Preface to the special issue of the International Symposium on Solid Mechanics (MecSol 2017)

Miguel Vaz Jr. Ricardo de Medeiros Eduardo Lenz Cardoso Pablo Andrés Muñoz Rojas About the authors

Abstract

The International Symposium on Solid Mechanics (MecSol) is a biennial conference which aims to provide a forum to discuss relevant issues associated with solid mechanics. The MecSol 2017 edition was held in the city of Joinville, Brazil, on 26-28 April 2017. Plenary lectures were delivered by researchers from five different countries. The main topics discussed in the conference are as follows: composite materials, optimization, constitutive modelling, fatigue, impact, nonlinear analyses, structural reliability, X-FEM, G-FEM, and BEM numerical methods. The participants were invited to submit full papers, which, after peer review, compound this special issue of the Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. This article highlights the main topics addressed in the conference.

Keywords
Solid mechanics; composite materials; optimization; constitutive modelling; fatigue; impact; nonlinear analyses; structural reliability; numerical methods

1 INTRODUCTION

A steady growth has been observed in the research field of solid mechanics in Brazil during the last 25 years. Amongst many reasons, the substantial increase of post-graduate programs and number of research students are the most important. Furthermore, the growing maturity of many research groups can also be perceived, not only by the quality of research papers published in relevant journals, but also by the noteworthy cooperation of Brazilian and overseas research teams. Within this framework, the biannual conference series “International Symposium on Solid Mechanics - MecSol” was born in the year 2007 under the auspices of the Brazilian Association for Mechanical Sciences - ABCM. The 6th edition of the MecSol congress was held in the city of Joinville (southern Brazil) on 26-28 April 2017. The international character was expressed by use of the English language throughout of the conference and participation of researchers from abroad. The plenary lectures were delivered by professors E. A. de Souza Neto (Swansea University, UK), D. Karagiosova (Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Bulgaria) H.-J. Altenbach (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg, Germany), A. J. Mendes Ferreira (Porto University, Portugal), H. S. da Costa Mattos (Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) and M. Alves (University of São Paulo, Brazil).

2 MAIN TOPICS AND ARTICLES ACCEPTED TO THE SPECIAL ISSUE

Participants of the MecSol-Joinville were invited to submit full papers to a special issue of the Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. The accepted articles to this special issue represent a cross-section of research topics discussed at the MecSol-Joinville conference. The main topics and authors are listed as follows:

  • Composite Materials: distortions in composite wing structures (Makinde et al., 2018Makinde, O.M., de Faria, A.R., Donadon, M.V., (2018). Prediction of shape distortions in composite wing structures. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254295
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254295...
    ), failure in composite pressure vessels (Vignoli and Savi, 2018Vignoli, L.L., Savi, M.A., (2018). Multiscale failure analysis of cylindrical composite pressure vessel: a parametric study. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254323
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254323...
    ), and dynamic analysis (Marques et al., 2018Marques, D., Flor, F.R., de Medeiros, R., Paganini Jr., C.C., Tita, V., (2018). Structural health monitoring of sandwich structures based on dynamic analysis. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254309
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254309...
    ).

  • X-FEM, G-FEM, and BEM: crack propagation and X-FEM modelling (Angelo et al., 2018Angelo, M.V., Ribeiro, M.L., Tita, V., (2018). A computational framework for predicting onset and crack propagation in composite structures via eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM). Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254301
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254301...
    ); G-FEM modelling (Sato et al., 2018Sato, F.M., Piedade Neto, D., Proença, S.P.B., (2018). Numerical experiments with the generalized finite element method based on a flat-top partition of unity. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254222
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254222...
    ) and dynamic analysis (Weinhardt et al., 2018Weinhardt, P.O., Debella, L.B.C., Arndt, M., Machado, R.D., (2018). GFEM stabilization techniques applied to dynamic analysis of non-uniform section bars. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254265
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254265...
    ); BEM analysis of buckling of anisotropic plates (Monteiro and Daros, 2018Monteiro Jr., J.I.L., Daros, C.H., (2018). Buckling analysis of laminated anisotropic Kirchhoff's plates via the boundary element method. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254341
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254341...
    ), and 3D frictional contact (Ubessi and Marczak, 2018Ubessi, C.J.B., Marczak, R.J., (2018). Sensitivity analysis of 3D frictional contact with BEM using complex-step differentiation. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254334
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254334...
    ).

