Mechanical Design Technologies for Beam, Plate and Shell Structures (3rd Edition)

A special issue of Applied Mechanics (ISSN 2673-3161).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 237

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Aveiro, 3810-193 Aveiro, Portugal
Interests: dynamics; vibration and damping; smart materials and structures; computational and experimental mechanics; mechatronics and structural control; structural acoustics; impact and wave propagation; structural health monitoring; composite structures; machine design; 3D printing
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue ensues from the Special Issue entitled "Mechanical Design Technologies for Beam, Plate and Shell Structures (2nd Volume)" (, published in Applied Mechanics.

This Special Issue will collate theoretical studies and applied works on state-of-the-art computational modeling and experimental techniques used in the mechanical design of general structural engineering systems embodying beam, plate, and shell structural elements. We welcome papers detailing advances in fundamental theories, approximation methods, computational techniques, and experimental testing technologies, and those addressing modern trends and complicating effects, such as complex shapes, multi-layered structures, lattice designs, material anisotropy, structural damping treatments, smart structures, 3D-printed parts and structures, or more complicated points of analysis (such as non-linear material and geometric behaviors, multi-scale approaches, dynamic analyses, and multi-physics design activities).

Dr. César M. A. Vasques
Guest Editor

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  • beam
  • plate
  • shell
  • computational methods
  • experimental techniques
  • complicating effects
  • structural analysis
  • mechanical design
  • 3D-printed structures

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