Numerical Methods and Optimization of Structures: FEM
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2021) | Viewed by 12912
Interests: finite element method (FEM); numerical optimization; wood and wood-based composites; beams, honeycombs, plates, shells; springs and foams; fasteners and joints; thin-walled structures; experimental investigations
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The Special Issue, "Numerical Methods and Optimization of Structures: FEM" will address advances in the applications of the finite element method (FEM) and numerical optimization methods for modeling and analyzing various mechanical problems in materials science, joints and fasteners, furniture structures and other products manufactured of wood or wood-based composites. Numerical modeling is very important in the sustainable design of products made of bio-based materials. They are used in furniture, boatbuilding, automotive, and civil engineering industries. Designers are looking for structures with high strength and stiffness at an optimally low weight. The use of numerical methods reduces the costs of prototyping and validation, facilitates the diagnosis of damage occurrence, and enables the assessment of product safety.
Original articles on numerical modeling (FEM) and the optimization of all types of materials, joints, and structures based on wood and wood-based composites under various operating conditions are invited. The published work will provide a complete understanding of how to improve the stiffness and strength of materials, as well as improved joints, structural members, and products. Contributions can be submitted in the form of original research papers and review articles.
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Smardzewski
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- finite element method (FEM)
- numerical optimization
- wood and wood-based composites
- beams, honeycombs, plates, shells
- springs and foams
- fasteners and joints
- thin-walled structures
- experimental investigations