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Special Issue "Multi-Scale Mechanics of Cementitious/Porous and Composite-Based Materials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Materials Characterization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2022) | Viewed by 5486
Special Issue Editor
Interests: experimental and multi-scale mechanics; geomechanics; tribology and contact mechanics; material characterization, geo-energy and geo-resources; natural, polymer and biopolymer-based coatings; surfaces and interfaces; polymeric-based materials; cementitious materials; impact mechanics
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Special Issue Information
Cementitious/porous and composite materials are encountered in a large number of structural mechanics, industrial, aerospace, civil and biomedical engineering applications and their macroscopic behavior depends, heavily, on their nano-to-micro structures. This linkage of various scales has triggered a significant amount of the research and development of micromechanical-based methods in various engineering and science disciplines. Many recent research studies using nano/micro-indentation, grain-scale methods and discrete-based computational tools have attempted to provide insights into the complex behavior of cementitious/porous and composite materials and there has been a general consensus in the international literature that the enhancement of constitutive models that can predict the behavior of these materials, necessitating further advancements in micro-mechanical based analyses, both experimentally and analytically.
This Special Issue aims at reporting recent advancements in nano-to-micro-mechanical-based analysis and characterization of cementitious, porous and composite materials, with major applications in structural mechanics and engineering, materials science and engineering, surface and interface mechanics, aerospace engineering, biomedical engineering, industrial engineering, civil engineering and astronautics. Emphasis is placed on new contributions and state-of-the-art works, using advanced experimental methods such as nano/micro-indentation, multi-scale surface and interface analysis, computational and analytically based methods in the characterization and modeling of cementitious/porous and composite materials. Works in the form of full-length papers with original new contributions, technical notes/short communications with reporting on preliminary but promising results, and state-of-the-art studies in the form of review papers are all welcome.
Major areas and topics of interest are, but not limited to, experimental and analytical studies on cementitious, porous and composite materials based on: (i) nano- and micro-indentation (ii) microstructural characterization, both at physical (micro-to-meso-scale), chemical and molecular levels (iii) interface mechanics (iv) contact mechanics experimentation and modeling (v) discrete-based analytical and computational mechanics (v) creep and relaxation behavior (vi) strain rate and temperature influences (vii) statistical-based and probabilistic-based analyses as well as the implementation of image analysis and machine learning methods in materials science and engineering (viii) advances in asphalts and concrete-based materials (ix) advances in composite materials (x) advances in ceramics at multi-scales (xi) metals/alloys (xii) functional materials.
Dr. Kostas Senetakis
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- Discrete Element Method
- Discrete-Based Mechanics
- Computation Mechanics
- Interface Mechanics
- Contact Mechanics
- Constitutive Modeling
- Impact Mechanics
- Biomedical Engineering
- Aerospace Engineering
- Industrial Engineering
- Civil Engineering