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Special Issue "Optimal Design of Materials and Structures"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2019).
Interests: Optimal Design; Composite Materials; Numerical Methods; Experimental Methods (Thermography, SHM, DIC); Static and Fatigue Damage of Materials and Constructions; Plated and Shell Structures; Optimization Algorithms; Vibrations; Nanomechanics & Nanostructures; Machine Design; Mechanical Behaviour of Polymers; Flutter Problems
Interests: Precision Engineering; Manufacturing Metrology; Advanced Coordinate Metrology; Simulation method of accesing accuracy of measuremants, uncertainy of measurement and systems; Calibration and verification procedures for coordinate measuring systems; Metrology of freeform surfaces and complex parts; Nanometrology of surfaces and microparts
Researchers are already applying optimization methods and the mechanics of structural elements in series, from the use of mechanical models to the description of objective functions, and finally to quantify the best solutions with the help of various optimization algorithms. However, the integration of these two fields combined with factors taking into account technological aspects and the structure of macro-, micro- and nanomaterials into an optimal design of materials holds even greater potential benefits in optimizing results. It is a truly `high-tech' field, requiring advanced computer facilities and computational methods along with supervisory instrumentation and methods. The understanding and application of the optimal design of materials and constructions is a truly interdisciplinary endeavor. This work is an attempt to bring together recent developments in the field—from materials science, mechanics, optimization and engineering manufacturing including quality control and measurement techniques—into a single volume. An isotropic or anisotropic material cannot be treated as an existing material structure that can be directly utilized by designers. This is a structure that has to be shaped, tailored and inspected in a proper way in a design and manufacturing and quality control processes in order to obtain the appropriate performance of the designed constructions, at the same time meeting the multidisciplinary requirements and/or specifications. For engineering structures, the determination of optimal solutions by means of material design is more reliable, efficient and necessary in modern science and using modern techniques. The aim of this Special Issue is to explain and prove that seemingly different structural and manufacturing process optimization problems in the area of the material design can be solved in a unified, compact manner.
The forthcoming Special Issue of Materials aims to follow new advances in the attractive field of optimal design in engineering. It is our pleasure to invite you to contribute your research article, communication, or review to this Special Issue.
Prof. Muc Aleksander
Prof. Jerzy A. Sładek
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- Optimal design of macro-, micro- and nanomaterials
- Design of isotropic and anisotropic properties
- Optimal design of structures subjected to static and fatigue loads
- Quality control in design and manufacturing of materials
- Optimization algorithms used in material and structural design
- Influence of technological process on optimal material design
- Numerical modelling of materials and structures in optimal design (finite element and finite volume methods)
- Numerical modelling of technological and measurement processes in design and manufacturing of materials