Special Issue "Composite Structures with Symmetry"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Marin Marin
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Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Transilvania University of Brasov, 500093 Brasov, Romania
Interests: applied mathematics
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Prof. Dumitru Baleanu
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Prof. Sorin Vlase
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent year, a use of composites materials in structural applications has been observed. The composites have revolutionized the field of materials and allow interesting and new developments in different engineering branches. At the same time, in all areas of engineering, there are some products or parts of products or components containing repetitive or identical elements. Here, different types of symmetry can occur. Such systems were studied by various researchers in the last few decades. In civil engineering, for example, most buildings, works of art, halls, etc. have, in their structure, identical parts and symmetries. This has happened since antiquity for different reasons: first, because of an easier, faster, and a cheaper design, and then, easy manufacturing and (less important for engineers but important to the beneficiaries) for aesthetic reasons.

The symmetry in the field of composite materials manifests itself in two different ways, at two levels: one due to the symmetries that appear in the composition of the composite materials and which determine the properties of the materials, and second in the structures manufactured with composites. The study of the obvious importance of the existence of symmetries in the design of composite materials or composite structures of a sandwich type, for example (but also other types), and of the existence of symmetries in structures constructed using also composite materials will be highlighted within this Special Issue. With this issue, we want to disseminate knowledge among researchers, designers, manufacturers, and users in this exciting field.

Prof. Marin Marin
Prof. Dumitru Baleanu
Prof. Sorin Vlase
Guest Editors

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  • composites
  • symmetric structures
  • sandwich composite
  • design of composite
  • advanced materials

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A Study of Deformations in a Thermoelastic Dipolar Body with Voids
Symmetry 2020, 12(2), 267; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym12020267 - 09 Feb 2020
In this paper, we consider the mixed initial boundary value problem in the context of a thermoelastic porous body having a dipolar structure. We intend to analyze the rate of decay of solutions to this problem to ensure that in a finite time, [...] Read more.
In this paper, we consider the mixed initial boundary value problem in the context of a thermoelastic porous body having a dipolar structure. We intend to analyze the rate of decay of solutions to this problem to ensure that in a finite time, they become null. In our main result, we find that the combined contribution of the dipolar constitution of the body together with voids dissipation and thermal behavior cannot cause vanishing of the deformations in a finite time. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Composite Structures with Symmetry)
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