Special Issue "The State of the Art in Functionally Graded Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 3760
Functionally Graded Materials (FGMs) are a special type of composites which have been studied since the 1980s. In addition to sharing significant advantages of traditional composite materials, they also possess some unique advantages, including spatial distribution of properties, reduced stress intensity factors, improved residual stresses, trimmed thermo-mechanical properties, and higher fracture toughness. Studies centered on this type of material cover a very broad spectrum, from purely theoretical studies of vibrational behavior of micro-beams using modified couple stress theory to purely experimental investigations of the composition profile of additively manufactured metallic parts.
In spite of more than four decades of extensive research in this field, it is still a very active area and more studies are conducted each year, which is partly due to the large number of challenges and opportunities still existing in the field. Accordingly, we decided to devote an entire issue to this subject and are pleased to invite you to submit your contributions. This Special Issue aims to publish original research articles and review papers about all aspects of functionally graded materials. Theoretical and/or experimental research efforts in design, modeling, analysis, fabrication, and characterization of FGMs are welcome. Research areas may include, but are not limited to homogenization techniques, representation methods, mechanical response to static and/or dynamic loads, optimization of material composition distribution, fracture and crack propagation, novel and traditional fabrication processes, physical testing methods, and thermal barrier coatings. We look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Amir Armani
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Material representation
- Material distribution optimization
- Homogenization techniques
- Mechanical response
- Fracture mechanics
- Processing techniques
- Mechanical characterization