Special Issue "Constitutive Behavior of Composite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)
Dr. Geminiano Mancusi
Department of Civil Engineering, University of Salerno, Giovanni P. II street, 84084 Fisciano (SA), Italy
Fax: +39 081 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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