Special Issue "Lattice Structures: Design, Manufacturing, Properties, Applications and Challenges"

A special issue of Crystals (ISSN 2073-4352). This special issue belongs to the section "Crystal Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2023) | Viewed by 147

Special Issue Editors

State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: lattice structures; metamaterial; porous materials
State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Transmission, College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: robotics; lattice structures; metamaterial
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College of Mechanical Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing 400044, China
Interests: robotics; lattice structures; metamaterial

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Lattice structures are programmable through stacking and arrays with specially designed porous topologies that have potential designable properties, including mechanical, acoustic, biological, electromagnetic, and many other aspects. Lattice structures are positioned to provide a vast space for new metamaterial design, providing a disruptive transformation in the design of new materials and structures for the future. This Special Issue covers a wide range of design, manufacturing, properties, applications, and challenges in the field of lattice structures. Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:

1) Design and Modeling: the design of novel porous lattice structures, functional lattice structures, and soft lattice structures; modeling from concept to manufacture to implementation to disposal—the entire product life cycle.

2) Performance analysis: the mechanical, acoustic, electrical, and biological performance of lattice structures; optimization of lattice structure performance; mathematical modeling of lattice structures.

3) Special applications with multi-functionality: optimized configurations such as topology optimization; acoustic and vibration and noise reduction applications; biomedical applications; 3D electronics, electromagnetics, and metamaterials; electromechanical and robotic systems; and other novel applications of lattice structures.

4) Reviews: challenges and trends in the research of lattice structures and their potential applications.

Dr. Xiaohong Chen
Prof. Dr. Long Bai
Dr. Yuanxi Sun
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • lattice structure
  • metamaterial
  • porous materials
  • smart structures
  • porosity
  • analytical modeling
  • 3-D printing
  • multi-functional lattice

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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