Special Issue "Design and Characterization of Materials for Different Industrial Applications"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Esther Perales
Guest Editor
Colour and Vision Group, University of Alicante, Ctra. San Vicente del Raspeig s/n, 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante), Spain
Interests: color technology; color science; gonioappearace; special-effect pigments; visual perception

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The hybrid and multi-scale management of materials and products is an interesting and very demanding topic, due to its increasing and functional usage in various industrial sectors. In this context, nanostructured hybrid pigments play an important role, due to their performance and functionality, for instance, in paints for thermosolar energy devices, or in colored bionanocomposites. Thus, by properly combining natural dyes and nanoclays with biopolymers, or in water-based paints, cosmetics, etc., this is an important milestone in securing the integral benefits in society of the bioeconomy and circular economy. On the other hand, 3D printing is another important challenge when considering the new technologies already on the market (UV-cured liquid resin, or powder). Therefore, there are many open questions to be considered: the development of materials with new advanced functionalities; the use of new raw materials (natural dyes; nanoclays) to obtain new filament with different performance; to evaluate the color reproduction performance and the translucency, gloss and surface texture of these materials.

The purpose of this Special Issue is to raise awareness of some of the advances of these topics:

  • Hybrid pigment feasibility for new bioeconomy and conventional applications;
  • Functional colored nanomaterials;
  • New biomaterials with innovative functionalities through 3D-printing;
  • Pigment synthesis and product performance optimization for 3D printing;
  • Color reproduction performance in 3D printing;
  • Color perception of 3D objects;
  • Statistical design of experiments (DoE) to define the factors affecting the total visual appearance (color, surface texture, gloss) in 3D printing;
  • Color difference evaluation between 3D Color Objects

Dr. Esther Perales
Guest Editor

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  • hybrid pigments
  • nanomaterial
  • functional materials
  • 3D color reproduction
  • 3D color perception

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Weibull S-N Fatigue Strength Curve Analysis for A572 Gr. 50 Steel, Based on the True Stress—True Strain Approach
Appl. Sci. 2020, 10(16), 5725; https://doi.org/10.3390/app10165725 - 18 Aug 2020
In this paper a Weibull methodology to determine the probabilistic percentiles for the S-N curve of the A572 Gr. 50 steel is formulated. The given Weibull/S-N formulation is based on the true stress and true strain values, which are both determined from the [...] Read more.
In this paper a Weibull methodology to determine the probabilistic percentiles for the S-N curve of the A572 Gr. 50 steel is formulated. The given Weibull/S-N formulation is based on the true stress and true strain values, which are both determined from the stress-strain analysis. For the analysis, the Weibull β and η parameters are both determined directly from the maximum and minimum addressed stresses values. The S-N curve parameters are determined for 103 and 106 cycles. In the application, published experimental data for the CSA G40.21 Gr. 350W steel is used to derive the true stress and true strain parameters of the A572 Gr. 50 steel. Additionally, the application of the S-N curve, its probabilistic percentiles and the Weibull parameters that represent these percentiles are all determined step by step. Since the proposed method is flexible, then it can be applied to determine the probabilistic percentiles of any other material. Full article
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