Computational approaches in Mechanics and Integrity of Materials and Structures


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Structural design and integrity in engineering practice is ensured by iterative optimization processes that traditionally involve operational experience. In recent years, the characterization and analysis of advanced materials have become fundamental for predicting structural behavior. This is mainly due to the fact that composites and lattice structures are spreading more and more in the industry, pushing researchers towards analyzing and modeling the anisotropic and nonlocal behaviors, as well as the multi-fields, of materials and structures under different loading conditions.

The present Special Issue focuses on the material level with its design and characterization and the structure level with its modelling and solution. As far as materials are concerned, lattice, anisotropic, nonlocal and multi-physics behaviors are considered. On the structures side, the Special Issue aims to attract contributions on the topics of multi-scale modeling, 3D-printed components and computer-aided structural engineering, from both applied mechanics and integrity aspects.


List of topic areas

  • Computational structural modeling
  • Mathematical and computational approaches to composites
  • Applied mechanics
  • Smart and multi-field materials and structures
  • Multi-scale modeling
  • 3D-printed materials and structures
  • Dynamics of materials and structures
  • Material characterization
  • Material and structural optimization
  • Computer-aided structural engineering
  • Structural integrity


Guest Editors

Nicholas Fantuzzi,
University of Bologna, Italy
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José António Fonseca de Oliveira Correia,
University of Porto, Portugal
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Shun-Peng Zhu,
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, China
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Submissions Information

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Author guidelines must be strictly followed.

Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to “Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 

Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.


Key deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 15 October 2023
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 29 February 2024