Special Issue "Advances in Functionally Graded Materials"

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A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2011)

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Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Zengtao Chen
Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, 15 Dineen Drive, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Website: http://www.unb.ca/ME/faculty/chen.html
E-Mail: ztchen@unb.ca
Phone: +506 458-7784
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Dear Colleagues,

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
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • functionally graded materials
  • smart materials and structures
  • micro-constituents
  • composite materials
  • multifield behavior
  • manufacturing engineering
  • structural integrity
  • thermoelasticity
  • piezoelectricity
  • electromagnetic materials

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p. 528-539
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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
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p. 210-226
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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
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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
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p. 2183-2196
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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
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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
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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
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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
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