Special Issue "Recent Advances in Cellular Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2021.
Interests: cellular materials; behavior and mechanical properties of cellular structures; technical systems design and manufacturing technologies
Recent fast developments in the materials and manufacturing technologies have enabled us to produce new types of sophisticated components that are substantially lighter than traditional products, which are filled by material in the entire volume. This is thanks to so-called cellular materials, which are characterized by periodic or stochastic arrangements of open or closed cell types with either two-dimensional cell configurations (honeycombs), three-dimensional polyhedral layouts (lattice structures) or triple periodic complex structures (e.g., minimal surfaces). These cellular materials can provide the product with extraordinary combination of properties in relation to their weight when compared to solid materials.
Attempting to incorporate sophisticated structures into the design of parts is motivated by a desire for an increased added value of the product, shortening production time and reducing the consumption of expensive materials. From the view of the assumed properties, the use of such structures appears to have excellent potential not only in the fields of industry (automotive, navy, aerospace, engineering, civil engineering industries), but also in biomedicine or in the household appliances.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Recent novelty in cellular materials design;
- Behavior and simulation of cellular materials;
- Regular and irregular cellular materials manufacturing;
- Extraordinary properties of cellular materials;
- Experimental study of cellular materials;
- Application of cellular materials in a technical practice.
Prof. Katarina Monkova
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- Cellular material