  • Structural Reliability Methods and Reliability-Based Design Optimization: Multi-objective optimization (Passos and Luersen, 2018Passos, A.G., Luersen, M.A., (2018). Multi-objective optimization with Kriging surrogates using “moko”, an open source package. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254324
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254324...
    ) and experimental crack identification (Oliveira Filho et al., 2018Oliveira Filho, M.V.M., Ipiña, J.E.P., Bavastri, C.A., (2018). Analysis of sensor placement in beams for crack identification. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254239
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254239...
    ).

  • Multiaxial and Fretting Fatigue: identification of fatigue limits and continuum damage mechanics (Castro and Bemfica, 2018Castro, F., Bemfica, C., (2018). Calibration and evaluation of the Lemaitre damage model using axial-torsion fatigue tests on five engineering alloys. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254340
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254340...
    ), stress-life curves for alloy steels (Duran et al., 2018Duran, J.A.R., da Costa, D.J.R., Ribeiro Jr., L.C.A., (2018). Numerical stress-life curves for the AISI 4340 steel using two sets of materials properties and different bi-axial stress ratios. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254308
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254308...
    ) and assessment of fatigue limits (Bandeira et al., 2018Bandeira, C.F.C., Kenedi, P.P., Castro, J.T.P., (2018). On the use of thermographic method to measure fatigue limits. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254331
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254331...
    ).

  • Nonlinear Analyses: analysis of large offshore structures (Rizzo and Caire, 2018Rizzo, N.A.S., Caire, M., (2018). Ultimate strength formulations for FPSO stiffened panels under combined compression and shear with initial imperfections and damage. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi: 10.1590/1679-78254320
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254320...
    ).

  • Constitutive Models: peridynamics and finite elasticity (Aguiar et al., 2018Aguiar, A.R., Patriota, T.V.B., Royer-Carfagni, G., Seitenfuss, A.B., (2018). Boundary layer effects in a finite linearly elastic peridynamic bar. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254337
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254337...
    ).

  • Impact Engineering: perforation tests at high temperatures (Klosak et al., 2018Klosak, M., Rusinek, A., Bendarma, A., Jankowiak, T., Lodygowski, T., (2018). Experimental study of brass properties through perforation tests using a thermal chamber for elevated temperatures. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254346
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254346...
    ).

  • New Developments and Applications: beam-column (Hortencio and Falcón, 2018Hortencio, R.S., Falcón, G.A.S., (2018). Optimal design of beam-column connections of plane steel frames using the component method. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254247
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254247...
    ) and bolted (Vilela et al., 2018Vilela, P.M.L., Carvalho, H., Baião Filho, O.T., (2018). Numerical simulation of bolted connections. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254338
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254338...
    ) connection design, assessment of flexible fixtures (Negri et al., 2018Negri, D., Fiorentin, F.K., Crichigno Filho, J.M., (2018). A model updating method for plate elements using particle swarm optimization (PSO), modeling the boundary flexibility, including uncertainties on material and dimensional properties. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254342
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254342...
    ), and hydride formation and growth in metals (Souza et al., 2018Souza, A.C., da Cruz, A.G.B., Duda, F.P., (2018). Stress effects on the kinetics of hydride formation and growth in metals. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254335
    https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254335...
    ).

It is important to mention that all manuscripts were evaluated by referees, who were selected based on their expertise and international recognition. A total of 92 (ninety-two) reviewers from 29 (twenty-nine) different countries were involved in the process. The high quality of the works presented in the MecSol-Joinville and submitted to the Journal can be translated by the recommendation for publication of almost 70% of the submitted manuscripts. The guest editors would also like to use the opportunity to thank all reviewers for their work.

