Special Issue in Materials Investigations in Mechanical Systems


Special Issue Editors

Prof. Jan Awrejcewicz

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Department of Automation, Biomechanics and Mechatronics, the Lodz University of Technology
Interests: dynamical systems; ODEs and PDEs; control; stability; bifurcation; chaos
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Prof. Dr. Virgil-Florin Duma
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3OM Optomechatronics Group, Faculty of Engineering, Aurel Vlaicu University of Arad, Romania
Doctoral School, Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Romania
Interests: optomechatronics; laser systems; imaging techniques; optical coherence tomography (OCT); measuring systems; optical metrology; materials studies
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 Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Material studies play an essential role in all fields of mechanical and mechatronic engineering. They are performed with a wide range of methods, including analytical, numerical and experimental investigation and control. The aim of this Special Issue is to provide a forum for high-impact researches performed in material studies considering most diverse applications that include but are not limited to mechanical engineerning, airplane and rocket industries, land and water transport, sensors modelling and fabrication, mechatronics, and robotics.

Of special interest are applications related to the strength of materials (with approaches that include finite element analysis (FEA)), and the characterization of mechanical parameters (the latter include nonmechanical methods, for example, optical methods). Development and testing of systems for performing material studies are also encouraged. Optimization problems based on such approaches are especially sought.

The core interest of this SI relies on modelling, computation, and experimental investigation of engineering materials, with an emphasis on the mechanical static and dynamic characterization of their properties. The covered topics include metallic materials, composite materials, fibres, micro-/nano-scale martials, optical and magnetic materials, as well as materials used in biomechanics.

Articles promoting modern materials modelling and design based on the theoretical progress of both mechanics and material science offering modern avenues of application and technology are welcome.

Prof. Dr.-habil. Jan Awrejcewicz
Prof. Dr.-habil. Virgil-Florin Duma
Guest Editors

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  • Materials studies
  • Strength of materials
  • Finite element analysis (FEA)
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Numerical simulations
  • Experimental studies
  • Imaging techniques
  • Modeling of advanced materials.