Special Issue "Computational Modeling and Simulation in Materials Study"


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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Somnath Ghosh
Department of Civil Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Latrobe 203, 3400 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA
Website: http://cmrl.jhu.edu/prof_somnath_ghosh.html
E-Mail: sghosh20@jhu.edu
Phone: +410 516 7833
Fax: +410 516 7473
Interests: multi spatial and temporal scale modeling; composite and polycrystalline metallic materials; multi-scale material characterization; image based analysis; failure, fatigue and life prediction; thermal barrier coatings; computational nanotechnology; probabilistic methods in multi-scale modeling; biomaterials and design of bio-implant and prosthetics; coupled mechanical-electro-magnetic phenomena

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This issue will address the following areas pertaining to the general theme of Computational Multi-scale Modeling. These include:
1. Modeling at Discrete Scales:   Computational models using quantum mechanics, molecular mechanics, discrete dislocation dynamics for different materials e.g. polymers, metals, and composites.
2. Time Scale Acceleration at Discrete and Continuum Scales: Methods to incorporate lower strain rates and longer time scales at lower length scales. In addition, multi-time scaling for scale bridging as well as phenomena involving disparate time scales.
3. Bottom up Homogenization Methods: This will establish rigorous homogenization and length-scale bridging methods for developing reduced order models. Particular emphasis will be on homogenized model representation, parameter identification and evolution laws at higher length scales from lower length scale phenomena.
4. Representative Volume Elements: This topic will be around what is RVE and why is it relevant for certain properties.
5. From Deterministic to Stochastic Modeling: This topic will extend deterministic methods to stochastic modeling for heterogeneous structures at each length scale.
6. Multi-scaling for Problems involving Instability and Failure: This topic will discuss various barriers in problems involving instability, localization and failure for heterogeneous materials. It will address top-down multi-scaling and adaptive methods for appropriate scale transcending.

Prof. Dr. Somnath Ghosh
Guest Editor


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  • discrete scales
  • time scale acceleration
  • homogenization methods
  • representative volume element
  • deterministic to stochastic modeling
  • multi-scaling for instability and Failure

Published Papers (8 papers)

Materials 2014, 7(1), 302-322; doi:10.3390/ma7010302
Received: 1 November 2013; in revised form: 13 December 2013 / Accepted: 17 December 2013 / Published: 13 January 2014
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Materials 2013, 6(12), 5639-5658; doi:10.3390/ma6125639
Received: 3 September 2013; in revised form: 11 November 2013 / Accepted: 20 November 2013 / Published: 4 December 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(11), 5291-5301; doi:10.3390/ma6115291
Received: 31 August 2013; in revised form: 20 October 2013 / Accepted: 11 November 2013 / Published: 19 November 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(11), 5217-5233; doi:10.3390/ma6115217
Received: 29 August 2013; in revised form: 21 October 2013 / Accepted: 29 October 2013 / Published: 13 November 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(10), 4707-4736; doi:10.3390/ma6104707
Received: 26 August 2013; in revised form: 8 October 2013 / Accepted: 16 October 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(10), 4675-4688; doi:10.3390/ma6104675
Received: 11 July 2013; in revised form: 25 September 2013 / Accepted: 29 September 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(10), 4626-4640; doi:10.3390/ma6104626
Received: 15 August 2013; in revised form: 7 October 2013 / Accepted: 9 October 2013 / Published: 18 October 2013
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Materials 2013, 6(9), 3764-3782; doi:10.3390/ma6093764
Received: 8 July 2013; in revised form: 26 August 2013 / Accepted: 27 August 2013 / Published: 3 September 2013
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Last update: 8 April 2013

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