Special Issue "Textile Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2017)
Textile composites represent a broad class of advanced materials which are reinforced by textile preforms. They have been increasingly applied in many engineering and manufacturing areas, such as automotive, aerospace, civil infrastructure, maritime, sporting construction and for biomedical applications, due to the fact that they can significantly improve the performance of composite structures and reduce manufacturing costs. In particular, the fibre reinforcements made by the processes of weaving, braiding, stitching and knitting can provide three-dimensional effects to improve resistance to delamination and impact. Another advantage of textile composites lies in their automated manufacturing processes which can produce more cost effective and complex composite structural components.
With the predicted global market for textile composites exceeding 65 Billion USD by 2020 (marketsandmarkets.com), there is no doubt that there will be a far wider range of applications using textile composites, and along with it, more demands to improve the design and manufacture techniques in order to produce better performance and more cost effective composite materials. These demands will also present new challenges to the research community to overcome issues that are impeding the wider application of textile composites. For example, there are uncertainties in the mechanical performance of some textile composites made by certain design and manufacturing methods and more experimental and modelling efforts are required to provide better understanding of the mechanical behaviour of the textile composites.
Therefore, it is my pleasure to have this opportunity to invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue to report latest research developments on textile composites. Full technical papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Dr. Yong Sheng
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• Mechanical design of textile composites
• Characterization of textile preforms
• Mechanical and thermal behaviour of textile composites
• Numerical methods and simulation of textile composites