Special Issue "Experimental Methods & Numerical Modelling for Composites and Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2019
I am delighted to announce that we have put together a Special Issue of Materials, a quarterly journal with an impact factor of 2.654 (2016) and a five-year impact factor of 3.236 (2016), entitled “Experimental Methods and Numerical Modelling for Composites and Nanomaterials” to publish new findings in the field of composites and nanomaterials.
There have been new developments in terms of experimental techniques to synthesize, process and fully characterize new materials for various applications. In parallel, new models have been developed for the prediction and prognostics of failures in complex interacting components and systems in diverse operating conditions. Ever-increasing operational demands for durability, reliability and precision combined with harsh operating conditions have put tremendous amount of pressure on engineers and designers to provide holistic yet cost effective solutions.
This presents challenges as the numbers and complexities of design parameters grow, at the same time there are opportunities to look for alternative solutions through multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. This Special Issue is mainly driven by the need to provide robust solutions to complex problems.
I am therefore inviting original articles for publications in this Special Issue of Materials and selected review papers (please discuss with the Guest Editor in advance).
Prof. Zulfiqar A. Khan
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Composites & nano materials
- Condition monitoring
- Numerical modelling & simulation
- Surface measurements
- Surface engineering
- Contact mechanics
- Mechanics of materials