Advances in Materials

Special Issue

Advances in Multiscale Modeling Approach

  • Submission Deadline: 30 November 2016
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Jinjun Zhang
About This Special Issue

Traditional approaches to modeling focus on one scale. By considering simultaneously models at different scales, an approach that shares the efficiency of the macroscopic models as well as the accuracy of the microscopic models was important. There has been considerable efforts in trying to understand the relations between microscopic and macroscopic models. There have also been several classical success stories of combining physical models at different levels of detail to efficiently and accurately model complex processes of interest. The multiscale, multi-physics viewpoint opens up unprecedented opportunities for modeling. It opens up the opportunity to put engineering models on a solid footing. It allows us to connect engineering applications with basic science. It offers a more unified view to modeling, by focusing more on the different levels of physical laws and the relations between them, with the specific applications as examples. On the other hand, damage assessment and residual useful life estimation are essential for aerospace, civil and naval structures. Multiscale modeling is a key element in material life estimation and structure health monitoring. It not only provides important information on the physics of failure, such as damage initiation and growth, the output can be used as “virtual sensing” data for detection and prognosis.

Aims and Scope:
. Advanced modeling in multiple scales
. Material characterization
. Damage evaluation and detection
. Fatigue, fracture and damage estimation
. Material representation in multiple length scales
. Comparison between simulation and experiment
. Structure health monitoring

Lead Guest Editor
  • Jinjun Zhang

    Mechanical Engineering, Arizona State University, Tempe, United States

Guest Editors
  • Jia Liu

    School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States

  • Shunqiang Wang

    Department of Electrical Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, United States

  • Shuo Cui

    Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, United States

  • Wei Yang

    SINTEF, Pearland, United States

  • Likun Tan

    Thayer School of Enigineering, Dartmouth College, Hanover, United States

  • Baofang Zhang

    School of Packaging, Michigan State University, East lansing, United States

  • Zupan Hu

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, United States

  • Kiss Imre ORCiD

    Department of Engineering and Management, Politehnica University of Timișoara, Timisoara, Romania

  • Elena Lacatus

    Department of Nanotechnology and Special Technologies, Polytechnic University, Bucharest, Romania

  • Ganesh K. C.

    Department of Mechanical Engineering, University College of Engineering, Nagercoil, Nagercoil, India

  • Rifa El-Khozondar

    Department of Physics, Al-Aqsa University, Gaza, Palestine

Published Articles
  • Contact around a Sharp Corner with Small Scale Plasticity

    Zupan Hu

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1-1, January 2017
    Pages: 10-17
    Received: 31 October 2016
    Accepted: 8 November 2016
    Published: 8 December 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: Owing to elastic singularity, the contact stress around a sharp corner is highly sensitive to the boundary conditions and local geometrical details. Determination of such stress is critical in predicting failures such as wear, fretting fatigue and crack initiation. In this paper, the stress around such corner is analyzed based on linear elasticity ... Show More
  • Multiple Length and Time-scale Approaches in Materials Modeling

    Likun Tan

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 1-1, January 2017
    Pages: 1-9
    Received: 4 August 2016
    Accepted: 21 August 2016
    Published: 3 September 2016
    DOI: 10.11648/
    Abstract: Multiscale modeling has become an essential tool in understanding and designing materials and physical systems with characteristics at multiple length and time scales. Although modern computational techniques are able to track the material behaviors from the nano-scale atomic vibrations at femtoseconds to the macroscopic plastic deformations of met... Show More