Special Issue "Advances in Glass Fibers"
A special issue of Fibers (ISSN 2079-6439).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2019
The recent development and wide-scale use of synthetic composites, particularly those containing fibers in a polymer matrix, has revolutionized materials usage and continues to accelerate. Composite materials may be selected to give unusual combinations of stiffness, strength, weight, high-temperature performance, corrosion resistance, hardness, or thermal and electrical conductivities. Weight reduction and corrosion resistance appear to be the most prominent current trends in the automotive industry, as well as in other industrial sectors such as construction, wind power, aerospace, and defense. It is generally accepted that fiber-reinforced composites are the most viable candidates for replacing structural steel and other metallic materials. An estimate of the total world market for composites is US$90 billion by 2020, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7% to 9%. This market is dominated by glass reinforcement (87%) in unsaturated polyester (UP) resin (63%), which together comprises about 60% of the total volume. The annual tonnage of glass reinforcements is estimated to be about 5 million tonnes. At present, however, the use of glass fibers is much wider.
The scope of this Special Issue on “Advances in Glass Fibers” will be on various aspects relating to glass fibers (rovings, short fibers, fabrics, and hybrid fibers), not only in Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP), Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC), and their properties (mechanical, thermal), along with surface modification of fibers, model simulations, and interface/interphase phenomena, but also in filtration, biomedical, and dental applications.
Prof. Vladimír Čech
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 550 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.
- Glass Fiber Reinforced Plastics (GFRP)
- Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete (GFRC)
- Glass fiber processing
- Surface modification
- Interface/interphase phenomena
- Model simulation
- Mechanical properties
- Thermal properties
- Biomedical and dental applications.
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Aging Evaluation on Bearing Performances of Glass Fiber Composite Laminates in Salt Spray Fog Environment
Authors: L. Calabrese 1, V. Fiore 2, T. Scalici 3, A. Valenza 2
1 University of Messina
2 Unversity of Palermo
3 Queen's University Belfast
Abstract: Aim of the present paper is to assess the bearing performance evolution of pinned glass composite laminates due to environment aging in salt spray fog tests. glass fibers/epoxy pinned laminates were exposed up to 60 aging days in salt-spray fog environmental conditions (according to ASTM B117 standard). In order to evaluate the relationship between mechanical failure mode and joint stability at increasing aging time, different single lap joints, changing hole diameter (D), laminate width (W), and hole free edge distance (E), where characterized at varying the aging steps. Based on this approach a property-structure relationship of these composite laminates was assessed on these critical environmental conditions. Furthermore an experimental 2D failure map, clustering main failure modes in the plane E/D versus W/D ratios, was generated and its clusters variation was analyzed at varying the aging exposition.