Composites Part C Journal has launched a new Special Issue inviting research into the theoretical and experimental methods for the multiscale analysis of advanced materials and structures, especially in the fields of multi-scale structural modelling, 3D printed structures and computer-aided structural engineering.

Composite materials can be investigated by modelling interactions among their constituents or by homogenizing an equivalent continuum. The former approach generally requires higher computational cost because of the detailed modelling of particle/matrix interactions, such as discrete element modelling or molecular dynamics simulations. The latter, as any field theory, is more efficient but its effectiveness is strongly related to the continuum theory used and the homogenization method adopted to convert the physical particle/matrix system into an equivalent continuum.

In recent years, the characterization and analysis of advanced materials has become fundamental for predicting structural behaviour. Composites and lattice structures are spreading more and more in the industry, pushing researchers towards analysing and modelling anisotropic and nonlocal behaviours, as well as multi-fields, of materials and structures. To model complex interaction effects or describe materials in which internal length scales are not negligible when compared to structural length scales, homogenization techniques should be employed to simply the investigations of such novel composites by considering classical and non-classical elastic continua. The latter is fundamental when the material behaviour depends on an internal length scale which cannot be considered in classical elasticity.

For any inquiries about the appropriateness of contribution topics, please contact the Guest Editors Nicholas Fantuzzi (  or Antonio J.M. Ferreira (

Further Information

  • Note: Composites Part C is a fully Gold Open Access Journal. Submissions to this Special Issue received in 2021 (and subsequently accepted), all Article Publishing Charges (APCs) will be fully waived.
  • Final submission deadline: 30-September-2021
  • Please submit your paper here and select the relevant Special Issue category: