About this Research Topic
A wide range of reinforcements and morphologies can be employed to generate coupled behaviors in composite materials. The design of materials can influence the final response and predictive models can play an important role in the design approach by exploring promising areas in the large expanse of possible design space. However, predictive models must be efficiently refined so that only the experiments that add the most information are explored.
In this Research Topic we welcome original research and review articles for predictive models and experiments in composite materials that explore the interactions between structural, chemical, electrical, economic and environmental behaviors. Physics based modeling of coupled behaviors in mechanics of materials are encouraged. Coupled behaviors refer to the connections and interactions between these phenomena and how these behaviors may impact each other. The themes covered include, but are not limited to:
• magnetostriction, mechanoluminescence, piezoelectric, thermo-piezoeolectric, thermos-magnetoelectro-elastic and/or other mechano-chemical-thermal interactions.
• fundamental research including new models and methods for scale bridging techniques
• algorithms for design of materials, effects of defects
• interactions due to friction and imperfections in contact, interface effects
• modeling improvements in mechanics of coupled behaviors in composites
We also welcome papers focused on applications that use multiscale and multiphysics for failure modeling, mechanisms and experiments for coupled failure modes and fracture mechanics approaches and how they can inform design.
Keywords: Applied Mechanics, Composite Materials, Coupled Behaviors, scale bridging, predictive models
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