Special Issue "Crack Propagation and Fracture of Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 1826
Interests: fracture mechanics; crack initiation/propagation; damage evolution; composite/nonhomogeneous materials
Interests: fracture mechanics; nonhomogeneous materials; interface cracking; crack propagation
This proposed Special Issue of Crystals aims to present contributions related to the crack initiation and propagation, damage evolution, and fracture and failure of a great variety of composite materials and structures. Taking advantage of many excellent features, composites have been successfully used in engineering areas, such as aerospace, aircraft, automobile, manufacturing, micro/nanoelectronic, chemical, and medical industries. However, the existence of intrinsic material interfaces and manufactured defects (e.g., micro-cracks or voids) inside of composites will result in complicated stress concentration behaviours under external mechanical/thermal loading conditions when in service, and bring about potential risks of structural and functional failure caused by crack initiation/propagation and fracture. Considering these concerns, comprehensive and systematic research efforts are encouraged to achieve an in-depth understanding of the subject matter and further advance this research field.
Dr. Kai Huang
Prof. Dr. Hongjun Yu
Prof. Dr. Yabin Yan
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- crack initiation/propagation
- damage evolution