Research on Material Durability and Mechanical Properties
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 April 2024 | Viewed by 3336
Interests: integration of probabilistic and statistical methods in the investigation of mechanical and cyclic properties of materials; fracture; shakedown; low-cycle fatigue stress–strain curve parameters and durability of structures; railway engineering
Interests: materials strength; fatigue; creep; shakedown; durability; statistical methods in the mechanics of the materials science; implementation of finite element and numerical modelling methods; vehicle engineering
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We would like to invite you to submit your research findings to a Special Issue of Materials, entitled ‘Research on Material Durability and Mechanical Properties’.
The constantly increasing demands for greater production capacities, speeds, load capacities and other parameters related to transport engineering facilities are associated with increasing levels of stress inside structural elements. To achieve the optimum results, challenges must be addressed first, including the improvement of the durability of structural elements in terms of strength criteria and achieving reductions in material consumption. Finding an appropriate combination of the lowest possible product weight and high strength is fairly complex. It is associated with various issues such as the heterogeneity of the chemical compositions, microstructures, surfaces, internal defects, etc., of the materials used production a product’s design. To reduce weight and costs, materials that exceed the proportional limit of plastic deformation have been intentionally developed. Therefore, it is essential that manufactured structures have high strength and are cost-effective and reliable. This can be achieved during the product design process by employing the most recent findings and achievements from studies regarding material properties.
The present issue is dedicated to providing an overview of advancements and new achievements in the science of material behaviour, as well as experimental, theoretical, and numerical materials research. Topics for publication can include the following (but are not limited to):
- Mechanical and cyclic characteristics;
- Cyclically hardening, cyclically softening, and cyclically stable materials;
- Statistical characteristics and probability distributions;
- Cyclic loading curve parameters;
- Shakedown and ratcheting;
- Strength and durability in the crack zone;
- Finite element method and numerical modelling;
- Applications of materials for ground transport, railway and aerospace engineering.
Prof. Dr. Žilvinas Bazaras
Prof. Dr. Vaidas Lukoševičius
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- strength of materials
- experimental mechanics
- finite element method