Special Issue "Damage Mechanics of Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2020.
Interests: mechanics of constitutive modelling; continuum damage mechanics; computational solid mechanics; experimental solid mechanics; advanced composite materials and structures
Interests: fracture mechanics; experimental solid mechanics; computational solid mechanics; material characterization; fracture in polymers
Interests: composites; biomaterials; material processing; advanced manufacturing; surface engineering
Interests: mechanical characterization of advanced materials; structural analysis; finite element method; polymer composites; automotive engineering
Polymer composites have become the fastest growing and most widely used materials in the aerospace industry. Recent advances in the understanding of the mechanical and physical behaviors of polymer composite materials and structures govern the development of constitutive damage models, computational approaches, and novel experimental methods. The implementation of such models in practical applications becomes important and necessary to overcome the challenges in the design aspects of the polymer composite structures in advanced industrial applications. In addition, the development of novel experimental methods for mechanical and damage characterizations of polymer composites plays an important role in the prediction of the internal behavior and mechanical response of the materials to assess the mechanical performance of the polymer composite structures. This Special Issue on the damage mechanics of polymer composites promotes and contributes to the development of the new concepts of damage mechanics, bridging the gap between the fields of continuum deformations and classical mechanics of fatigue and fracture. It covers new developments in the science and engineering of theoretical, computational, and experimental damage mechanics. The Special Issue welcomes research on topics including:
- Mathematical/physical modelling: elastic, plastic, damage, fracture, impact, fatigue, etc.
- Computer simulation: finite element, finite difference, molecular dynamic, peridynamics, etc.
- Experimental methods: empirical, NDT, DIC, photoelasticity, etc.
- Mechanical and damage characterizations of composite materials.
- New polymer based-composite materials: FML, FGM, FRP, etc.
- Design and analysis of composite structures.
- New applications of polymer composites in advanced industries.
Dr. Seyed Saeid Rahimian Koloor
Prof. Dr. Majid Reza Ayatollahi
Dr. Mohd Hamdi bin Abd Shukor
Dr. Michal Petrů
Manuscript Submission Information
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- mathematical model
- constitutive modelling
- numerical and computational methods
- experimental solid method
- mechanical behavior
- damage mechanics
- fatigue and fracture mechanics