Special Issue "Dynamic Behavior of Ceramic Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Simulation and Design".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Eligiusz Postek
Guest Editor
Department of Information and Computational Science, Institute of Fundamental Technological Research Polish Academy of Sciences, 02-106 Warsaw, Poland
Interests: computational mechanics; coupled problems; micromechanics; nonlinear problems; plasticity; damage
Prof. Dr. Tomasz Sadowski
Guest Editor
Politechnika Lubelska, Department of Solid Mechanics, Lublin, Poland
Interests: continuum damage mechanics of materials and structures; modelling of ceramic polycrystalline materials; modelling of composites: ceramic and polymer matrix, polymer foams, wood and plywood; fracture mechanics of materials under mechanical loading and thermal shock; plates with damage and sandwich structures; experimental testing of materials and structures under: static, cyclic, thermal and impact loading
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Ceramic materials are of a complex internal structure. The materials are used in structures of high responsibility like drilling devices, cutting devices, jet engines, and many others. Examples of such materials are multiphase polycrystals, for example, WC/Co, SiC/Al, and Al2O3/ZrO2. The combination of phases of different properties yields a complex microstructure.

The dynamic phenomena are very diverse. During high-velocity impact, complex phenomena like cracks, fragmentation and phase transformation in a ceramic–metal matrix composites appear. The behavior of CMM and composites of all brittle phases is qualitatively different. Special attention is given to the influence of voids, and inclusions within the polycrystalline materials on their performance.

In recent decades, the advancement of the numerical methods has allowed for the analysis of impact phenomena not only because of theory development but also due to the application of high-performance computing.

Numerical analysis often makes it possible to have an insight into the rapid processes that are practically impossible to follow during experiments.

  • Impact of samples, fragmentation;
  • Variable dynamic loads;
  • Imperfections, voids, inclusions in grains, imperfections in grain boundaries;
  • Imperfections in interfaces;
  • Numerical methods (finite element method, meshless methods);
  • Nonlocal methods;
  • Thermal effects, phase transformation.

We warmly invite all colleagues to submit a full paper, communication, or a review.

Dr. Eligiusz Postek
Prof. Tomasz Sadowski
Guest Editors

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  • ceramics
  • numerical methods
  • coupled problems
  • damage
  • plasticity
  • thermomechanics

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