Special Issue "Finite Element Methods in Smart Materials and Polymers"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 September 2019.
Functional polymers show unique physical and chemical properties, which can manifest as dynamic responses to external stimuli such as radiation, temperature, chemical reaction, external force, magnetic and electric fields. Recent advances in the fabrication techniques have enabled different types of polymer systems that can be utilized in a wide range of potential applications in smart structures and systems.
This special issue aims to focus on the recent advancements in the finite element modeling of polymer systems using a multiphysics approach in various computational platforms and will consider relevant research papers and review articles for publication.
Dr. Akif Kaynak
Dr. Ali Zolfagharian
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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 1500 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.
- Finite element analysis of polymer systems
- Modelling and control of polymer systems, sensors, and actuators
- Shape memory polymers, hydrogels, polyelectrolytes, elastomers, and silicones
- Ionic polymers, conductive polymers, batteries, and electrochemical transistors
- 3D printed polymer systems, structures, sensors, and actuators