Progress and Prospects of Flexible Composites

A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X). This special issue belongs to the section "Composites Applications".

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Centre for Medical and Industrial Ultrasonics, James Watt School of Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Interests: materials for energy conversion and energy storage; smart sensor and actuator technology; ultrasonic transducer technology; power ultrasonics; battery health monitoring; energy harvesting; non-destructive evaluation by ultrasound; ultrasound for biomedical applications
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Dear Colleagues,

The characteristics of composites, such as mechanical and specific functional properties, can be tailored by the contributions of corresponding phases and their connectivity. Compared to conventional rigid composites, flexible composites have drawn much attention due to their unique properties, such as being deformable as well as bendable and having a high fatigue resistance in addition to a light weight, which have great potential in diverse fields such as biomedical uses, energy harvesting, and non-destructive testing; however, with the advanced development of flexible electronics and wireless sensor networks, there are still challenges and opportunities in aspects of materials and the applications of flexible composites. This Special Issue plans to provide an overview of state-of-the-art flexible composites, which involves advances in composite design strategies, modeling, fabrication, properties, and applications.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Three-dimensional-printed composites.
  • Fiber-reinforced composites.
  • Lead-free composites.
  • Random composites.
  • Energy harvesting.
  • Ultrasonic transducers.

Dr. Kwok-Ho Lam
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • flexible composite
  • 3D printing
  • lead-free
  • sensors
  • transducers

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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