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Multiscale Computational Methods for Advanced Materials and Structures

Submission Deadline: 31 August 2024 View: 74 Submit to Special Issue

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Prof. Stelios K. Georgantzinos, Laboratory for Advanced Materials, Structures and Digitalization, Department of Aerospace Science and Technology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece


The special issue titled "Multiscale Computational Methods for Advanced Materials and Structures" provides a comprehensive overview of the latest advancements in computational methods and techniques used for the analysis and design of advanced materials and structures. It encompasses a wide range of topics including, but not limited to, multiscale modeling, numerical simulations, and computational algorithms that are employed to understand the behavior, properties, and performance of advanced materials and structures at different scales. The issue aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, and experts from various fields of engineering and science to share their knowledge, experiences, and insights on the challenges and opportunities associated with the multiscale computational methods and their applications in the development of advanced materials and structures.


Multiscale Modeling, Numerical Simulations, Computational Algorithms, Material Behavior, Structural Behavior, Failure Analysis, Performance Optimization, Advanced Materials, Nanostructures, Nanocomposites, Deep Learning, Multi-field Coupling

Published Papers

  • Open Access


    Multiscale Simulation of Microstructure Evolution during Preparation and Service Processes of Physical Vapor Deposited c-TiAlN Coatings

    Yehao Long, Jing Zhong, Tongdi Zhang, Li Chen, Lijun Zhang
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.3, pp. 3435-3453, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.051629
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Multiscale Computational Methods for Advanced Materials and Structures)
    Abstract Physical Vapor Deposited (PVD) TiAlN coatings are extensively utilized as protective layers for cutting tools, renowned for their excellent comprehensive performance. To optimize quality control of TiAlN coatings for cutting tools, a multi-scale simulation approach is proposed that encompasses the microstructure evolution of coatings considering the entire preparation and service lifecycle of PVD TiAlN coatings. This scheme employs phase-field simulation to capture the essential microstructure of the PVD-prepared TiAlN coatings. Moreover, cutting simulation is used to determine the service temperature experienced during cutting processes at varying rates. Cahn-Hilliard modeling is finally utilized to consume the More >

  • Open Access


    Simulation of Fracture Process of Lightweight Aggregate Concrete Based on Digital Image Processing Technology

    Safwan Al-sayed, Xi Wang, Yijiang Peng
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.3, pp. 4169-4195, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.048916
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Multiscale Computational Methods for Advanced Materials and Structures)
    Abstract The mechanical properties and failure mechanism of lightweight aggregate concrete (LWAC) is a hot topic in the engineering field, and the relationship between its microstructure and macroscopic mechanical properties is also a frontier research topic in the academic field. In this study, the image processing technology is used to establish a micro-structure model of lightweight aggregate concrete. Through the information extraction and processing of the section image of actual light aggregate concrete specimens, the mesostructural model of light aggregate concrete with real aggregate characteristics is established. The numerical simulation of uniaxial tensile test, uniaxial compression… More >

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    A Hybrid Level Set Optimization Design Method of Functionally Graded Cellular Structures Considering Connectivity

    Yan Dong, Kang Zhao, Liang Gao, Hao Li
    CMC-Computers, Materials & Continua, Vol.79, No.1, pp. 1-18, 2024, DOI:10.32604/cmc.2024.048870
    (This article belongs to the Special Issue: Multiscale Computational Methods for Advanced Materials and Structures)
    Abstract With the continuous advancement in topology optimization and additive manufacturing (AM) technology, the capability to fabricate functionally graded materials and intricate cellular structures with spatially varying microstructures has grown significantly. However, a critical challenge is encountered in the design of these structures–the absence of robust interface connections between adjacent microstructures, potentially resulting in diminished efficiency or macroscopic failure. A Hybrid Level Set Method (HLSM) is proposed, specifically designed to enhance connectivity among non-uniform microstructures, contributing to the design of functionally graded cellular structures. The HLSM introduces a pioneering algorithm for effectively blending heterogeneous microstructure interfaces.… More >

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