Special Issue "Improvement of Composite Components Performances according to Damage Tolerant Design Philosophies"
A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 2756
Special Issue Editors
Interests: composite materials; damage tolerance; delamination; buckling; fracture mechanics; fatigue; crack bridging
Interests: composite materials; damage tolerance; delamination; fatigue; impact damage; crashworthiness; fuselages
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Special Issue Information
It is well known that the excellent mechanical properties of composites make them one of the most widely used innovative materials in the manufacture of structural components in all fields of industrial engineering. Although much progress has been achieved, gaining an understanding of their damage behaviour still poses challenge. The difficulty in predicting the damage initiation and controlling its evolution in composite structures has led to over-conservative designs, resulting in consequences for the parameters of weight reduction and load-bearing performance. Hence, to make the composites affordable in structural application, damage-tolerant design approaches need to be promoted.
This Special Issue is devoted to the development of methods for the design of composite structures with damage tolerance constraints. Articles regarding analytical, numerical and experimental research aiming at improving the performance of composite components, optimising the weight and reducing the overall design costs and time are welcome.
Dr. Angela Russo
Prof. Dr. Aniello Riccio
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