Call for Papers: Thematic Series on 'Advanced Composites: Microstructure, Mechanics, Manufacturing and Optimisation'

​​​​Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes welcomes submissions to the thematic series on 'Advanced Composites: Microstructure, Mechanics, Manufacturing and Optimisation'. 

Advanced composites are playing an increasingly important role in various applications – from automotive and aerospace to energy, defence and sports. The current stage of research is on development of better reinforcements and matrices, optimisation of microstructures and suggestion of sophisticated manufacturing technologies. This, together with non-trivial damage and failure processes, requires new insights into mechanics of such materials and respective manufacturing techniques. This thematic series covers various aspects of advanced composite materials, with a main focus on their microstructure, analysis and optimisation of their properties and performance as well as development of modern technological processes for them.

Deadline: 1 March 2018

Guest Editors 
Professor Edgar Alejandro Marañon Leon, Universidad de los Andes
Professor Helmut Boehm, Technische Universität Wien
Professor Chaofeng Lu,  Zhejiang University
Professor Ken-Ichi Manabe, Tokyo Metropolitan University

Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication: 

Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient 

High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article 

No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage

Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed 

For editorial enquiries please contact maria.catleyamanalo@springer.com.