Special Issue "Extreme Sciences and Engineering"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 December 2019
Disruptions in the operation of our countries’ infrastructure may put at risk the functioning of our societies and their economies. Such disruptions may result from many kinds of hazards and physical and/or cyber-attacks on installations and systems. Recent events demonstrate the increased interconnection among the impact of hazards, of the two kinds of attacks and, conversely, the usefulness for operators to combine cyber and physical security-solutions to protect installations of the critical infrastructure globally. New ideas and innovation for comprehensive, yet installation-specific approach are necessary to secure the integrity of existing or future, public or private, connected and interdependent assets, installations and infrastructure systems.
This special issue ‘Extreme Sciences and Engineering’ enables transparent, fair, rapid communication of research that highlights the role of mechanics, sciences and engineering in multi-disciplinary areas across materials science, physics, and engineering. Emphasis is on the impact, depth and originality of new concepts, methods and observations at the forefront of applied sciences.
Among the topical areas of interest are, but not limited to:
- Materials and components of extreme properties
- Materials and structures under extreme conditions, such as high temperature and high loading rate, natural or man-made hazards, etc.
- Resilience of assets, components, installations and infrastructure systems
- Artificial Intelligence
- Instability, large deformation and large-amplitude vibration in nature and engineering systems
- Interfacial phenomena in interactions between fluids and solids, deformation and failure of materials and structures
- Self-assembly of materials, components and structural systems
- Mechanics of 3D printing
- Earthquakes and Tsunami
- Digital built environments supporting crisis management, resilience recovery, and sustainability of critical infrastructures (Airport, Rail, Port, Energy, Gas, etc.)
- Advanced numerical methods for extreme conditions
Dr. Sakdirat Kaewunruen
Prof. Dr. Alex M Remennikov
Prof. Dr. Xinzheng Lu
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Extreme conditions
- Engineering design
- Numerical methods
- Digital built environment