA under static loading. Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Crack Paths (CP 2018). Italy, 19 September 2018 - 21 September 2018. View this article in WRRO RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Computational Mechanics & Design

Grants

FRAMED

EU-funded research into fracture processes across a variety of scales, materials and processes.


Structural performance of 3D concrete printed composites

This project, we will develop and validate a novel design-for-manufacturing paradigm, where closed-loop iteration across all scales of the concrete being 3D-printed, from the fresh to the hardened state, will be combined with an innovative approach to reinforcement design.

Teaching interests

Mechanics of Solids, Structural Integrity, Research Skills. 

Potential PhD offerings

Unfortunately I am not seeking any PhD Students at this time, however please contact me if you are interested in doing a project in my research area.