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Special Issue "Modeling and Simulation of Composite Material Behavior "

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2020) | Viewed by 56

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Pedro Miguel de Almeida Areias
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Guest Editor
University of Évora, Evora, Portugal
Interests: computational mechanics; shell structures; fracture mechanics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you to contribute to this Special Issue of Materials on “Modeling and Simulation of Composite Material Behavior”. In the context of modeling of composite materials, contributions focused on complete simulations of reinforcements and charges in traditional thermoset polymers are of primary interest. In particular, the effect of alternative reinforcements, such as basalt fibers or nano clays, are particularly interesting. Effective variations on classical dimensional-reduction models are also of interest, especially when combined with multiscale techniques. Also, long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites and additive manufacturing friendly thermoplastics, such as carbon-fiber-reinforced ABS, are worthy themes from the simulation perspective. Damage, fracture, composite bonding, and fastening are highly relevant and active areas. Micromechanics, analysis, and materials-science contributions with constitutive relevance are also welcome.

In terms of composite construction, themes can be:

  • Laminated structures, including shells
  • Bulk parts with particle and short-fiber reinforcements
  • 3D woven reinforced composites
  • Sandwich structures, including honeycomb or foam cores. Metal foams and Graphene foams

With respect to mechanical behavior, the following themes are within scope:

  • Finite strain anisotropy, plasticity and damage of matrices and reinforcements, composite bonding,
  • Interlaminar fracture and matrix fracture. Crack path predictions. Modeling-wise, methods such as enrichment techniques, remeshing, eigenerosion and others are within scope
  • Fiber damage and decohesion, effects of fiber failure on matrix behavior
  • Constitutive laws for the manufacturing stage. Additive manufacturing simulations
  • Crack path benchmarking

In terms of design, optimization and multi-physics:

  • Composites within the world of sensing, actuation and communication,
  • Shape and topology optimization of composites,
  • Stacking optimization of laminates,
  • Large scale industrial simulations,
  • Computational materials selection applied to composites.

Prof. Dr. Pedro Miguel de Almeida Areias
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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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 2300 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.


  • laminated structures
  • short-fiber reinforcements
  • sandwich structures
  • finite strain anisotropy
  • crack path predictions
  • fiber damage and decohesion

Published Papers

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