Special Issue "Advanced Materials for Transport Applications 2020"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020).

Special Issue Editors

Dr.-Ing. Dirk Lehmhus
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Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials (IFAM)
Interests: porous and cellular metals; metal foams; syntactic foams; metal matrix syntactic foams; metal matrix composites; metal casting; casting technology; powder metallurgy; powder technology; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); smart structures; sensor integration; sensorial materials; structural health monitoring (SHM)
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Dr. Axel von Hehl
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Leibniz Institute for Materials Engineering – IWT, University of Bremen, Bremen 28359, Germany
Interests: alloy development for additive manufacturing; multi-material design; hybrid materials; selective laser melting; heat treatment; joining
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Dr.-Ing. habil. Jörg Hohe
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Fraunhofer IWM, Freiburg, Germany
Interests: composite materials; cellular materials and solid foams; micromechanics; homogenization; design-of-materials; finite element analysis; integrated computational materials engineering (ICME); material models and implementation; optimization; probabilistic analysis
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Dr. René Alderliesten
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TU Delft, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: hybrid materials and structures; structural performance; structural integrity; fatigue; damage resistance; damage tolerance; durability
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Dr.-Ing. Kambiz Kayvantash
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Société CADLM, 32 rue Victor Balloche, 91320 Wissous, France
Interests: numerical analysis; simulation and modeling; optimization; reliability and robustness; data mining; Artificial Intelligence; manufacturing and process health monitoring; material modeling; passenger safety; biomechanics
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Prof. Dr. Leif Asp
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Chalmers University of Technology
Interests: fibre reinforced polymer materials; structural power composites; strucutral battery composites; damage tolerance of composites; damage mechanisms in composite materials; failure criteria for composite materials
Prof. Dr. Joachim Hausmann
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IVW –Institute for Composite Materials, Erwin-Schrödinger-Str. 58, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany
Interests: composite materials; hybrid materials; component design; mechanical testing; stress analyses; residual stresses
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

The present Special Issue is linked to the symposium E1, also entitled “Advanced Materials for Transport Applications”, which will take place within the framework of the Euromat 2019 conference held in Stockholm, Sweden, from September 1st to 5th, 2019 and cover the whole field of materials science and technology. Within this framework, our own symposium addresses questions related to the use of advanced materials in the transport industry, which includes the aerospace, automotive, railway and maritime sector. The symposium is the 6th of its kind at Euromat and thus continues a series which originated at Euromat 2009 and continues until today.

To set a thematic focus beyond the area of application, we are specifically looking for contributions on:

  • Additive manufacturing for transport applications (associated Guest Editors: Lehmhus, von Hehl);
  • Hybrid engineering materials and structures for multimaterial designs (von Hehl, Alderliesten, Hausmann);
  • Composite materials and lightweight design (Hausmann, Asp);
  • Intelligent materials, structures and systems, functional materials and structures (Lehmhus, Asp);
  • Simulation, modeling, optimization, and Big Data applications for process discovery (Kayvantash, Hohe);
  • Advances in metal casting technology for transport applications (Lehmhus).

Despite the close link, submission to the Special Issue is not limited to Euromat 2019 contributors—we explicitly welcome external submissions. Moreover, the focal topics listed above are not meant to exclude articles from additional areas, as long as a link to applications in the transport sector is there. Similarly, we do not intend to limit the Special Issue’s focus to structural materials only but will endeavor to include studies on functional materials with relevance for applications in transportation, too. However, this only includes any moving application and not civil engineering of stationary infrastructure.

We are looking forward to receiving your submissions and would like to kindly invite you to address any of the guest editors in case of further questions.

Dr. -Ing. Dirk Lehmhus
Dr. -Ing. Axel von Hehl
Dr. -Ing. habil. Jörg Hohe
Dr. René Alderliesten
Dr. -Ing. Kambiz Kayvantash
Prof. Dr. Leif Asp
Prof. Dr. -Ing. Joachim Hausmann
Guest Editors

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  • lightweight design
  • hybrid materials
  • hybrid structures
  • additive manufacturing
  • metal casting
  • casting technology
  • smart structures
  • material modeling
  • modeling and simulation
  • optimization
  • numerical analysis
  • artificial intelligence and data mining
  • design-of-materials
  • aerospace
  • automotive
  • railway
  • maritime industry
  • crash and safety
  • structural health monitoring
  • adaptive structures
  • composites
  • multimaterial design
  • multifunctional materials and structures

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Nanotechnology in Transportation Vehicles: An Overview of Its Applications, Environmental, Health and Safety Concerns
Materials 2019, 12(15), 2493; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma12152493 - 06 Aug 2019
Cited by 9 | Viewed by 2248
Nanotechnology has received increasing attention and is being applied in the transportation vehicle field. With their unique physical and chemical characteristics, nanomaterials can significantly enhance the safety and durability of transportation vehicles. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of nanotechnology and how this technology [...] Read more.
Nanotechnology has received increasing attention and is being applied in the transportation vehicle field. With their unique physical and chemical characteristics, nanomaterials can significantly enhance the safety and durability of transportation vehicles. This paper reviews the state-of-the-art of nanotechnology and how this technology can be applied in improving the comfort, safety, and speed of transportation vehicles. Moreover, this paper systematically examines the recent developments and applications of nanotechnology in the transportation vehicle industry, including nano-coatings, nano filters, carbon black for tires, nanoparticles for engine performance enchantment and fuel consumption reduction. Also, it introduces the main challenges for broader applications, such as environmental, health and safety concerns. Since several nanomaterials have shown tremendous performance and have been theoretically researched, they can be potential candidates for applications in future environmental friendly transportation vehicles. This paper will contribute to further sustainable research and greater potential applications of environmentally friendly nanomaterials in healthier transportation vehicles to improve the transportation industry around the globe. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advanced Materials for Transport Applications 2020)
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