Special Issue "Microstructure-Mechanical Properties Relationship for Porous Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019
Dr. Emanoil Linul
Department of Mechanics and Strength of Materials, Politehnica University of Timişoara, Romania
Interests: porous and cellular materials; polymeric foams; metallic foams; syntactic foams; advanced composite materials; experimental characterization; microstructural analysis
It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript to the forthcoming Special Issue “Microstructure-Mechanical Properties Relationship for Porous Materials” in Materials (Impact Factor 2.654).
The current interest in every field of today’s engineering world is to increase the use of lightweight materials and integrate them into components designs in order to improve the economy efficiency and reduce the structure weight, without affecting other attributes (cost, performance, comfort, safety, etc.). During the last two decades, fully dense solid materials (steel, Al, Cu, polymers etc.) have lost slowly their applicability, while the use of porous materials (metallic foams, polymeric foams, etc.) has experienced a rapid growth, mainly due to their applications as core material in advanced composite structures. Porous materials are a relatively new class of structural and functional materials exhibiting unique mechanical, physical and other properties that make them attractive in a many wide range of critical structural engineering applications. Moreover, these materials have high stiffness-to-weight ratio, high ability to absorb impact energy, exceptional heat transfer ability, good formability, good corrosion resistance and recycling potential that makes them ideal candidates for replacing high density materials.
This Special Issue represents a good opportunity for researchers around the world to disseminate different aspects of their work related to advanced porous materials: Physical and mechanical properties, collapse mechanisms, microstructure, matrix properties, manufacturing routes and their industrial applications. Of particular interest for this Special Issue is the connection between microstructure and effective properties of porous materials. Therefore, research topics focused on developing novel applications, with emphasis on microstructural features are encouraged. Different conventional/non-conventional experimental and numerical approaches are welcome, with a special appreciation for microstructure-properties relationship.
Research articles, review articles and communications are invited for this Special Issue. Publication is subject to the usual conditions set forth by MDPI as publisher of the journal. Details may be found on the journal’s website at www.mdpi.com/journal/materials.
If you need any further information about this Special Issue, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Dr. Emanoil LINUL
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Advanced porous materials
- Physical and mechanical properties
- Microstructure-properties relationship
- Collapse mechanisms
- Manufacturing routes
- Matrix properties