Special Issue "Material Modeling in Multiphysics Simulation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: Finite Element Modeling; Thermo-Mechanical Simulation; Machine Design
Interests: cyclic plasticity; material characterization; thermo-Mechanical fatigue; non-Linear finite element simulations; nanoindentation
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Virtual prototyping techniques, generally based on numerical methods, are widely used in the design process of an industrial product. Over the last few decades, the demand for strong improvement in terms of productivity and reliability, accompanied by cost reduction requirements, have been fundamental considerations in the design, often requiring more than one simultaneously occurring physical fields (thermal, mechanical, electrical, metallurgical, etc.) to be taken into account. At present, a huge number of commercial codes have been developed to perform multiphysics simulations; nevertheless, the bottleneck to obtain reliable results is generally constituted by the availability of a suitable material model. The Special Issue is thus aimed at investigating metallic material modeling techniques for virtual prototypes with emphasis on both the theoretical basis and the experimental identification and verification. Special attention is addressed to simulation issues in metal forming and other metal processing technologies, in cyclic plasticity and thermal fatigue, in MEMs operation and soldering, in thermo-electro-mechanical modeling of electric vehicles components such as batteries, electric motors, electronics, and in any other topics where material modeling constitutes a crucial aspect to achieve a dependable virtual prototype.
The purpose of this Special Issue is to collect papers providing state-of-the-art knowledge on material modeling for multiphysics simulations. Researchers are encouraged to submit research as well as review papers on specific aspects of the proposed subject or also to describe applications in which the above-mentioned topics are applied to relevant engineering case studies.
Prof. Francesco De Bona
Prof. Dr. Jelena Srnec Novak
Dr. Francesco Mocera
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- Numerical simulation
- Finite Element Method
- Metal forming
- Shape memory