Special Issue "Cellular Materials: Design and Optimisation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (29 February 2016).
Interests: novel design of cellular materials; optimisation for microstructures of cellular materials; exotic properties of cellular metamaterials; numerical and experimental characterisation of cellular materials
Novel materials with high stiffness, superior thermal and sound insluation, crashworthiness and light weight, cellular materials have many applications ranging from automotive and aerospace engineering to tissue scaffolding. The recent developments in advanced manufacturing techniques, e.g., 3D printers, significantly extends the size and geometry limits in the fabrication of microstructures of cellular materials, and stimulates a new wave of research interest in the design and optimisation of cellular materials. Although there are a few state-of-art reports currently available, the most recent development of this subject has yet to be timely and comprehensively updated. The present Special Issue of Materials aims to bring together research and review papers pertaining to the recent developments in the design, optimisation, and applications of cellular materials. The themes include, but not limited to:
- Novel design of cellular materials;
- Optimisation for microstructures of cellular materials;
- Exotic properties of cellular metamaterials;
- Numerical and experimental characterisation of cellular materials.
A Special Issue including 5–10 outstanding articles will be published in early 2016. Contributing to this Special Issue will be by invitation only. The articles will be peer reviewed by at least two experts in this area. While this issue will not be exhaustive in scope, publication of this Special Issue is expected to benefit researchers and engineers in the applications of cellular materials, and attract further attention and interest in the innovative development of this important and promising area.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Xiaodong Huang
Dr. Jianhu Shen
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- cellular materials and structures
- cellular metamaterials
- topology optimisaiton