Special Issue "Structural Stability of Aerospace Structures"
A special issue of Aerospace (ISSN 2226-4310).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2019)
Dr. Haim Abramovich
Technion—Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, 32000 Haifa, Israel
Website | E-Mail
Interests: smart structures, piezoelectricity, energy harvesting using PZT, shape memory alloys (SMA), stability, vibration, buckling, thin walled structures behavior, dynamic behavior of structures, thermal buckling, laminated composite materials
Aerospace structures, be it a launcher, aircraft, or a space satellite, are lightweight structures, aimed at carrying the flight loads at minimal mass, to enable a viable economical usage. Under compression and/or shear forces, those structures are liable to buckling, changing their load carrying capacity.
Those structures are built from basic components, like beams (columns), plates, shells (cylindrical, conical, spherical) and panels. Other advanced components would include stiffened panels and stiffened shells, to increase their load carrying capacity at a relatively low addition of mass. While plates have a stable post-buckling behavior, shells would present a non-stable one, with a relatively large difference between the calculated and experimental buckling loads.
From the material point of view, Aerospace Structures have evolved from metal structures to laminated composite and/or sandwich-based structures, with the latest advancement being the variable angle tow (VAT) composites structures aimed at providing an optimal layup for increased load carrying capability at a reduced weight. The proposed Special Issue addresses this broad range of topics, and would welcome manuscripts on: (i) analytical and computational stability of aerospace structures, (ii) experimental results and procedures to increase the accuracy of the predicted buckling loads, (iii) numerical and experimental results of VAT composite structures, (iv) stability of lightweight structures in the presence of cutouts; and (v) behavior of aerospace structures under combined loadings. Any other related topics will also be most welcomed.
Prof. Haim Abramovich
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Aerospace is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 550 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cylindrical shells
- conical shells
- spherical shells
- stringer stiffened panels
- curved panels
- stringer stiffened shells
- grid stiffened shells
- VAT composite structures
- metal lightweight structures
- sandwich structures
- laminated composite thin walled structures
- numerical calculations
- FE calculation
- high-fidelity computational calculations