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Recent Developments in Mechanics of Advanced Materials

Edited by Vadim V. Silberschmidt

Rapid introduction of new materials into various applications and exposure of such – as well as traditional – materials to more challenging environmental and loading conditions need the development of new theoretical and experimental approaches in the field of mechanics of materials. This special issue presents some recent developments in this area and covers various topics – from overviews of theoretical schemes of continuum mechanics and microstructured materials to analysis of woven composites to biomedical applications.



  1. Review

    Reviewing the class of Al-rich Ti-Al alloys: modeling high temperature plastic anisotropy and asymmetry

    In the last decades, the class of Ti-rich TiAl-based intermetallic materials has replaced many contemporary alloys till 900 °C. Due to higher oxidation resistance, 20% lower density and higher (about 150 °C mo...

    Helal Chowdhury, Holm Altenbach, Manja Krüger and Konstantin Naumenko

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2017 3:16

    Published on: 2 October 2017

  2. Review

    Modelling of Damage Evolution in Braided Composites: Recent Developments

    Composites reinforced with woven or braided textiles exhibit high structural stability and excellent damage tolerance thanks to yarn interlacing. With their high stiffness-to-weight and strength-to-weight rati...

    Chen Wang, Anish Roy, Vadim V. Silberschmidt and Zhong Chen

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2017 3:15

    Published on: 31 August 2017

  3. Review

    Modelling low velocity impact induced damage in composite laminates

    The paper presents recent progress on modelling low velocity impact induced damage in fibre reinforced composite laminates. It is important to understand the mechanisms of barely visible impact damage (BVID) a...

    Yu Shi and Constantinos Soutis

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2017 3:14

    Published on: 26 July 2017

  4. Review

    Recent advancements in mechanical characterisation of 3D woven composites

    Three dimensional (3D) woven composites have attracted the interest of academia and industry thanks to their damage tolerance characteristics and automated fabric manufacturing. Although much research has been...

    Mohamed Nasr Saleh and Constantinos Soutis

    Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2017 3:12

    Published on: 10 July 2017