Topical Collection "Encyclopedia of Engineering"


Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta
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Department of Structures for Engineering and Architecture, University of Naples Federico II, 80125 Naples, Italy
Interests: continuum mechanics; non-local elasticity; beam theories; plate theories; fracture mechanics
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Prof. Dr. Ramesh Agarwal
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William Palm Professor of Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 1 Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130, USA
Interests: mechanical and aerospace engineering; energy and environment; computational fluid dynamics and computational physics (computational acoustics; computational electromagnetics; computational materials science and manufacturing; computational geo-sciences and computational combustion); fluid dynamics and heat transfer; hypersonic flow and rarefied gas dynamics; aerodynamics; ground effect aerodynamics; green aviation; turbo-machinery and pumps; microfluidics; bio-fluid mechanics; flow and flight control; chemical looping combustion; carbon capture; utilization and sequestration; wind, solar and bio-energy, climate modeling etc.
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Dr. Krzysztof Kamil Żur
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok University of Technology, Bialystok 15-351, Poland
Interests: applied mathematics; linear and non-linear mechanics of composite structures at macro, micro, and nano scale; non-local continuum mechanics; smart materials and structures; composite materials
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ruta
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Department of Structural and Geotechnical Engineering, University “La Sapienza”, & National Group for Mathematical Physics, Rome, Italy
Interests: continuum mechanics; structural stability; beam theory; damage modeling and identification; history of mechanics
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

In ancient times, Engineering Science was considered to be an art and led civilization and innovation for the progress of humanity. Machines and structures have been designed and built up thanks to applications of technical methodologies conceived by engineers. Aerospace, chemical, civil, electrical, and mechanical disciplines are the main branches of Engineering which thereby signify it has, nowadays, reached the status of being a multidisciplinary science.

This book is intended to provide a first collection of entries falling within the following topics:

(1) History of Mechanics – Editor: Giuseppe Ruta

(2) Civil Engineering – Editor: Raffaele Barretta

(3) Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering – Editor: Ramesh Agarwal

(4) Nanoengineering – Editor: Krzysztof Kamil Zur

A second book of Encyclopedia will subsequently be announced to complement the topical collection of Engineering outlined above.

Prof. Dr. Raffaele Barretta
Prof. Dr. Ramesh Agarwal
Dr. Krzysztof Kamil Żur
Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Ruta
Guest Editors

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Published Papers

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Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

Title: CNTs-based Composites for Sensing Applications
Authors: Maurizio Arena and Massimo Viscardi
Affiliation: Department of Industrial Engineering, University of Naples
Federico II, Italy

Title: Fundaments of Classical Mechanics
Author: Danilo Capecchi
Affiliation: Dipartimento di Ingegneria Strutturale e Geotecnica, Sapienza University of Rome, 00185 Roma, Italy.

Title: Nonthermal Bioactive Extraction and Nanoencapsulation
Authors: Shaba Noore 1,2, Navin Rastogi 3, Colm O'Donnell 2 and Brijesh Tiwari 1,2,*
1 Department of Food Chemistry & Technology, Teagasc Food Research Centre, Ashtown, D15 KN3K Dublin, Ireland
2 School of Biosystems and Food Engineering, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland
3 Department of Food Engineering, CSIR-Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysuru, Karnataka, India

Title:  Blade Element Momentum Theory
Authors: Abdallah Samad and Francois Morency
Affiliations Thermo-Fluids for Transport Laboratory (TFT), Department
of Mechanical Engineering,École de TechnologieSupérieure, 1100
Notre-Dame St W, Montréal, QC H3C1K3, Canada

Title:  Unsteady Vortex Lattice Method
Authors:  Abdallah Samad and Francois Morency.
Affiliation: Thermo-Fluids for Transport Laboratory (TFT), Department of Mechanical Engineering,École de TechnologieSupérieure, 1100 Notre-Dame St W, Montréal, QC H3C1K3, Canada 

Title: Turbine Casings Cooling Systems
Author: Krzysztof Marzec
Affiliation: Politechnika Rzeszowska, 35-959 Rzeszow, Poland

Title: Vibration-Assisted Ball Burnishing
Author: Ramón Jerez-Mesa
Affiliation: Facultat de Ciències i Tecnologia, Departament d'Enginyeries, Universitat de Vic - Universitat Central de Catalunya, 08500 Vic, Spain

Title: Ionospheric Impacts on GNSS Signals
Authors: YuXiang Peng 1,2,3 and Wayne A Scales 1,2

1 Center for Space Science and Engineering Research, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061, USA
2 Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 24061, USA
3 Qualcomm Technologies Inc., Santa Clara, CA, 95051, USA

Title: Geometric Design of Suburban Roundabouts
Authors: Saša Ahac and Vesna Dragčević.
Affiliation:  Department for Transportation, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Title: Printing Technologies for Smart Textile
Authors: Ying Zhou and Huipu Gao
Affiliation: Department of Textile Engineering, Chemistry and Science, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA

Title: High Carbon Steel Wire
Authors: Marina Polyakova 1 and Alexey Stolyarov 2
1 Department of Material Processing, Nosov Magnitogorsk State Technical University, Magnitogorsk 455000, Russia
2 OJSC Magnitogorsk Hardware and Sizing Plant “MMK-METIZ”, Magnitogorsk 455002, Russia
Title: Knowledge Integration in Smart Factories
Authors: Johannes Zenkert, Christian Weber, Mareike Dornhöfer, Hasan Abu Rasheed and Madjid Fathi
Affiliation: Institute of Knowledge Based Systems and Knowledge Management, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Siegen, Germany
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