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Special Issue "Recycled Materials, Eco-design and 3D Printing"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2018).
Interests: ferrous metals; durability of iron; metallic waste recycling; innovative materials for civil applications; metallic fibers; 3D printing; FRP; FRC; SCC; geopolymer; sustainability of construction materials; the application of Life Cycle Assessment methodology to different processes for preparation of innovative building material; sustainability of construction
Interests: Multiscale modeling and simulation of solids and structures; Nonlinear dynamics of materials and structures; Design and engineering of sustainable materials at multiple scales
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Interests: mechanics of solids and structures; multiscale mechanics; computational mechanics; advanced mechanical modeling of new materials and structures; innovative composite materials
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Human activities use a huge amount of raw materials which often implicates high energy consumption. The manufacturing, transport, use, and disposal of the materials employed, in fact, require a large quantity of energy, in spite of them contributing, in minimal part, to the ultimate cost of the object produced.
Unluckily, industrial activities do not often allow for a true cradle-to-cradle itinerary during a material lifecycle. Instead, in many cases, downcycling of high quality to low-quality material is the only available option. Ecodesign is an approach to designing products with special consideration for the environmental impacts of the product during its whole lifecycle. One of the most hopeful prospects to improve the recycling of materials is to study also the possibility to use wastes for the 3D printing process. The Ecodesign Directive provides consistent EU-wide rules for improving the environmental performance of products.
In a life cycle assessment, the life cycle of a product is usually divided into transport, manufacture, use, and disposal. The goal of the Special Issue “Recycled Materials, Eco-Design and 3D Printing” is to encourage and foster research and development in the broad field of innovative materials and to provide a forum for innovative applications of sustainable material recycling and upcycling. This Special Issue aims to collect the most recent advances from the global research regarding recycling in engineering, eco-friendly building materials (cement and geopolymer based), eco-design, energy storage material, durability and service life, hybrid innovative materials, multiscale innovative materials and structures, lattice 3D printing materials, Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) and material science, as well as innovative strategies for Recycling, “Closed loop recycling”, Re-Use, and Upcycling.Prof. Dr. Francesco Colangelo
Prof. Dr. Fernando Fraternali
Prof. Dr. Luciano Feo
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.
- Eco-friendly building materials
- Green materials
- Life Cycle Assessment
- 3D printing materials
- Multiscale innovative materials and structures
- Innovative composite materials