Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures
The central aim of Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures ( MAMS) is to promote the dissemination of significant developments and publish state-of-the-art reviews and technical discussions of previously published papers dealing with mechanics aspects of advanced materials and structures. Refereed contributions describing analytical, numerical, and experimental methods and hybrid approaches that combine theoretical and experimental techniques in the study of advanced materials and structures are published, along with critical surveys of the literature and discussions of papers in the field. Mechanics of layered structures, with layers of any materials (metallic, foams, piezoelectric, composites, ceramic, functionally graded, etc.) at various scales, milli/micro/nano-meter is of MAMS interest. Applications to structures subjected to mechanical, thermal, electrical, magnetical, hygrothermal, etc., as well as any coupled combinations of these all are of interests for MAMS. That is mechanics of multi-fields problems at various scale are of interest for MAMS, including fluid-strictures interactions. Static and dynamic as well linear and nonlinear problems are of interest; advanced development of new materials with applications to automotive, civil, marine, aeronautical, space and bioengineering structures at various scales are of interest of this journal. Of special interest are methods and techniques for a better understanding of mechanics of metamaterials as well as the interaction with additive manufacturing technologies. Contributions range from new theories and formulations to analyses and novel applications. Emphasis is placed on mechanics aspects and aspects at the interface of materials and mechanics issues. The journal publishes manuscripts dealing with the mechanics aspects (for example, mechanical characterization, mathematical modeling, novel applications, and numerical simulation) of advanced materials and structures or systems. Contributions may range from new methods to novel applications of existing methods to gain understanding of the material and/or structural (system) behavior of new and advanced material systems.