Mechanical Behaviour of Reinforced Thermosetting Polymers with Fibers: Analytical/Numerical Models and Experimental Evidence

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

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Dear Colleagues,

Recent manufacturing advancements have led to the manufacture of reinforced polymeric composites with the incorporation of natural and inorganic fillers into thermoplastic or thermosetting polymeric matrices. This kind of reinforced material can replace common materials used for example in construction. As it is known, the production of construction materials has been under pressure from public opinion for some decades because of the high level of CO2 emissions associated with this activity. As a consequence, the governmental authorities have been taking some practical measures to make the industry more eco-friendly. For instance, the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change imposed on the construction industry a reduction in CO2 emissions by 2030. This pressure really forces this industry to intensify the search for new alternative production technologies and materials. Obviously, eco-friendly materials must be also considered as an alternative route of the entire road map to low-emission construction production. For this, reinforced polymeric composites continue to replace traditional materials like steel and aluminum. Concerning the new types of polymeric composites to use in automotive to biomedical fields, almost all of the published works are focused on the development of the reinforced material itself, including the obtained experimental results of thermal and mechanical properties. However, studies proposing reliable analytical or numerical models to forecast the behavior of such materials are still needed. Therefore, the editors of this Special Issue want to group a high number of studies that focuses mainly on the analytical/numerical models, including experimental evidence, to predict the effects of the incorporation of natural and inorganic fillers into thermoplastic or thermosetting polymeric matrices, in order to manufacture reinforced polymeric composites able to replace traditional materials.

Dr. Deesy Gomes Pinto 
Dr. Ana Martins Amaro
Dr. Luís Filipe Almeida Bernardo
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Keywords

  • natural fibers
  • inorganic fillers
  • reinforcement
  • thermoplastic polymeric matrices
  • thermosetting polymeric matrices
  • analytical models
  • numerical models
  • experimental evidence

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In-Plane Mechanical Characterization of a Kevlar® Composite
by Rene Alejandro Canceco de la Cruz, Caleb Carreño Gallardo, Alberto Diaz Diaz, Luis Adrian Zuñiga Aviles, Gabriel Plascencia Barrera and Jose Martin Herrera Ramirez
Fibers 2024, 12(5), 38; https://doi.org/10.3390/fib12050038 - 25 Apr 2024
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Polymer-based composites are widely used in the automotive, security, aeronautical and space industries, to mention a few. This is because of their good mechanical properties, which are similar to those of metals but with the attraction of being lightweight. Kevlar® is extensively [...] Read more.
Polymer-based composites are widely used in the automotive, security, aeronautical and space industries, to mention a few. This is because of their good mechanical properties, which are similar to those of metals but with the attraction of being lightweight. Kevlar® is extensively used as a reinforcement in the security industry owing to its good ballistic properties. This investigation presents a mechanical characterization based on in-plane quasi-static tensile testing of Kevlar® 29/phenolic resin with a polyvinyl butyral composite using a universal testing system. The methodology developed for the preparation of the coupons is based on pressure, temperature and time. As a result of this work, elastic moduli (EL and ET), Poisson’s ratio (νLT), shear modulus (GLT) and strengths (XT, YT, S) were obtained. It is worth mentioning that there is scarce or no characterization of this material in the literature, and those studies that do characterize it do not present the coupons’ thermoforming conditions or the reasons for the coupons’ dimensions (width, length and thickness). Full article
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