Special Issue "Modeling and Analysis of Static, Dynamic, and Thermal Behavior of Shell, Plate, and Beam Structures"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Structure Analysis and Characterization".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jarosław Jędrysiak
Guest Editor
Department of Structural Mechanics, Lodz University of Technology, al. Politechniki 6, 90-924 Lodz, Poland
Interests: microstructure; mechanical behavior of materials; mechanics of materials; mathematical modeling; engineering, applied and computational mathematics; solid mechanics; nonlinear analysis; structural analysis; structural dynamics; materials
Prof. Dr. Izabela Lubowiecka
Guest Editor
Structural Mechanics Department, Gdańsk University of Technology, ul. G. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 Gdańsk, Poland
Interests: engineering; applied and computational mathematics; civil engineering biomechanics; tissue engineering; mechanical properties; dynamics; finite element modeling; finite element analysis; dynamic analysis
Prof. Ewa Magnucka-Blandzi
Guest Editor
Institute of Mathematics, Poznan University of Technology, ul. Piotrowo 3A, 60-965 Poznań, Poland
Interests: difference equation; mathematical modeling; structural strength; stability of construction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue deals with analytical and computational methods in the mechanics of beams, plates, and shells. The main areas of interest of this edition include linear and nonlinear models of elasticity and plasticity of these structures; thermoelasticity; problems of vibrations, wave propagation, stability of beams, plates, and shells; heat conductivity; microheterogeneous structures; layered structures; and structures made of materials with special properties – metamaterials, auxetic materials, porous materials, biomaterials, and functionally graded materials.

We invite you to submit your scientific papers on the latest research results in these aspects of the mechanics of beams, plates, and shells, with an emphasis on applications in all areas of mechanics, biomechanics, and civil engineering.

Prof. Jarosław Jędrysiak
Prof. Dr. Izabela Lubowiecka
Prof. Ewa Magnucka-Blandzi
Guest Editors

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  • Mathematical and computational modeling of beams, plates, and shells
  • Structural mechanics
  • Biomechanics
  • Dynamics
  • Thermomechanics
  • Metamaterials
  • Functionally graded beams, plates, and shells
  • Microstructure
  • Heat transfer
  • Fluid mechanics

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Parametric Formula for Stress Concentration Factor of Fillet Weld Joints with Spline Bead Profile
Materials 2020, 13(20), 4639; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13204639 - 17 Oct 2020
The existing parametric formulae to calculate the notch stress concentration factor of fillet welds often result in reduced accuracy due to an oversimplification of the real weld geometry. The present work proposes a parametric formula for the evaluation of the notch SCF based [...] Read more.
The existing parametric formulae to calculate the notch stress concentration factor of fillet welds often result in reduced accuracy due to an oversimplification of the real weld geometry. The present work proposes a parametric formula for the evaluation of the notch SCF based on the spline weld model that offers a better approximation of the real shape of the fillet weld. The spline model was adopted in FE analyses on T-shape joints and cruciform joints models, under different loading conditions, to propose a parametric formula for the calculation of the SCF by regression analysis. In addition, the precision of parametric formulae based on the line model was examined. The magnitude of the stress concentration was also analyzed by means of its probability distribution. The results show that the line model is not accurate enough to calculate the SCF of fillet weld if the weld profile is considered. The error of the SCF by the proposed parametric formulae is proven to be smaller than 5% according to the testing data system. The stress concentration of cruciform joints under tensile stress represents the worst case scenario if assessed by the confidence interval of 95% survival probability. Full article
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