This recently published special issue of Advanced Engineering Materials, guest-edited by Guenter Stephani (Dresden) and Michael Scheffler (Magdeburg) highlights new developments in the field of cellular materials.
This issue compiles a selection of contributions presented at the CELLMAT 2012 which was held in November 2012 in Dresden, Germany. Participants from 27 countries have exchanged information and knowledge of processing, characterization, and applications of this highly interesting class of materials.
All aspects of cellular materials such as recent results in manufacturing, progress in physical, chemical, and mechanical characterization and new applications were covered and are also represented in this issue. The variety of topics range from the fields of energy management (like heat storage and heat transfer), bioengineering, biomaterials, and life science to chemical and high temperature processes and prototypes in the automotive and aerospace sector with cellular materials. Modeling and simulation as well as application-related contributions are represented in this issue.
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In this Full Paper by Aldo R. Boccaccini et al. novel multilayered scaffolds were optimized to achieve the complex requirements for osteochondral tissue engineering.
In this Communication Bjoern Hinze et al. investigate the acoustic absorption of open-celled metals both by simulation and experiments.
This Research News by Sirko Geller et al. shows the potential of cellular fiber-reinforced polyurethane composites for lightweight construction.