Special Issue "Advances in Structural Mechanics Modeled with FEM"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: viscoelasticity; fracture mechanics and dynamic propagation of cracks; bifurcation theory, nonlinear dynamics and chaos; piezoelasticity and magnetoelasticity; contact problems; equilibrium, bifurcation and stability in finite elasticity; fiber-reinforced concretes and earthquake engineering
Interests: nonlinear modeling of geomaterials; multiscale problems; coupled mechanisms; fire risk in structures; non-local algorithms; dynamic stability of beams and shells
Interests: unilateral problems; computational analysis of masonry structures; computational mechanics of composite materials; computational micromechanics; nonlinear and nonlocal theories; structures in c.a.p.; dynamics of structures; constructions in seismic zones; micro- and nano-mechanics; composite materials in civil engineering
2. Dipartimento di Economia, Scienze e Diritto (DESD), University of San Marino, Via Consiglio dei Sessanta, 47891 Dogana, San Marino
Interests: Finite element methods; Structural mechanics; Plates and beams; Numerical analysis; Laminated composites; Multi-phase composites; Innovative composite materials; Functionally graded materials; Carbon nanotubes
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It is well-known that many structural and physical problems cannot be solved by analytical approaches. Such problems require the development of numerical methods to get approximate but accurate solutions. The Finite Element Method (FEM) represents one of the most typical methodologies that can be used to achieve this aim, due to its simple implementation, easy adaptability, and very good accuracy. For these reasons, the FEM is a widespread technique which is employed in many engineering fields, such as civil, mechanical, and aerospace engineering.
The large-scale deployment of powerful computers and the consequent recent improvement of the computational resources have provided the tools to develop numerical approaches that are able to solve more complex structural systems characterized by peculiar mechanical configurations. Laminated or multi-phase composites, structures made of innovative materials, and nanostructures are just some examples of applications that are commonly and accurately solved by FEM. Analogously, the same numerical approaches can be employed to validate the results of experimental tests.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to collect numerical investigations focused on the use of the Finite Element Method. Authors are encouraged to submit innovative applications solved by means of the FEM. The structural systems analyzed in the researches should be also well-described from the mechanical point of view, and particular emphasis may be given to advanced materials.
The topics of interest include, but are not limited to
- Numerical analyses of structural systems by FEM;
- Investigations of the mechanical behaviors of beams, plates, and shells;
- Numerical studies of laminated composite systems;
- Advanced and innovative composites;
- Accuracy and convergence analyses of FEM or Finite Element-based methods;
- Numerical approaches for the mechanical analysis of nanostructures;
- FEM applications for elasticity problems;
- Linear and nonlinear behaviors of structures;
- Mechanical characterization of innovative constituents;
- Validation of experimental procedures.
Prof. Dr. Angelo Marcello Tarantino
Prof. Dr. Carmelo Majorana
Prof. Dr. Raimondo Luciano
Dr. Michele Bacciocchi
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