Special Issue "Time and Space Nonlocal Operators in Structural Mechanics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2021.
Interests: solid and structural mechanics; advanced materials; nonlocal constitutive models; functionally graded materials; generalized continua; nanostructures and nanocomposites; MEMS and NEMS
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This Special Issue aims to collect advanced developments in the application of nonlocal operators to various engineering and physics problems with special regard to structural mechanics. The authors could contribute to expanding the knowledge about structural modeling by advanced mathematical operators. The manuscripts could consider time-dependent mechanical behaviors, nonlocal elasticity, size effects, peridynamics, and all those problems in which nonlocal operators can be used. Contributions in physics, materials science, solids mechanics, biomechanics, dynamics of structures, nanomechanics, diffusion or transport problems are particularly encouraged. Authors may discuss theoretical aspects, computational methods, modeling techniques, interpretation of experimental data, and simulation issues. All papers providing an interesting improvement of the application of nonlocal operators in engineering problems will be welcome. Suggested topics: • statics and dynamics of systems ruled by nonlocal operators; • constitutive laws of advanced materials; • linear and nonlinear viscoelasticity; • nonlocal elasticity; • micro- and nanomechanics; • strain gradient formulations; • multiscale phenomena in physics; • mechanics of composites and laminated materials; • size effects and stress/strain localization; • long range interactions; • fractional calculus in mechanics.
Prof. Raffaele Barretta
Dr. Francesco Paolo Pinnola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- viscoelasticity and hereditariness
- nonlocal elasticity
- constitutive laws
- size effects
- mechanical models