Special Issue "Advances in Functionally Graded Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)
Prof. Dr. Zengtao Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 15 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Phone: +506 458-7784
Fax: +506 453-5025
New metallurgy techniques make it possible to devise material structures. Particularly, material properties can be designed to vary continuously along structural geometry to prevent delamination and stress concentration in traditional multilayered structures. This will make so called functionally graded materials. Although they were first invented to be utilized as a thermal shield to sustain very high temperature gradients in thin structures, Functionally graded materials are currently being used for many other applications such as wear-resistant linings, heat exchanger tubes, thermoelectric generators, heat-engine components, and in some prostheses. In recent years, materials scientists are developing sophisticated methodologies to fabricate new functionally graded materials for emerging applications, while mechanical engineers and mechanicians are investigating the physical behaviour of these materials to push the application boundary of these materials. Functionally graded materials have been used in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS) under multiple physical fields such as electromagnetic fields, high frequency vibrations, and thermal shocks.
This special issue of Materials will focus on recent advances in functionally graded materials. Realizing the importance of integration of the research efforts in materials science and mechanical engineering to the further development of functionally graded materials, the objective of this issue is to provide a platform for materials scientists and mechanical engineers to share their research ideas and showcase their achievements in the general area of functionally graded materials.
Prof. Dr. Zengtao Chen
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- functionally graded materials
- smart materials and structures
- composite materials
- multifield behavior
- manufacturing engineering
- structural integrity
- electromagnetic materials
Article: Heat Conduction in a Functionally Graded Plate Subjected to Finite Cooling/Heating Rates: An Asymptotic Solution
Materials 2011, 4(12), 2108-2118; doi:10.3390/ma4122108
Received: 19 October 2011; in revised form: 2 December 2011 / Accepted: 5 December 2011 / Published: 8 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (318 KB)
Article: Transient Thermal Stress Problem of a Functionally Graded Magneto-Electro-Thermoelastic Hollow Sphere
Materials 2011, 4(12), 2136-2150; doi:10.3390/ma4122136
Received: 2 November 2011; in revised form: 4 December 2011 / Accepted: 7 December 2011 / Published: 12 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (332 KB)
Article: Thermo-Electro-Mechanical Analysis of a Curved Functionally Graded Piezoelectric Actuator with Sandwich Structure
Materials 2011, 4(12), 2151-2170; doi:10.3390/ma4122151
Received: 1 November 2011; in revised form: 28 November 2011 / Accepted: 6 December 2011 / Published: 12 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (501 KB)
Article: Novel Concept to Detect an Optimum Thixoforming Condition of Al-Al3Ni Functionally Graded Material by Wavelet Analysis for Online Operation
Materials 2011, 4(12), 2183-2196; doi:10.3390/ma4122183
Received: 31 October 2011; in revised form: 8 December 2011 / Accepted: 9 December 2011 / Published: 14 December 2011| Download PDF Full-text (459 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(1), 169-191; doi:10.3390/ma5010169
Received: 11 November 2011; in revised form: 30 December 2011 / Accepted: 30 December 2011 / Published: 18 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (543 KB)
Article: Stresses and Displacements in Functionally Graded Materials of Semi-Infinite Extent Induced by Rectangular Loadings
Materials 2012, 5(2), 210-226; doi:10.3390/ma5020210
Received: 24 November 2011; in revised form: 16 January 2012 / Accepted: 17 January 2012 / Published: 30 January 2012| Download PDF Full-text (330 KB)
Materials 2012, 5(3), 528-539; doi:10.3390/ma5030528
Received: 13 January 2012; in revised form: 15 March 2012 / Accepted: 19 March 2012 / Published: 21 March 2012| Download PDF Full-text (158 KB)
Last update: 18 January 2013