A special issue of International Journal of Materials Engineering Innovation
Cellular materials have unique mechanical and physical properties, such as their specific strength and stiffness. Their constitutive behaviour also makes cellular materials indicated for energy absorption (crashworthiness, impact, ballistics, blast-wave, heat exchange, etc.) These characteristics, among others, make cellular materials highly adapted to the development of multi-functional, lightweight and cost-effective applications in areas such as structural engineering, aerospace, automotive and defence. The use of these materials has increased in various areas of science and technology due to their special mechanical and physical properties. As result of their properties and potential applications, there is a high demand for cellular materials and a need for thorough understanding of their behaviour.
This special issue invites the submission of high quality research articles related to the characterization of the dynamic and impact behaviour of cellular materials and their applications. Authors are invited to present their research work on metallic, polymeric and natural cellular materials, experimental and numerical approaches and research on the development of related technologies and applications.
Topics covered by this special issue include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Mechanical behaviour of cellular materials
- Impact and energy dissipation with cellular materials
- Structural applications
- Crashworthiness applications
- Metallic, polymeric or natural cellular materials
- Numerical modelling and simulation approaches
- Material characterisation
- Experimental testing and characterisation
- Novel cellular materials
Submission: 31 December 2008