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Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Transport Applications"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lehmhus

ISIS Sensorial Materials Scientific Centre, University of Bremen, Bremen 28359, Germany
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Interests: porous and cellular metals; metal foams; syntactic foams; metal matrix syntactic foams; metal matrix composites; powder metallurgy; powder technology; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); smart structures; sensor integration; sensorial materials; structural health monitoring (SHM)
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joachim Hausmann

The Technical University of Kaiserslautern/Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany
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Interests: composite materials; material testing; component design; simulation; titanium matrix composites; metal polymer hybrid materials; selective laser melting of titanium aluminides
Guest Editor
Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl

Stiftung Institut für Werkstofftechnik (IWT), Bremen 28359, Germany
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Interests: lightweight materials; alloy development for additive manufacturing; multi-material design; hybrid materials; processing; forming; selective laser melting; heat treatment; interface engineering; joining, modeling; testing and characterization; DPS calorimetry; failure mechanisms; survival probability models
Guest Editor
Dr.-Ing. Joerg Hohe

Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, Germany
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Interests: composite materials; cellular materials and solid foams; micromechanics; homogenization; design-of-materials; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); material models and implementation; optimization; probabilistic analysis
Guest Editor
Dr. ir. R.C. Alderliesten

TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
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Interests: hybrid materials and structures; structural performance; structural integrity; fatigue; damage resistance; damage tolerance; durability
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kambiz Kayvantash

Société CADLM, 32 rue Victor Balloche, Wissous 91320, France
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Interests: numerical analysis; simulation and modeling, optimization, reliability and robustness; data mining; artificial intelligence; manufacturing and process health monitoring; material modeling; passenger safety; biomechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The present Special Issue is linked to the symposium E6, also entitled;Advanced Materials for Transport Applications, which will take place within the framework of the Euromat 2017 conference, held in Thessaloniki, Greece, 17-22 September, 2017. The Euromat 2017 conference is organized by the Federation of European Materials Societies (FEMS) and is one of the largest events of its kind in Europe, covering the whole field of materials science and technology through a large number of dedicated symposia and attracting roughly 2000 attendees. Within this framework, our own symposium addresses questions related to the use of advanced materials in the transport industry, which includes the aerospace, automotive, railway and maritime sector. The symposium is the fifth of its kind at Euromat and thus continues a series which originated at Euromat 2009 and continued through the events in 2011, 2013, and 2015 until the present year.

To set a thematic focus beyond the area of application, we are specifically looking for contributions on

  • Additive Manufacturing for Transport Applications (Editors: Lehmhus,  von Hehl)

  • Hybrid Engineering Materials and Structures for Multi-Material Designs (von Hehl, Alderliesten, Hausmann)      

  • Light Weight Design and Composite Materials (all)      

  • Intelligent Materials, Structures and Systems (Lehmhus)      

  • Simulation, Modeling, Optimization and Big Data Applications for Process Discovery (Kayvantash, Hohe, Hausmann)

While the core of the Special Issue's contributions is meant to be sourced from the Euromat symposium, submissions are not limited to Euromat 2017 contributors. Instead, we explicitly welcome external submissions. The focal topics listed above are not meant to exclude articles from additional areas, as long as a link to applications in the transport sector is there. Similarly, we do not intend to limit the Special Issue's focus to structural materials only, but will endeavor to also include studies on functional materials with relevance for applications in transportation.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and would like to kindly invite you to address any of the Guest Editors in case of further questions.

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lehmhus
Prof. Joachim Hausmann
Dr.-Ing. Axel von Hehl
Dr.-Ing. Joerg Hohe
Dr.ir. R.C. Alderliesten
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Kambiz Kayvantash
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.


  • lightweight design;

  • hybrid materials;

  • hybrid structures;

  • additive manufacturing;

  • smart structures;

  • material modeling;

  • modeling and simulation;

  • optimization;

  • numerical analysis;

  • artificial intelligence and data mining;

  • design-of-materials;

  • aerospace;

  • automotive;

  • railway;

  • maritime industry;

  • crash and safety;

  • structural health monitoring;

  • adaptive structures;

  • composites;

  • multi-material design

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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