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Advanced Materials for Defense: From Textiles to Composites

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Materials Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 December 2022) | Viewed by 3013

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1. Fibrenamics, Institute of Innovation on Fiber-Based Materials and Composites, University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
2. Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimarães, Portugal
Interests: fibrous and composite materials; nanofibers; advanced textiles; smart composites
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École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles/Génie et Matériaux Textiles Laboratory (ENSAIT/GEMTEX), 2 Allée Louis et Victor Champier, F-59100 Roubaix, France
Interests: 2D and 3D fabrics; weaving technology; textile composites; composite material; finite element modelling; protective solution
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Centre for Textile Science and Technology (2C2T), University of Minho, 4710-057 Guimaraes, Portugal
Interests: CBRN protective materials; nanofibers; natural fibers; functionalization of fibrous structures; synthesis of nanoparticles; piezoresistive materials; localized drug delivery systems; wound dressing systems; photodynamic therapy
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Research and development (R&D) on advanced materials for defense is being driven all over the world by the most renowned universities, research centers, military institutes, and companies, in order to meet important requirements to enhance the safety and survivability of platforms and personnel, along with requirements for enhanced maintainability and operability of platforms.

This Special Issue focuses on advanced materials research in the forward-looking R&D domain, where the intersection of key technologies in areas such as nano- and micro-technology, biotechnology, sensor technology, stealth materials, smart materials and structures, and energy generation and storage is being explored.

Hence, the aim of this Special Issue is to publish original research and review articles that address these topics and include advances, trends, challenges, and future perspectives in established and emerging areas of defense.

Note: this Special Issue has collaborated with "3rd World Conference on Advanced Materials for Defense".

Prof. Dr. Raul Fangueiro
Prof. Dr. Francois Boussu
Dr. Diana Ferreira
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • ballistic protection
  • signature management and adaptative camouflage
  • metamaterials
  • fibers, textiles and wearable technologies
  • personal protective equipment
  • chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear detection/protection
  • composite materials
  • radar absorbers
  • computational materials design
  • structural health monitoring
  • multifunctional coatings
  • manufacturing technology, testing and repair
  • autonomous systems
  • auxetic materials
  • blast protection
  • energy harvesting and storage
  • energy and impact absorption
  • monitoring and sensor systems
  • nanomaterials and nanostructures
  • self-healing materials
  • smart materials and structures
  • thermoregulation

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Advanced Coatings of Polyureas for Building Blast Protection: Physical, Chemical, Thermal and Mechanical Characterization
by Fernando Leite, Carlos Mota, João Bessa, Fernando Cunha, Raul Fangueiro, Gabriel Gomes and José Mingote
Appl. Sci. 2022, 12(21), 10879; https://doi.org/10.3390/app122110879 - 27 Oct 2022
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Abstract
Due to the increase in the global terrorist threat, there has been a growing demand for materials that can more efficiently protect civil, industrial, and military structures against explosions. In this sense, two new commercial polyureas (A and B), that present high potential [...] Read more.
Due to the increase in the global terrorist threat, there has been a growing demand for materials that can more efficiently protect civil, industrial, and military structures against explosions. In this sense, two new commercial polyureas (A and B), that present high potential to be used as a protective coating on building facades against explosions, were compared in this work, through several tests. Chemical characterization with the Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) of the surface of the polyureas revealed that the commercial polyurea A has a heterogeneous surface while the other polyurea has a more uniform and homogeneous surface, resulting in a more compact structure. The shock-wave attenuation ability of polyurea is believed to be controlled primarily by the hard domains. The TGA tests revealed that polyurea B has more hard segments than polyurea A in its composition. The mechanical tests performed showed that polyurea B has significantly better tensile properties-almost 3000% of maximum deformation capacity compared with approximately 115% of polyurea A. Thus, it was concluded that polyurea B has more potential to be used as a coating in building blast protection due to its exceptional elongation characteristics, a critical parameter to absorb the high frequency and intensity of blasts. Full article
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