Special Issue "Modeling, Testing and Applications of Metallic Foams and Cellular Materials"

A special issue of Metals (ISSN 2075-4701). This special issue belongs to the section "Computation and Simulation on Metals".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Francesca Campana
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Ingegneria Meccanica E Aerospaziale, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza, 00185 Rome, Italy
Interests: metallic foams modeling, characterization and applications for crashworthiness design, lattice structure optimization; reverse engineering and image analysis with applications for pipeline external damage assessment and tolerance qualification; CAD modeling and design for cultural heritage, especially for ancient bronze statue restoration, exhibition, and study; integrated product-process design oriented to sheet metal forming and digital design
Prof. Dr. Michele Bici
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Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (DIMA), University of Rome "La Sapienza", Via Eudossiana n.18, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: mechanical engineering and design; reverse engineering; CAD; CAE; CAT&I; additive manufacturing; topological optimization; virtual prototyping; engineering for cultural heritage
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Mancini
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DIIIE, Università degli studi dell’Aquila, Piazzale Ernesto Pontieri, Monteluco di Roio, 67100 L’Aquila, Italy
Interests: constitutive modeling; compression behaviour; mechanical behavior at high strain rate

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research on metallic foams, and more generally on cellular materials, is currently focused on different fields, such as numerical modeling, testing, material design, and manufacturing. Metallic foam applications concern lightweight and crashworthiness design. Cellular materials are also studied for multifunctional components, bioengineering, and biomimetic design. These research areas are extending thanks to technological innovation and new design methodologies. For these reasons, I believe that a multidisciplinary perspective may support the understanding of the state of the art related to cellular material applications, highlighting advantages and disadvantages and, more importantly, discussing new numerical and experimental approaches to investigate the open questions related to their applications.

This Special Issue welcomes papers on cellular materials (both foams and regular cells) aiming to present design methodologies, problems, and applications related to numerical modeling through finite element analysis, design optimization, and validation. Multidisciplinary research is encouraged, especially if it is related to integrated product-process design and multifunctional applications.

Prof. Dr. Francesca Campana
Prof. Dr. Michele Bici
Prof. Dr. Edoardo Mancini
Guest Editors

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. Metals is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • cellular materials
  • metallic foam
  • periodic structure
  • finite element analysis
  • topological optimization
  • mechanical properties
  • product-process design
  • biomimetic design
  • mesoscale modeling

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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