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Special Issue "Advances in Mechanical Problems of Functionally Graded Materials and Structures"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tinh Quoc Bui

Tokyo Institute of Technology Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering 2-12-1-W8-22, Ookayama, Meguro-ku Tokyo 152-8552, Japan
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Interests: computational mechanics; fracture mechanics; composites; functionally graded materials; numerical methods; computational inelasticity; structures
Guest Editor
Dr. Le Van Lich

Department of Mechanical Engineering and Science, Kyoto University, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8540, Japan
Interests: multifunctional materials; smart materials; fracture mechanics; multiphysics properties
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Tiantang Yu

Department of Engineering Mechanics, Hohai University, Nanjing, PR China
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Interests: functionally graded materials; composites; computational mechanics; numerical methods; structures; mechanics of materials
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Indra Vir Singh

Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, Roorkee 247667, Uttarakhand, India
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Interests: computational mechanics; functionally graded materials; failure analysis; fatigue; numerical method

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Functionally-graded materials (FGMs) are an advanced class of composite materials that exhibit continuous variations of properties, arising from spatial gradation in composition. Engineering FGM structures, thus, integrates the advantageous properties of constituent compounds. Research and development in the area of mechanics of FGMs have made great leaps towards the application of FGM structures in various engineering fields, such as aerospace, aircrafts, engine combustion chambers, fusion reactors, and biomedical devices. In addition, recent developments in material science and computational technology have enabled us to make further advancements in the research area of FGM structures, and the enthusiasm of numerous research teams is still far from being exhausted.

This Special Issue aims to collect recent studies and developments associated with mechanical problems of FGMs and FGM structures. Manuscripts are invited from various researchers/investigators, to contribute to this Special Issue with their original research articles, short communications, and review articles.

Prof. Dr. Tinh Quoc Bui
Dr. Le Van Lich
Prof. Dr. Tiantang Yu
Dr. Indra Vir Singh
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • Functionally Graded Materials (FGM)

  • FGM structures

  • Thermal/Mechanical Properties

  • Fracture Mechanics of FGM

  • Mechanical Design.

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