Special Issue "Fatigue and Fracture Behaviour of Additively Manufactured Mechanical Components"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 September 2019).
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Interests: fracture mechanics; fatigue; vibroacoustics; boundary element method; FEM-BEM coupled approaches
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Interests: fatigue; fracture; residual stresses; structural connections; structural integrity
Interests: linear and non-linear Fe analysis; computational and experimental damage and fracture mechanics; computational and experimental stress analysis; computational multi-physics analysis and fluid–structure interaction; multiscale and stochastic modelling
The advent of additive manufacturing (AM) processes applied to the fabrication of structural components creates the need for design methodologies supporting structural optimization approaches that take into account the specific characteristics of the process. While AM processes give unprecedented geometrical design freedom, which can result in significant reductions of component weight (e.g., through part count reduction), on the other hand they have implications in the fatigue and fracture strength due to residual stresses and microstructural features. This is linked to stress concentration effects and anisotropy that still need research.This Special Issue of Applied Sciences aims at bringing together papers investigating features of AM processes with relevance to the mechanical behavior of AM structural components, particularly, but not exclusively, from the viewpoints of fatigue and fracture behavior. Although the focus of the issue is on AM problems related to fatigue and fracture, articles dealing with other manufacturing processes with related problems can also be included, in order to establish differences and potential similarities.The submission of papers on numerical simulation or reporting experimental work, or a combination of both, is welcome. The application of damage and fracture mechanics concepts, the appraisal of stress concentration effects, and the consideration of residual stresses and anisotropic behavior will be of particular interest for a range of AM structural applications that can be foreseen to go from biomedical engineering to aerospace components.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Citarella
Prof. Dr. Paulo de Castro
Prof. Dr. Angelo Maligno
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