Application of Symmetry 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: 15 August 2024 | Viewed by 150

Special Issue Editors

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Guest Editor
School of Science, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China
Interests: smart material structures

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Guest Editor
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Bialystok Technical University, Białystok, Poland
Interests: technical diagnosis; nondestructive testing (NDT); signal/image processing; computer vision

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is a fundamental concept in the mechanics of materials and has numerous practical applications. In engineering design, structural symmetric designs can ensure uniform stress distribution and enhance the overall durability of structures. The use of symmetric loading conditions in mechanical testing can also simplify the analysis of material behavior and facilitate the determination of key mechanical properties. Additionally, symmetry can be utilized in the development of analytical models for complex structures, reducing computational complexity and enabling more accurate predictions of material behavior. As such, understanding the principles of symmetry in the mechanics of materials is essential for engineers and researchers seeking to optimize the performance of materials and structures.

This Special Issue aims to collect contributions exploring symmetry theories/methods to simplify/solve problems in continuum mechanics, solid mechanics, materials science, and structural engineering. It also seeks to enhance the overall mechanical performance and efficiency of all kinds of materials and structures. Original contributions focusing on modelling, experiments, and numerical calculations are all welcome.

Dr. Pingping Zhu
Dr. Mariusz Bogdan
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • material/geometrical symmetry
  • mechanics
  • materials
  • structural design and analysis
  • engineering
  • applications
  • dynamical systems
  • finite element analysis
  • structural experiments
  • additive manufacturing
  • architectures

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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