Special Issue "Novel Acoustic Methods for the Characterization, Modeling and Nondestructive Testing of Materials: From Infrasonic to Ultrasonic"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Erick Ogam
Guest Editor
LMA Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, Marseille, France
Interests: solving direct and inverse problems; acoustical physics of materials; linear–nonlinear vibration; elastic, poroelastic, micropolar elastic, and porous materials; audible/ultrasonic characterization of materials; ab-initio computation of mechanical properties
Dr. Zine El Abiddine Fellah
Co-Guest Editor
LMA Laboratoire de Mécanique et d'Acoustique, Marseille, France
Interests: porous materials; fractional calculus; time domain modelling; direct and inverse problems; Biot model-equivalent fluid model; causality and Kramers–Kronig relations; inverse problems; nondestructive testing; ultrasound (50–500 kHz); low frequency measurements in pipe (20 Hz–3kHz); ultrasonic propagation in the human cancellous bone; acoustic waves in fractal materials (non-integer dimensional space model, and fractal dimension); acoustic waves in micropolar media; gyration (rotational) waves; radiation function

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Contributions are invited on novel achievements in all fields of material synthesis, with the corresponding novel acoustic methods for their characterization, namely: theoretical models, instrumentation, and technology employed to characterize and analyze their intrinsic properties. We invite authors to submit contributions whose ultimate goal is the advancement of the state-of-the-art of the acoustic methods and techniques for the characterization and analysis of the properties of materials. Mathematical models and the representation of the complex behavior of the materials, for example, fractal materials, multiphase materials, and so on, for characterization-oriented purposes are also welcome. Papers where mechanical properties like the elastic constants of alloys are obtained from first principles calculations and compared to ones measured using ultrasonic waves are also welcome.

Dr. Erick Ogam
Dr. Zine El Abiddine Fellah
Guest Editors

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.

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  • Acoustic characterization
  • Porous materials
  • Poroelastic/elastic materials
  • Micropolar materials
  • Complex multiphase media
  • Linear and nonlinear acoustics
  • Linear/nonlinear ultrasonic vibration
  • Fluid–structure interaction
  • Complex media behavior analysis using acoustics
  • Computation of mechanical properties using first principles

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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