Special Issue "Advances in Multiscale and Multifield Solid Material Interfaces"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: structural mechanics; computational mechanics; contact mechanics; efficient solvers; interfaces; modelling; applications in mechanical and civil engineering
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Special Issue in Mathematics: Advanced Numerical Methods in Computational Solid Mechanics
Interests: contact mechanics; interface mechanics; computational mechanics
Interests: engineering, applied and computational mathematics; mathematical analysis; mechanical engineering; mathematical modelling
Interfaces play an essential role in determining the mechanical properties and the structural integrity of a wide variety of technological materials.
As new manufacturing methods become available, interface engineering and architecturing at multiscale length levels in multi-physics materials open up to applications with high innovation potential.
This Special Issue is dedicated to recent advances in fundamental and applications of solid material interfaces.
Contributions concerning theoretical, numerical and experimental aspects are welcome from scientists working in different ﬁelds of material science and mechanics of materials.
Topics to be covered include, but are not limited to, the following:
- multi-scale modeling of interphases, thin ﬁlms and surfaces, contact laws;
- models of imperfect, sliding, debonding or cohesive interfaces in composite materials;
- deformation, damage, fracture and other dissipative processes at interfaces;
- advanced ﬁnite element methods for the computational modeling of interfaces and surfaces;
- molecular dynamics simulations for interface design;
- recent developments of adhesive technology and materials.
Prof. Dr. Frédéric C. Lebon
Prof. Dr. Serge Dumont
Prof. Dr. Michele Serpilli
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- contact mechanics
- thin solid layers
- numerical simulations
- smart adhesives
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Authors: Mircea Sofonea and Meir Shillor
Abstract: We start by describing various interface laws which model the contact of a deformable body with a foundation. Based on this description we consider a general static frictional contact problem with unilateral constraints for elastic materials, governed by a number of parameters. We list the assumptions on the data and parameters, then we derive the variational formulation of the problem. Next, we state and prove the Tykhonov well-posed of the problem with respect to a special Tykhonov triple. The proof is based on arguments of coercivity, compactness and lower semicontinuity. We use this abstract result in order to establish different convergence results which provide the continuous dependence of the weak solution with respect to the data and parameters as well as the link between the weak solutions of different contact models. We also give the corresponding mechanical interpretations and end this paper with some concluding remarks.