This special issue of U.Porto Journal of Engineering contains selected papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Materials Design and Applications 2020 (MDA 2020), held online during 5-6 November 2020. The goal of the conference was to provide a unique opportunity to exchange information, present the latest results as well as to discuss issues relevant to materials design and applications. The focus is on fundamental research and application areas in the field of the design and application of engineering materials, predominantly within the context of mechanical engineering applications. This includes a wide range of materials engineering and technology, including metals, e.g., lightweight metallic materials, polymers, composites, and ceramics. Advanced applications include manufacturing of new materials, testing methods, multi-scale experimental and computational aspects. Approximately 155 papers were presented by researchers from nearly 30 countries.

Published: 2021-03-05


Lucas F. M. da Silva


Shape Memory Behavior of Rapidly Quenched High-copper TiNiCu Alloys

Alexander Shelyakov, Nikolay Sitnikov, Irina Khabibullina, Kirill Borodako, Oleg Sevryukov


A Comparison of Safety Factor Values for Soderberg and DIN 743 Fatigue Analyses

Beatriz Henriques, Mariana Carvalho, Sérgio M. O. Tavares, Paulo M. S. T. de Castro


Parametric Study of Fatigue Crack Growth in a Finite Plate

Luís Ramalho, Raul D. S. G. Campilho, Jorge Belinha, Paulo M. S. T. de Castro


Composites for Life

A Case Study

Duarte Menezes, Tomás Carneiro, António Torres Marques


Adhesive Strength of Gypsum Composites with Lightweight Fillers

Magdaléna Doleželová, Jitka Krejsová, Alena Vimmrová


Titanium Ti-6Al-4V Alloy Milling by Applying Industrial Robots

Ever Grisol de Melo, Christian Mohnke, Julian Polte, Jefferson de Oliveira Gomes, Eckart Uhlmann