Special Issue "Progress of Fiber-Reinforced Composites: Design and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: Nanotechnologies; Corrosion science; Electrochemistry; Polymer science; Chemistry; Coatings; Sol–gel method; Carbon Fibers/Nanotubes
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Fiber-reinforced composite (FRC) materials are widely used in advanced structures and are often used to replace traditional materials such as metal components, especially those used in corrosive environments. They have become essential materials for maintaining and strengthening existing infrastructure due to the fact that they combine low weight and density with high strength, corrosion resistance, and high durability, providing many benefits in performance and durability. Modified fiber-based composites exhibit better mechanical properties, impact resistance, wear resistance, and fire resistance. Therefore, the FRC materials have reached a significant level of applications ranging from aerospace, aviation, and automotive systems to industrial, civil engineering, military, biomedical, marine facilities, and renewable energy. This Special Issue aims to attract all researchers working in this research field and will collect new findings and recent advances in the development, synthesis, structure–activity relationships, and future applications of composites including fibers. Research manuscripts, as well as a limited number of review manuscripts, are encouraged in following areas:·
- New processing methods
- Additive manufacturing
- Joining of composite structures
- Polymeric composite
- Ceramic composite
- Structure–properties relationship
- Lightweight structures
- Fatigue, fracture, toughness
- Environmental effects
Dr. Ioannis Kartsonakis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Composite processing
- Composite fabrication
- Composite properties
- Epoxy-based composites
- Polymer-based composites
- Ceramic-based composites