Special Issue "Mathematics of Materials-Environments Interactions"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 July 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Andrey E. Krauklis
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Institute for Mechanics of Materials, University of Latvia, Jelgavas Street 3, LV-1004 Riga, Latvia
Interests: computer modeling; materials science and engineering; physical chemistry; polymer science; composite materials; mathematical modelling; environmental aging; durability
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Dr. Kamalakshya Mahatab
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Chennai Mathematical Institute, Chennai, India
Interests: number theory; combinatorics; representation theory; algorithms; mathematical modeling
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Dr. Christian Wolfgang Karl
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SINTEF, Department of Materials and Nanotechnology, Forskningsveien 1, 0373 Oslo, Norway
Interests: surface and interface chemistry; gas adsorption and separation; surface characterization; wetting; material structure–property relationships; fillers; nanomaterials; biodegradable polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Various materials are used in the applications day to day, where materials–environments interactions are of primary importance. There are varying scenarios when such interactions are needed and valuable, such as in water treatment and remediation, gas adsorption and separation, and soil remediation. However, there can also be negative examples of such materials–environments interactions. For instance, various materials can be found in humid, marine, and offshore environments, where aging and degradation processes take place.

One such example is the environmental aging of composites. In the state of the art, mainly expensive and long-testing programs are performed to evaluate the environmental durability of a composite. However, the current trend is to replace as much testing as possible with numerical, analytical, and multiscale modeling tools.

This Special Issue aims to be multidisciplinary, involving mathematical and computational aspects of predicting interactions between materials and environments in contact. The fundamental understanding of intermolecular interactions and modeling approaches such as quantitative structure–property relationships (QSPR), molecular dynamics (MD), finite element analysis (FEA), or novel machine learning (ML) tools is of interest. The scope of the Special Issue, however, spans across the whole modeling field, including mathematics, physics, and chemistry-based solutions (analytical, numerical and phenomenological tools).

We invite researchers to contribute to this Special Issue titled “Mathematics of Materials–Environments Interactions”, which is intended to serve as a unique multidisciplinary forum on mathematical, theoretical, computational, and experimental science and engineering.

The potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Materials–environments interactions
  • Mathematical modeling
  • Diffusion
  • Swelling
  • Thermal expansion
  • Water treatment and remediation
  • Gas adsorption and separation
  • Soil remediation
  • Environmental aging
  • Degradation
  • Modelling
  • Kinetics
  • Computer modeling
  • Multiscale models
  • Accelerated aging
  • Accelerated testing methodology
  • Lifetime prediction
  • Composites
  • Sorbents
  • Quantitative structure–property relationships
  • Finite element analysis
  • Molecular dynamics
  • Machine learning
  • Bayesian networks
  • Computational property prediction and modeling

Dr. Andrey E. Krauklis
Dr. Kamalakshya Mahatab
Dr. Christian Wolfgang Karl
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • materials-environments interactions
  • diffusion
  • swelling
  • thermal expansion
  • water treatment and remediation
  • gas adsorption and separation
  • soil remediation
  • environmental aging
  • degradation
  • modelling
  • mathematical modelling
  • kinetics
  • computer modelling
  • multiscale models
  • accelerated aging
  • accelerated testing methodology
  • lifetime prediction
  • composites
  • sorbents
  • quantitative structure–property relationships
  • finite element analysis
  • molecular dynamics
  • machine learning
  • Bayesian networks
  • computational property prediction and modelling

Published Papers

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