Symmetry in the Mechanical Behavior of Materials

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 1233

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Interests: effective properties of composites and thermal stress of functional materials

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Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is an inherent property in most natural and man-made materials which contributes to aerospace, naval, and automobile industries by constructing balanced mechanical systems. With the development of advanced functional materials, symmetry not only exists in the elastic–plastic stress distribution, but also in the coupling process of multi-physics, which proposes higher requirements for the research and design of mechanical properties. The goal of this Special Issue, entitled "Symmetry in Mechanical Behavior of Materials", is to report research on the mechanical behavior of advanced materials and to reveal data on symmetry mechanisms. Topics in this study may include (but are not limited to) advanced material mechanics, intelligent structural mechanics, multi-physics coupling, mechanical metamaterial, smart material structures, and related symmetry and properties. 

Prof. Dr. Kun Song
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • mechanical behavior
  • advanced material
  • multi-field coupling
  • metamaterial
  • structure design

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Determining the Safest Anchoring Knot in a Fall Arrest System by Means of Static Tests
by Pedro Ignacio Sáez, Elena Ángela Carrión, Belén Ferrer, Encarnación García and Juan Francisco Monge
Symmetry 2024, 16(2), 167; https://doi.org/10.3390/sym16020167 - 31 Jan 2024
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Today, rope access systems (RASs) and fall arrest systems (FASs) incorporate significant technological innovations. This research aims to determine the safest knot to be used in RASs. The most secure knots are those that leave the most resistance in the rope. Static laboratory [...] Read more.
Today, rope access systems (RASs) and fall arrest systems (FASs) incorporate significant technological innovations. This research aims to determine the safest knot to be used in RASs. The most secure knots are those that leave the most resistance in the rope. Static laboratory tests, followed by an extensive statistical analysis of the obtained data, were carried out under controlled conditions. Five types of anchor knots were selected and studied using three rope models with similar diameters, and we analysed the symmetrical versions in the dextrorotational direction. Thirty break tests were performed for each rope model. The total number of breakage tests was 90. The double overhand knot proved to be the safest knot with an average efficiency of 61.82%. A better understanding of the behaviour of knots and their correct use in FASs will be key to accident prevention. Full article
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