Special Issue "Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites 2019"

A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2019).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Sushanta Ghoshal
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Polymer Scientist, R&D Division, Voith Paper Fabric and Roll Systems Inc. (Syn Strand Inc.), Summerville, SC 29483, USA
Interests: innovative materials for fiber applications; nanocomposites; structure–properties relationship; nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR); polymer films; biocomposites; polymer characterizations; high performance fibers and their composites; industrial fibers
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Carbon fiber is one of the strongest and most lightweight materials available on the market today. Because of these excellent properties, carbon fiber-based composites are often used in aerospace and aviation, automobile, civil engineering, military, sports car, and other competitive sport materials manufacturing applications. However, limitations, like their higher price and recyclability, are still to be resolved for the expansion of potential applications of such composites. Ongoing extensive research on carbon fiber-based composites, thus, plays a key role in the continuous development for newer applications.

This Special Issue is intended to highlight a number of high-quality up-to-date research contributions on carbon fiber-reinforced polymer composites. The topics of the Special Issue include but are not limited to: Different types of carbon fibers reinforced composites, composite processing and characterizations, structure–properties relationship, and current challenges in the field of composites and their future applications.

It is my great pleasure to invite you to submit a paper (full papers, communications, feature articles, and reviews) to the Special Issue, "Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites". This Special Issue will cover the latest experimental, theoretical, and computational research approaches on this important topic, and I look forward to receiving your submissions.

Dr. Sushanta Ghoshal
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. Fibers is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Keywords

  • Carbon fibers processing and characterizations
  • Carbon fiber-reinforced composites
  • Properties
  • Characterizations
  • New processing methods
  • Structure–properties relationship
  • Applications

Published Papers (2 papers)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:

Research

Open AccessArticle
CFRP Laminates Reinforcing Performance of Short-Span Wedge-Blocks Segmental Beams
Fibers 2020, 8(1), 6; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib8010006 - 10 Jan 2020
Abstract
Two of the main advantages of segmental construction are economics, as well as the rapid construction technique. One of the forms of segmental construction, for structural elements, is the segmental beams that built-in short sections, which referred to segments. This research aims to [...] Read more.
Two of the main advantages of segmental construction are economics, as well as the rapid construction technique. One of the forms of segmental construction, for structural elements, is the segmental beams that built-in short sections, which referred to segments. This research aims to exhibit a new technique for the fabrication of short-span segmental beams from wedge-shaped concrete segments and carbon fiber reinforced polymers (CFRP) in laminate form. The experimental campaign included eight short-span segmental beams. In this study, two selected parameters were considered. These parameters are; the number of layers of CFRP laminates and the adhesive material that used to bond segments to each other, forming short-span segmental beams. The test results showed that for segmental beams reinforced by 2-layer of CFRP laminates, undergoes less deflection and sustained considerable ultimate loading value of 38.4%–104% than beams reinforced by 1-layer. Moreover, the test of segmental beams fabricated by adhering to the concrete segments with epoxy resin exhibited an increase in ultimate loading by 16%–65% than beams constructed using cementitious adhesive for bonding the wedge-shaped segments. Theoretically, segmental beams were analyzed by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) 440.2R-17 procedure with slight modifications. The analysis gave an overestimation of flexural strength for segmental beams when compared with experimental outcomes. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites 2019)
Show Figures

Graphical abstract

Open AccessArticle
Experimental Investigation of the Behavior of Self-Form Segmental Concrete Masonry Arches
Fibers 2019, 7(7), 58; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib7070058 - 02 Jul 2019
Cited by 1
Abstract
This research aims to introduce a new technique—off-site and self-form segmental concrete masonry arches fabrication, without the need of construction formwork or centering. The innovative construction method in the current study encompasses two construction materials forms the self-form masonry arches, wedge-shape plain concrete [...] Read more.
This research aims to introduce a new technique—off-site and self-form segmental concrete masonry arches fabrication, without the need of construction formwork or centering. The innovative construction method in the current study encompasses two construction materials forms the self-form masonry arches, wedge-shape plain concrete voussoirs, and carbon fiber-reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites. The employment of CFRP fabrics was for two main reasons: bonding the voussoirs and forming the masonry arches. In addition, CFRP proved to be efficient for strengthening the extrados of the arch rings under service loadings. An experimental test was conducted on four sophisticated masonry arch specimens. The research parameters were the Keystone thickness and the strengthening of the self-form arch ring at the intrados. The major test finding was that the use of thicker Keystone alters the behavior of the self-form arch and considerably increases the load carrying capacity by 79%. Partial strengthening of the intrados with CFRP fabrics of typical arch ring Keystone resulted considerable increase in the debonding load of fabrication CFRP sheets by 81%, increase in the localized crushing load by 13% and considerably increase voussoir sliding load by 107%. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Carbon Fiber Reinforced Composites 2019)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop