Special Issue "Advanced Multi-functional Composites and Metamaterials"

A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Susmita Naskar
Guest Editor
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Interests: composite materials; multifunctional structures; machine learning; nonlinear dynamics; multifunctional metamaterial; smart materials; structural health monitoring
Dr. Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay
Guest Editor
Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur
Interests: mechanical metamaterials; advanced multi-functional composites; deployable materials and structures; 2D materials and heterostructures; multi-scale mechanics; uncertainty quantification and reliability analysis; machine learning; computational additive manufacturing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of lightweight multi-functional materials in structural applications has increased significantly in various domains of engineering such as aerospace, mechanical, naval, automobile and civil structures. The increased demand has also propelled the researchers from multi-disciplinary fields to come forward and contribute in different aspects of analysis, design and manufacturing at different length-scales (nano to macro).

This Special Issue aims to focus on structural and material systems where multiple materials and components (or micro-architected mono-materials) are involved, to enhance the multi-functional mechanical performances required for modern structural systems (such as different forms of composite laminates, functionally graded materials, sandwich structures, nano and bio composites, and the evolving field of metamaterials). Different aspects of computational and experimental investigations will be accepted including, but not limited to analytical formulation, finite element modeling, nano-scale simulations, machine learning assisted approaches, stochastic modeling, additive manufacturing, experimental characterization, etc. Carefully written review papers are also welcome that focus on specific aspects related to composites and metamaterials, along with the authors’ broader perspective on the topic.

In general, the papers published in the Special Issue are expected to present new results and concepts with potential long-term impacts on the emerging fields of composites and metamaterials, with a focus on mechanical characterization, along with different other multi-physical aspects.

Dr. Tanmoy Mukhopadhyay
Prof. Susmita Naskar
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Composites Science is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • Multifunctional composites
  • Metamaterials
  • Machine learning in composites
  • Composite materials
  • Nanocomposites
  • Heterostructures
  • Sandwich structures
  • FGM
  • Bio-composites
  • Uncertainty quantification

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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