Special Issue "Symmetry in Mechanical Behavior and Structural Analysis of Materials"

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Chemistry: Symmetry/Asymmetry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 148

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Fangliang Guo
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Guest Editor
College of Aerospace Engineering, Chongqing University, Chongqing, China
Interests: mechanics; multiscale design and cryogenic application of composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In material mechanics and structural analysis, symmetry is an important concept, where common types of symmetry include axial symmetry, planar symmetry, and spatial symmetry. By analyzing the geometric shapes and physical properties of materials and structures, the existing symmetry in the system can be revealed. As materials with axial symmetry exhibit certain regularity and symmetry in stress distribution and deformation patterns along the axis, they can be utilized to simplify mechanical analysis and problem solving. Symmetry can also limit the possible responses and failure modes of materials and structures, providing valuable guidance for design and optimization, reducing weight and cost as well as improving the stability and performance of structures. Furthermore, by studying the influence of symmetry on material performance, specific material properties can be discovered in relation to the crystal structure, molecular symmetry, or microscale arrangements. This Special Issue of Symmetry seeks to show the importance of expressing new ideas and conducting research. The topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

  • Designing and optimizing material performance;
  • Structural safety assessment;
  • Material selection and comparison;
  • Failure analysis and life prediction;
  • Design of new materials and structures.

This planned issue of Symmetry aims to encourage scholars to conduct research on Mechanical Behavior and Structural Analysis of Materials and to submit their research reports. Papers that employ the symmetry or asymmetry concept in their methodologies; achieved results; generate discussion in the fields of interactions between multiscale structures and mechanical performances; and even review articles and short communications, are highly welcomed. We also welcome scholars in related fields to contribute their latest research results to this Special Issue.

Dr. Fangliang Guo
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • material design
  • structural analysis
  • multiscale structure
  • extreme environment
  • safety assessment
  • failure analysis
  • life prediction
  • multiscale modeling
  • optimization
  • technique development

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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