Special Issue "Modeling of Heterogeneous Materials"

Submission Deadline: 20 April 2021
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Guest Editors
Prof. Lisheng Liu, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Prof. Xihua Chu, Wuhan University, China
Prof. Xinhua Yang, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China
Prof. Jianzhong Chen, Wuhan University of Technology, China
Prof. Qun Huang, Wuhan University, China


Heterogeneous materials, composed of different materials, are increasingly being used in engineering applications. It is important to be able to predict the properties and material response for heterogeneous materials. Modeling method is a basic and important method to fulfill this task. But modeling of heterogeneous materials is still a complex task.

The topics discussed in this special issue include different modeling methods and modeling scales of all kinds of heterogeneous materials. In addition, the design and analysis of heterogeneous materials are included in the special issue. Topics of interest for this Special Issue include, but are not limited to:

• multiscale modeling method of heterogeneous materials

• finite element method of heterogeneous materials

• molecular dynamics of heterogeneous materials

• peridynamics of heterogeneous materials

• modeling of strength and stiffness of heterogeneous materials

• modeling of damage of heterogeneous materials

• modeling of fatigue of heterogeneous materials

• modeling of long-term properties of heterogeneous materials

• heterogeneous materials
• multiscale
• finite element method
• molecular dynamics
• meshfree
• peridynamics

Published Papers
  • Adaptive Extended Isogeometric Analysis for Steady-State Heat Transfer in Heterogeneous Media
  • Abstract Steady-state heat transfer problems in heterogeneous solid are simulated by developing an adaptive extended isogeometric analysis (XIGA) method based on locally refined non-uniforms rational B-splines (LR NURBS). In the XIGA, the LR NURBS, which have a simple local refinement algorithm and good description ability for complex geometries, are employed to represent the geometry and discretize the field variables; and some special enrichment functions are introduced into the approximation of temperature field, thus the computational mesh is independent of the material interfaces, which are described with the level set method. Similar to the approximation of temperature field, a temperature gradient recovery… More
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