Special Issue "Mathematical and Computational Modelling in Mechanics of Materials and Structures"

A special issue of Mathematical and Computational Applications (ISSN 2297-8747). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Nicholas Fantuzzi
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Department of Civil, Chemical, Environmental, and Materials Engineering, University of Bologna, Viale del Risorgimento 2, 40136 Bologna, Italy
Interests: modeling of offshore structures and offshore structural components; structural theories of plates and applied mathematical modeling; mechanics of solids and structures; study of composite laminated structures and advanced composite materials; fracture mechanics and crack propagation and initiation; applied numerical methods such as finite element method and mesh-free element method
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Prof. Dr. Francesco Fabbrocino
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Department of Engineering, Telematic University Pegaso, Piazza Trieste e Trento, 48, 80132 Naples, Italy
Interests: composite materials; masonry structures; numerical modeling; mechanical engineering; bridge engineering; modal analysis; dynamics; civil engineering; materials engineering; experimental characterization; concrete durability
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Prof. Dr. Marco Montemurro
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Arts et Métiers ParisTech, Institut de Mécanique et d’Ingénierie (I2M) de Bordeaux CNRS UMR 5295, F-33400 Talence, France
Interests: composite materials; composite structures; anisotropy; mechanics of solid; optimization; genetic algorithms; topology optimization; NURBS curves and surfaces; reverse engineering; curve and surface fitting; inverse problems; homogenisation
Prof. Dr. Francesca Nanni
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Department of Enterprise Engineering “Mario Lucertini”, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”, and INSTM RU Roma-Tor Vergata, via del Politecnico 1, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: materials engineering; composite materials and nanocomposites; nanofibers and nanofillers in polymer matrices; self-aiding materials; electro-magnetic materials (shielding, absorbing)
Dr. Qun Huang
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School of Civil Engineering, Wuhan University, 8 South, Road of East Lake, Wuchang 430072, Wuhan, China
Interests: multi-scale modelling; thin-walled composite structures; data-driven mechanics; finite element method; composite structures; computational methods
Dr. José A.F.O. Correia
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Department of Civil Engineering, University of Porto, Porto, Portugal
Interests: numerical modeling of engineering structures and structural components (offshore applications, steel bridges, pressure vessels, pipelines, wind turbine towers, etc.); mathematical problems in fatigue and fracture; mechanics of solids and structures; metals materials and structures; numerical fracture mechanics and crack growth; local approaches; finite element methods in structural mechanics applications; computer-aided structural integrity
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Dr. Leonardo Dassatti
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Institute of Dentistry and Maxillofacial Surgery, Fondazione Policlinico Universitario Agostino Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Largo Francesco Vito, 1, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: oral surgery; periodontology; guided bone regeneration (GBR); work-flow in implant digital dentistry; expert in design of cad-cam devices for GBR; mucogengival plastic surgery; implant dentistry
Dr. Michele Bacciocchi
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Dipartimento di Economia, Scienze e Diritto (DESD), University of San Marino, Via Consiglio dei Sessanta, 47891 Dogana, San Marino
Interests: finite element methods; structural mechanics; plates and beams; numerical analysis; laminated composites; multi-phase composites; innovative composite materials; functionally graded materials; carbon nanotubes; numerical analysis; non-local theories
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Structural design in any engineering field is led by iterative optimization processes that traditionally involve operational experience, and at the same time rely on the mathematical behavior of structural theories. In recent years, the characterization and analysis of advanced materials has become fundamental for predicting structural behavior. This is mainly due to the fact that composites and lattice structures are spreading more and more in the industry, pushing researchers towards analyzing and modeling the anisotropic and nonlocal behaviors, as well as the multi-fields, of materials and structures.

The present Special Issue focuses on two main aspects: first, the material, with its design and characterization; second, the structure, with its modelling and solution. As far as materials are concerned, lattice, anisotropic, nonlocal and multi-physics behaviors are considered. On the structures side, the Special Issue aims to attract contributions on the topics of multi-scale modeling, 3D-printed components and computer-aided structural engineering.

The guest editors of this Special Issue hope to attract and obtain the contributions of engineers, mathematicians and material scientists, among others, allowing for creating a multidisciplinary collection of innovative works and stimulating further discussions on these ground-breaking topics. Participants of the "1st International Conference on Computations for Science and Engineering" are encouraged submit their extended conference papers to this Special Issue.

Dr. Nicholas Fantuzzi
Prof. Dr. Francesco Fabbrocino
Prof. Dr. Marco Montemurro
Prof. Dr. Francesca Nanni
Dr. Qun Huang
Dr. José A.F.O. Correia
Dr. Leonardo Dassatti
Dr. Michele Bacciocchi
Guest Editors

The article processing charge (APC) is waived for well-prepared manuscripts submitted to this issue.

Keywords

  • Computational structural modeling
  • Mathematical theories for beams, plates and shells
  • Mathematical and computational approches to composites
  • Nonlocal and non-standard mathematical models in continuum mechanics
  • Mathematical formulation of materials
  • Smart and multi-field materials and structures
  • Multi-scale mathematical and computational modeling
  • Mathematical modeling of 3D-printed materials and structures
  • Applied numerical methods
  • Finite element methods
  • Mesh-free based methods
  • Mathematical modeling of bridges and large structures
  • Dynamics of materials and structures
  • Material characterization
  • Material and structural optimization
  • Lattice materials and structures
  • Computer-aided structural engineering

Published Papers

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