Special Issue "Natural Fibre-Reinforced Polymer Composite and Nanofibers—The 4th International Conference on Structural Nano Composites (NANOSTRUC2018)—Hybrid Fibre-Reinforced Nanocomposites"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2018
Dr. James Njuguna
Centre for Advanced Engineering Materials, School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK
Interests: composites; lightweight structures; nanocomposites; impact resistance; durability; Thermo-mechanical properties
Increasing demand for special materials has led to the conception of composites, as valuable properties of different types of materials can be combined. In addition to improving recyclability of the fibre-reinforced composites, the improved properties of the nanocomposite matrix material may upgrade the properties of relatively low cost composites to that of high level performance composites, and further increase the temperature resistance of existing high-performance composites. For instance, the extraordinary properties of graphene and carbon nanotubes have afforded the development of methods for their use in producing reliable, strong, tough fibres.
This Special Issue is dedicated to hybrid fibre-reinforced composites employing nanofillers for improvement purposes. Original research papers, as well as reviews, are welcome. The goal is to gather contributions on various aspects related to hybrid composites utilizing nanofillers such as graphene, carbon nanotubes, nanosilica, metal oxides, nanocellusoe and nanoclays for polymer fibre-reinforced composites’ industrial uses.
I hope that this Special Issue will provide the scientific community with a thorough overview of current research on next generation fibre-reinforced composites.
Dr. James Njuguna
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- hybrid composites
- fibre-reinforced composites
- carbon nanotubes
- metal oxide