Special Issue "Modeling and Simulation of Advanced Composite Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2018
The widespread application of advanced fiber reinforcements and associated composite processing technologies has been partly driven by the ease of formability, from two-dimensional planar shapes to complex three-dimensional parts, along with a combination of light weight and superior mechanical properties. An in-depth understanding, and consequently improvement, of forming processes of these materials, however, still requires complex material modeling and simulation tools, which are often at a multi-scale and encompass multi-physics. Such tools are especially vital to replace the costly industrial trials of manufacturing processes, and to eventually arrive at efficient strategies to mitigate defects and product failures. What has not been thoroughly addressed in this field, however, is the full integration of design and manufacturing efforts via linking respective modeling and simulation tools. This Special Issue is aimed at soliciting the most promising, recent developments in composite modeling, simulation, and optimization, in both design and manufacturing areas, including industrial-scale case studies. All submitted manuscripts will undergo a rigorous review, and will only be considered for publication if they meet journal standards. Select top articles may have processing charges waived at the recommendation of reviewers and the Guest Editor.
Prof. Abbas S. Milani
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.
Fiber reinforced composites
Unidirectional and woven reinforcements
Non-crimp fabrics (NCFs)
Modeling and characterization
Numerical simulation including FEM and XFEM
Manufacturing defects and optimization
Design of composite structures
Natural fiber and bio-composites
Industrial case studies