Call for Papers for a Special Issue in Materials (MDPI, IF: 2.97)

The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble high quality papers that advance the field of multiscale simulation of composite structures, through the application of any modern computational and/or analytical methods alone or in conjunction with experimental techniques, for damage assessment or mechanical analysis and prediction. Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2019. 

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Special Issue

"Multiscale Simulation of Composite Structures: Damage Assessment, Mechanical Analysis and Prediction"

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Composites can be engineered to exhibit a high strength, high stiffness, and high toughness. Composite structures have been used increasingly in various engineering applications. 

In the last decades, the most fundamentals of science have expanded their span of length by many orders of magnitude. Nowadays, one of the primary goals of science and technology seems to be the quest to develop reliable methods for linking the physical phenomena that occur over multiple length scales, particularly from a nano-/micro-scale to a macroscale. To engineer composites for high performance and to design advanced structures, the relationship between material nano-/micro-structures and their macroscopic properties must be established in order to accurately predict their mechanical performance and failure. Multiscale simulation is the enabling tool for the study and comprehension of complex systems and phenomena that would otherwise be too expensive or dangerous, or even impossible, to study by direct experimentation and, thus, to deal with this goal.

The aim of this Special Issue is to assemble high quality papers that advance the field of multiscale simulation of composite structures, through the application of any modern computational and/or analytical methods alone or in conjunction with experimental techniques, for damage assessment or mechanical analysis and prediction.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Stelios K. Georgantzinos

Guest Editor

Keywords

  • composite structures
  • nanomechanics
  • micromechanics
  • homogenization methods
  • computational techniques
  • analytical methods
  • multiscale simulation
  • mechanical analysis
  • damage assessment
  • failure