Special Issue "Self-Repairing Composites"

A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur

Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: bio-renewable materials; bio-resins; utilization of waste biomass for practical uses; multifunctional polymer composites and nanocomposites; nanoelectronic materials: Green synthesis of nanomaterials and surface functionalisation of polymers/nanomaterials
Guest Editor
Dr. Hamed Yazdani Nezhad

Enhanced Composites & Structures Centre, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
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Interests: non-destructive testing; polymer composite repair; creep fracture and fatigue in metals and composites; processing of high toughness composites; finite element damage modelling structural health; in-situ monitoring; multifunctional composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Self-repairing composite materials are a class of new emerging materials having the ability to heal/repair themselves by mimicking the self-healing functionality that is observed in many living organisms. In comparison to traditional materials, self-repairing materials display the extraordinary ability of self-repair when subjected to failure through fracture/fatigue. Self-repairing composite materials with imperative self-repairing effects are expected to result in the incorporation of a number of merits, as well as in resolving the traditional problems of polymers and their respective composite materials. In order to be considered as a self-repairing material, it must have certain properties, such as the ability to automatically repair materials; ability to repair damage to materials multiple times; ability to heal materials with defects of any size; reduced maintenance costs; exhibit better or equal performance in comparison to traditional materials and should be more economic compared to presently-used materials

This Special Issue of the Journal of Composites Science invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters from around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to, structure and chemistry of self-repairing composites materials; processing; properties, characterization; functionalization; and applications ranging from automotive to aerospace.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Dr. Hamed  Yazdani Nezhad
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Composites Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.

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  • composites
  • self-repairing
  • mechanical properties
  • different self-repairing technologies
  • characterization
  • modelling of self-repairing
  • monitoring of self-repairing

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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