References

  • Aguiar, A.R., Patriota, T.V.B., Royer-Carfagni, G., Seitenfuss, A.B., (2018). Boundary layer effects in a finite linearly elastic peridynamic bar. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254337
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254337
  • Angelo, M.V., Ribeiro, M.L., Tita, V., (2018). A computational framework for predicting onset and crack propagation in composite structures via eXtended Finite Element Method (XFEM). Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254301
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254301
  • Bandeira, C.F.C., Kenedi, P.P., Castro, J.T.P., (2018). On the use of thermographic method to measure fatigue limits. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254331
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254331
  • Castro, F., Bemfica, C., (2018). Calibration and evaluation of the Lemaitre damage model using axial-torsion fatigue tests on five engineering alloys. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254340
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254340
  • Duran, J.A.R., da Costa, D.J.R., Ribeiro Jr., L.C.A., (2018). Numerical stress-life curves for the AISI 4340 steel using two sets of materials properties and different bi-axial stress ratios. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254308
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254308
  • Hortencio, R.S., Falcón, G.A.S., (2018). Optimal design of beam-column connections of plane steel frames using the component method. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254247
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254247
  • Klosak, M., Rusinek, A., Bendarma, A., Jankowiak, T., Lodygowski, T., (2018). Experimental study of brass properties through perforation tests using a thermal chamber for elevated temperatures. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254346
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254346
  • Makinde, O.M., de Faria, A.R., Donadon, M.V., (2018). Prediction of shape distortions in composite wing structures. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254295
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254295
  • Marques, D., Flor, F.R., de Medeiros, R., Paganini Jr., C.C., Tita, V., (2018). Structural health monitoring of sandwich structures based on dynamic analysis. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254309
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254309
  • Monteiro Jr., J.I.L., Daros, C.H., (2018). Buckling analysis of laminated anisotropic Kirchhoff's plates via the boundary element method. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254341
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254341
  • Negri, D., Fiorentin, F.K., Crichigno Filho, J.M., (2018). A model updating method for plate elements using particle swarm optimization (PSO), modeling the boundary flexibility, including uncertainties on material and dimensional properties. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254342
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254342
  • Oliveira Filho, M.V.M., Ipiña, J.E.P., Bavastri, C.A., (2018). Analysis of sensor placement in beams for crack identification. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254239
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254239
  • Passos, A.G., Luersen, M.A., (2018). Multi-objective optimization with Kriging surrogates using “moko”, an open source package. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254324
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254324
  • Rizzo, N.A.S., Caire, M., (2018). Ultimate strength formulations for FPSO stiffened panels under combined compression and shear with initial imperfections and damage. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi: 10.1590/1679-78254320
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254320
  • Sato, F.M., Piedade Neto, D., Proença, S.P.B., (2018). Numerical experiments with the generalized finite element method based on a flat-top partition of unity. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254222
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254222
  • Souza, A.C., da Cruz, A.G.B., Duda, F.P., (2018). Stress effects on the kinetics of hydride formation and growth in metals. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254335
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254335
  • Ubessi, C.J.B., Marczak, R.J., (2018). Sensitivity analysis of 3D frictional contact with BEM using complex-step differentiation. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254334
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254334
  • Vignoli, L.L., Savi, M.A., (2018). Multiscale failure analysis of cylindrical composite pressure vessel: a parametric study. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254323
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254323
  • Vilela, P.M.L., Carvalho, H., Baião Filho, O.T., (2018). Numerical simulation of bolted connections. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254338
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254338
  • Weinhardt, P.O., Debella, L.B.C., Arndt, M., Machado, R.D., (2018). GFEM stabilization techniques applied to dynamic analysis of non-uniform section bars. Latin American Journal of Solids and Structures. doi:10.1590/1679-78254265
    » https://doi.org/10.1590/1679-78254265

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