Symmetry/Asymmetry in Mechanics 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 December 2024 | Viewed by 161

Special Issue Editors

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Department of Mechanical Design, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
Interests: material instabilities; strength of materials; damage and fracture mechanisms; strain rates; mechanics-based research in emerging areas such as 3D printing; weaving; biomaterials; ceramics; composites; shape-memory alloys; symmetry system; nonlinear dynamics
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School of Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Fuzhou University, Fuzhou 350116, China
Interests: structural dynamic characteristics and stability; symmetry system; nonlinear dynamics; bifurcation and chaos; functional material design and optimization; acoustic–vibration coupling

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry and asymmetry as they relate to the mechanics of various materials are ubiquitous in nature and technology. They represent a class of emerging lightweight and/or energy materials referred to as architected because their unique properties or mechanics depend on their internal structure. Examples of advanced materials include composites, metals, polymers, biomaterials, functional materials, metamaterials, porous materials, and so on. The mechanics of materials associated with elasticity, plasticity, fatigue failure, dynamic response and nonlinear behaviours in terms of various structures are vital to current and future industries. Here, different modes of symmetry and asymmetry can occur; exploiting their advantages has always been a focus of engineering applications. As a result, research concerning the symmetry and asymmetry analysis of various materials and systems is of crucial importance for academics and industry professionals alike for developing and service enhancing performances and applications.

This Special Issue aims to explore symmetry and asymmetry in materials mechanics to provide a theoretical basis for improved design and manufacture. Original research studies and review articles related to the engineering applications of emerging materials from a symmetry and asymmetry perspective are encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Xin Xue
Dr. Xiaochao Chen
Guest Editors

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  • symmetric and asymmetric characteristics
  • materials: composites, metals, polymers, biomaterials, functional materials, meta-materials, porous materials, etc.
  • methodologies: mechanical tests, microstructure observation, digital image correlation, numerical modelling, constitutive modelling, etc.
  • mechanics: dynamic behaviour, elastic–plastic deformation, damping ability, shock and vibration, etc.

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