Special Issue "Ultrasound for Material Characterization and Processing"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: composite manufacturing; joining of advanced materials; hybrid welding of dissimilar materials; polymer processing; materials characterization; modelling manufacturing processes; heat transfer
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Ultrasonic waves are used for multiple purposes in many different fields at present, from the nondestructive inspection of materials to sonochemical synthesis of materials and welding. Usually, ultrasonic applications are divided in low intensity–high frequency ultrasound and high intensity–low frequency ultrasound. Low intensity ultrasound transmits energy through the medium in order to obtain information about the medium or to convey information through the medium. Today, it is an essential tool to assess metals, plastics, aerospace composites, wood, concrete, and cement. High intensity ultrasound deliberately affects the propagation medium through the high local temperatures and pressures generated primarily by acoustic cavitation.
This Special Issue aims to present recent advances in ultrasound covering fundamental science as well as applications of ultrasound in the field of engineering material characterization and material processing with the analysis of heat and mass transfer related to the propagation of ultrasonic weaves in a material.
Original articles and review papers will deal with the following themes, without being limited to them:
- Low intensity ultrasound: Nondestructive inspection, ultrasonic dynamic analysis, ultrasonic rheology, ultrasonic spectroscopy of materials, process monitoring, applications in civil, aerospace, and geological materials and structures; characterization of biological media;
- High intensity ultrasound: Industrial processes such as welding, cleaning, emulsification, atomization, etc.; chemical reactions and reactor induced by ultrasonic waves; synthesis of organic and inorganic materials; microstructural effects; heat generation; accelerated materials characterization by ultrasonic fatigue testing; food processing, environmental protection.
Contribution on thermodynamics and transport phenomena in ultrasound-based applications are also welcome.
I kindly invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Francesca Lionetto
Manuscript Submission Information
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- ultrasonic wave propagation
- material characterization
- ultrasonic welding
- ultrasonic sonochemistry
- numerical modeling
- heat and mass transport phenomena
- food processing
- environmental protection