Special Issue "Mechanical Properties of Technical Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra, Slovakia
Interests: advanced materials; mechanical properties; surface engineering; coatings; applied physics
Knowledge of the mechanical properties of technical materials plays an important role in designing any component, device or structure and provides very important information about their limitations of use. In particular, engineers are interested to know when the part fails (i.e., break, or otherwise change shape) under different conditions. These include loading under tension, compression, torsion, bending, repeated cyclic loading, constant loading over long time, impact, etc. The mechanical properties of materials are not constants and they often change; therefore, there is an interest in their hardness, and how these properties change with temperature. The mechanical, physical, chemical, and technological properties of materials are often interrelated. Relations are found by analyzing the nature of properties and their relationship to the structure of substances. In practice, different combinations of properties are often required, both in terms of utility properties and in terms of the specific technology of the final production. Technical practice also imposes requirements on economic, security, aesthetic, and other aspects. This will show whether the product will have the desired characteristics and whether it will also meet the other criteria. If it is found that the required properties have not been achieved, a new design must be sought and re-tested. Papers are sought that discuss the latest research in the area of identification of mechanical properties and will also introduce destructive and nondestructive mechanical testing methods. The scope of the Special Issue encompasses predicting, modifying, and describing the mechanical behavior of technical materials.
Assoc. Prof. Ing. Ján Valíček
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 papers will be 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 2000 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.
- Mechanical properties
- Identification of mechanical properties
- Advances in mechanical properties of technical materials
- Destructive and nondestructive testing
- Strengthening and fracture mechanisms
- Failure behavior