5th Anniversary of Materials Section—Recent Advances in Smart Materials

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

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Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Coimbra, 3030-788 Coimbra, Portugal
Interests: structural integrity; fatigue; fracture mechanics; finite element method; fiber-reinforced composites; environmental effects; additive manufacturing
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Department of Chemical Engineering, Materials and Environment, Sapienza University of Rome, 00184 Rome, Italy
Interests: fatigue and fracture behavior of materials; mechanical characterization; structural integrity of conventional and innovative materials
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Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, NOVA School of Science & Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
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Dear Colleagues,

This year the Materials Section of the Applied Sciences journal celebrates its 5th anniversary. To celebrate this special date, we are going to organize a dedicated Special Issue, entitled “5th Anniversary of Materials Section—Recent Advances in Smart Materials”, that aims to collect outstanding contributions in the field of Smart Materials. Moreover, this Special Issue intends to pay tribute to authors, reviewers and editors who have contributed to the continued scientific success of the journal, as well as to the managing and production teams of MDPI for the technical support and commitment to improve overall quality.

The Special Issue “5th Anniversary of Materials Section—Recent Advances in Smart Materials” is open for original research papers and comprehensive review articles.

Prof. Dr. Ricardo Branco
Prof. Dr. Filippo Berto
Prof. Dr. Rui C. Martins
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Resonant Magnetoelectric Effect at Low Frequencies in Layered Polymeric Cantilevers Containing a Magnetoactive Elastomer
by Dmitry V. Saveliev, Gašper Glavan, Viktoria O. Belan, Inna A. Belyaeva, Leonid Y. Fetisov and Mikhail Shamonin
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(4), 2102; https://doi.org/10.3390/app12042102 - 17 Feb 2022
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In this work, the resonance enhancement of magnetoelectric (ME) coupling at the two lowest bending resonance frequencies was investigated in layered cantilever structures comprising a magnetoactive elastomer (MAE) slab and a commercially available piezoelectric polymer multilayer. A cantilever was fixed at one end [...] Read more.
In this work, the resonance enhancement of magnetoelectric (ME) coupling at the two lowest bending resonance frequencies was investigated in layered cantilever structures comprising a magnetoactive elastomer (MAE) slab and a commercially available piezoelectric polymer multilayer. A cantilever was fixed at one end in the horizontal plane and the magnetic field was applied horizontally. Five composite structures, each containing an MAE layer of different thicknesses from 0.85 to 4 mm, were fabricated. The fundamental bending resonance frequency in the absence of a magnetic field varied between roughly 23 and 55 Hz. It decreased with the increasing thickness of the MAE layer, which was explained by a simple theory. The largest ME voltage coefficient of about 7.85 V/A was measured in a sample where the thickness of the MAE layer was ≈2 mm. A significant increase in the bending resonance frequencies in the applied DC magnetic field of 240 kA/m up to 200% was observed. The results were compared with alternative designs for layered multiferroic structures. Directions for future research were also discussed. Full article
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Metal Additive Manufacturing for Satellites and Rockets
by Tomasz Blachowicz, Guido Ehrmann and Andrea Ehrmann
Appl. Sci. 2021, 11(24), 12036; https://doi.org/10.3390/app112412036 - 17 Dec 2021
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The emerging technology of 3D printing can not only be used for rapid prototyping, but will also play an important role in space exploration. Additive manufactured parts can be used in diverse space applications, such as magnetic shields, heat pipes, thrusters, etc. Three-dimensional [...] Read more.
The emerging technology of 3D printing can not only be used for rapid prototyping, but will also play an important role in space exploration. Additive manufactured parts can be used in diverse space applications, such as magnetic shields, heat pipes, thrusters, etc. Three-dimensional printed parts offer reduced mass, high possible complexity, and fast printability of custom-made objects. On the other hand, materials which are not excessively damaged by the harsh conditions in space and are also printable by available technologies are not abundantly available. This review gives an overview of recent metal additive manufacturing technologies and their possible applications in space, with a focus on satellites and rockets, highlighting already applied technologies and materials and gives an outlook on possible future applications and challenges. Full article
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