Special Issue "Homogenization Methods in Materials and Structures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: continuum and structural mechanics; linear and nonlinear dynamics; stability and bifurcation of dynamical systems; buckling and postbuckling of elastic structures; localization phenomena; aeroelasticity; perturbation methods; computational mechanics
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Interests: continuum mechanics; porous media; piezo-electro-mechanical structures; nonlinear elasticity; second gradient materials; metamaterials; mechanics of living tissue; smart materials; composite materials; experimental mechanics; numerical mechanics
Interests: dynamic stability analyses and load-structure interaction problems; deterministic and random structural dynamics; aeroelasticity; wind engineering; thin-walled structures; probability theory and statistics oriented to structural safety
Interests: stability and nonlinear oscillations of elastic structures; perturbation methods and reduced order models; aeroelasticity; homogeneous models of structures
Interests: control of elastic systems via added piezoelectric devices; stability and nonlinear oscillations of elastic systems under conservative and non-conservative actions; perturbation methods; damage constitutive models; computational mechanics; homogenization of beam-like structures
Interests: stability and nonlinear oscillations of elastic systems under conservative and non-conservative loads; dynamics of strings and beams with traveling masses; perturbation methods; mechanics of generalized continua; mechanics of woven fibrous composite reinforcements; homogenization of beam-like structures
This Special Issue is dedicated to academic researchers who want to propose studies on the homogenization of complex materials and structures, covering the whole process, from the idealization and design, to the real application.
The subject has received great attention in the last few years, involving researchers whose expertise exploits different scientific areas, including continuum mechanics, structural mechanics, acoustics, materials design, and 3D printing techniques.
Some of the topics considered for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- The formulation of homogenous models of micro-structured materials and periodic structures;
- The static, dynamic, and stability behavior of homogenous models of lattice members;
- Analytical and numerical methods in materials and structures design;
- Wave propagation in periodic media;
- The experimental validation of the homogenization.
Prof. Dr. Angelo Luongo
Prof. Dr. Francesco dell’Isola
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Piccardo
Prof. Dr. Daniele Zulli
Dr. Francesco D’Annibale
Dr. Manuel Ferretti
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- Structural design
- Material design