Mechanics of Materials supports the ICM-14 International Student Competition, which will be held in the conference in Santiago, Chile, on 12–14 July 2023. This contest aims to highlight the scientific achievements of students and encourage the development of their oral communication skills while presenting to a technical audience.
Mechanics of Materials is an international journal in the field of solid mechanics and materials that aims to disseminate quality research work in the broad spectrum of engineering and natural materials. It reports original research with a mechanically oriented description of substructures from nano- to macro-scales encompassing time-dependent and time-independent behaviors, material instabilities, damage and fracture mechanisms, and interactions between mechanics and electricity, chemistry and optics. Particular emphasis is placed on the inspection of strain rates, spatio-temporal scales, inception of microstructural features and their evolution, and couplings between mechanics and transport phenomena.
BOOK OF CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS
Selected full papers will be published in the book of the conference proceedings.
Title: Recent Advances on the Mechanical Behaviour of Materials – Computational Modelling, Theory, and Experiments (SCOPUS).
Editors: Erick I. Saavedra Flores, Rodrigo Astroza and Raj Das.
This book series is part of the Lecture Notes in Civil Engineering published by the editorial Springer Nature. Only original research works that have neither been published nor submitted for publication elsewhere will be considered for this publication.
SPECIAL ISSUES IN JOURNALS
This special issue of Applied Mathematical Modelling (WOS) aims to provide a selection of articles on advanced mathematical modelling techniques applied to the description of the mechanics of materials. Special attention will be devoted to contributions focused on applications in real-world engineering problems that consider the investigation of materials across several length scales. This collection presents recent findings on a wide range of analytical and numerical methods from traditional procedures to more recent techniques, and includes (but not limited to) papers in the following general research areas:
- General mechanical behaviour and constitutive models
- Composites materials and structures
- Biological and bio-inspired materials – bone, muscle tissue, etc.
- Multi-scale methods applied to wood materials and structures
- Computational modelling of concrete and cement-based materials
- Nano and micromechanics
- Elastomers and seismic isolation bearings
- Applications related to hierarchical multi-scale materials
- Energy dissipation systems for seismic applications
- Smart materials and structures
- Numerical modelling of granular materials
Title: Advanced Experimental Mechanics, Testing Procedures and Characterization of Materials
Guest editors: Erick I. Saavedra Flores, Sergio J. Yanez and Leonardo Brescia-Norambuena
This special issue in Materials Today Communications (WOS) aims to provide a collection of articles on advanced experimental mechanics, novel testing procedures and characterisation of classical and modern materials. Special attention will be devoted to experimental studies across several length scales. This collection presents recent findings on a wide range of experimental methods from traditional mechanical and structural testing procedures to more recent techniques, and includes (but not limited to) papers in the following general research areas:
- Wood-based materials
- Geomaterials and granular media
- Concrete and cement-based materials
- Shape memory alloys
- High-strength alloys
- Cellular materials
- Biological and bio-inspired materials
- Smart materials and structures