Special Issue "Constitutive Behavior of Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Dr. Geminiano Mancusi
Deptarment of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Ponte don Melillo street, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Phone: +39 89 963412
Fax: +39 81 36069746
Interests: constitutive behavior of innovative materials; mechanical modeling of composite structures; creep behavior of composites; bucking analysis; structural bonding; periodic materials; FE code development for structural problems
When dealing with advanced composite materials, relevant questions arise which concern the experimental as well as theoretical prediction of their constitutive properties, strongly affected by numerous factors related to the inner components (resins or matrices in general, fibers or particles which are embedded as a reinforcement, fillers,…). Due to a complex interplay between them, the evaluation of their performance both in a short and long term perspective still conflicts with many difficulties.
Multi-scale approaches are in general introduced within innovative investigation strategies, while non-standard testing protocols have to be identified in order to assess in a more suitable manner the experimental response of the composite materials, including the stress-strain relationships, the creep behavior, the bonding behavior, the heat transfer phenomena, the phase changes due to severe thermal exposure conditions, the durability.
In this special issue, advanced contributions which focus on the constitutive behavior of the composite materials are welcome.
Dr. Geminiano Mancusi
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Article: Polymeric Materials Reinforced with Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes: A Constitutive Material Model
Materials 2013, 6(7), 2873-2891; doi:10.3390/ma6072873
Received: 12 April 2013; in revised form: 3 June 2013 / Accepted: 24 June 2013 / Published: 16 July 2013| Download PDF Full-text (997 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(9), 3978-3988; doi:10.3390/ma6093978
Received: 23 July 2013; in revised form: 19 August 2013 / Accepted: 3 September 2013 / Published: 10 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (542 KB)
Article: High Density Polyethylene Composites Reinforced with Hybrid Inorganic Fillers: Morphology, Mechanical and Thermal Expansion Performance
Materials 2013, 6(9), 4122-4138; doi:10.3390/ma6094122
Received: 26 May 2013; in revised form: 5 September 2013 / Accepted: 9 September 2013 / Published: 17 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1069 KB)
Materials 2013, 6(9), 4226-4248; doi:10.3390/ma6094226
Received: 14 June 2013; in revised form: 22 August 2013 / Accepted: 6 September 2013 / Published: 23 September 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1869 KB)
Article: Structural Response of Polyethylene Foam-Based Sandwich Panels Subjected to Edgewise Compression
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4545-4564; doi:10.3390/ma6104545
Received: 26 July 2013; in revised form: 11 October 2013 / Accepted: 11 October 2013 / Published: 16 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (2951 KB)
Article: Shear Behavior Models of Steel Fiber Reinforced Concrete Beams Modifying Softened Truss Model Approaches
Materials 2013, 6(10), 4847-4867; doi:10.3390/ma6104847
Received: 23 July 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 12 October 2013 / Published: 23 October 2013| Download PDF Full-text (933 KB)
Article: A Level-Set Based Representative Volume Element Generator and XFEM Simulations for Textile and 3D-Reinforced Composites
Materials 2013, 6(12), 5568-5592; doi:10.3390/ma6125568
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 13 November 2013 / Accepted: 15 November 2013 / Published: 28 November 2013| Download PDF Full-text (1741 KB)
Last update: 18 January 2013