Special Issue "Advances in Mechanical Testing of Engineering Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 July 2022) | Viewed by 9011
Interests: non-destructive testing; structural health monitoring; uniform and composite materials; smart materials; modeling and simulations; diagnostics; damage detection
Interests: magnetic methods in non-destructive testing; structural health monitoring; uniform and composite materials; smart materials; diagnostics; damage detection
Currently, both the industry and the scientific community participate to a greater or lesser extent in the fourth industrial revolution codenamed Industry 4.0. The implemented idea is based on broadly understood information and its use in cyber–physical systems. Data is processed with the help of artificial intelligence and using various algorithms belonging to the 'big data mining' techniques. However, such systems would not exist without mechanical objects and information about their functioning. These objects take on more and more advanced forms, so in such a situation it becomes necessary to obtain reliable information about the material, and, in particular, its current state. The introduction of new diagnostic-oriented information on materials and technological processes to new systems seems to be an indispensable step that will keep pace with the emerging modern technical facilities.
Taking up the proposed topics, the scientific community considers two issues:
- New diagnostic methods adapted to new materials, including intelligent materials;
- Obtaining new information about conventional materials used in innovative technical solutions.
The solutions to the above are seen in the use of modern sensory systems enabling and seeking information in new physical relationships, i.e., analyzing cross effects. Therefore, the thematic scope of the Special Issue includes examples of the following specific topics:
- Advanced signal processing for nondestructive testing.
- Damage detection and damage evaluation.
- Modeling and numerical analyses for supporting SHM systems.
- Passive and active magnetic methods.
- Guided waves, ground-penetrating radar, acoustic emission, and thermography.
- Feature extraction.
- Information decomposition.
- Complex diagnostic systems.
- Integration of known non-destructive testing methods.
Developed techniques are designed to provide information about the work of technical objects, to control processes taking place in them, to detect early phases of the fatigue process or surface and shape defects or dangerous stress states, such as plasticizing.
Only the development of diagnostic methods will keep pace with the ideas and implementations of the 4th technological revolution. By accessing new information on materials and their condition, it will be possible to maintain the safety and reliability of mechanical engineering facilities at the appropriate level. In addition, such information, processed in the spirit of the latest algorithms, will allow the development of a proactive strategy for the operation of these facilities. This approach, taking into account these aspects, will allow for the harmonious development of new technologies for Industry 4.0. This Special Issue will be a necessary supplement and exchange of experience and achievements in acquiring new information on both classic and modern materials used in recent mechanical engineering.
Prof. Stanisław Radkowski
Dr. Szymon Gontarz
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- Non-destructive testing
- Structural health monitoring
- Uniform and composite materials
- Smart materials
- Modeling and simulations
- Damage detection