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Advances in Structures, Properties and Applications of Multifunctional Composite Materials

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 November 2023) | Viewed by 192

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School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Northeastern University, Shenyang 110819, China
Interests: composite materials and structures; nonlinear vibration; vibration analysis; vibration testing; impact modelling; multifunctional composites; active vibration control; composite materials and structures

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Multifunctional composite materials (MFCMs) have been increasingly applied in the aerospace, automobile, high-speed rail, marine, biomedical, energy, and other fields. Apart from structural functions including strength, stiffness, fracture toughness, and high damping, some MFCMs may also have conductivity, sensing, actuation, energy storage, self-healing capability, electromagnetic interference shielding, etc. Currently, many scholars have performed extensive and interesting studies on the multifunctional characterization, evaluation, and application of various MFCM structures, including the beam, plate, and shell structures made by nano-reinforced materials, functionally graded materials, interlayer materials with active and passive vibration control, electromagnetic interference shielding materials, shape-memory materials, etc. Although some amazing research breakthroughs have been obtained, only parts of MFCM structures are explored, leaving room for theoretical and experimental investigations on complex interaction and synergistic effects in different components, structures, and functions of MFCMs. Moreover, the application of MFCMs has been restricted by the insufficiency of analytical models that can explain and describe the novel experimental phenomena or unique mechanical characteristics of MFCM structures, such as nonlinear vibrations, nonlinear constitutive relations, and multi-field coupling properties. What's more, there is also a lack of studies on the multi-objective optimization design of MFCMs to maximize the advantages of certain specific functions. Therefore, these issues for different MFCMs will be popular, and much research effort should be devoted to the above areas for a long time to come.

It is my pleasure to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.

Prof. Dr. Hui Li
Guest Editor

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  • multifunctional composite material
  • multifunctional structure
  • modelling and analysis
  • nonlinear vibration, nonlinear constitutive relation, multi-field coupling
  • analytical model
  • multi-objective optimization
  • optimization design

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