Selected Papers from 7th International Conference on Polymer Science and Composite Materials

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

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Based on the “7th International Conference on Polymer Science and Composite Materials” held in Roma, Italy from the 5th to the 6th of October 2023 and organized by the Coalesce research group, this special issue aims at collecting the latest results, progress and remaining challenges related to Polymers and their Composites. This special issue aims at highlighting the current and future trends in composite materials, including fundamental aspects and application-oriented issues. Experimental researches and original modeling analyses are expected to be submitted. We invite specialists from diverse areas (chemistry, physics, material sciences, mechanical engineering, etc.) to submit their valuable contributions to the following scientific topics  (not restrictive):

  • Polymer Physics and Polymer Chemistry,
  • Polymer Synthesis and Characterization,
  • Polymer Processing and Rheology,
  • Synthetic Polymers,
  • Nanomaterials
  • Composites and High-Performance Materials,
  • Polymer Nanostructures and Nanocomposites,
  • Correlations and Simulations in Polymer Science.
  • Polymer Composites with Antibacterial Properties
  • Multi-Functional Composites for Biomedical Applications
  • Bio-Inspired Polymers, Polymer Biotechnology, Smart and Functional Polymers,
  • Renewable and Sustainable Polymers,
  • Biodegradable Polymers, Polymers for Additive Manufacturing,
  • Polymers and Environmental Applications,
  • Polymer Waste Recycling and Management,
  • Natural and Industrial Waste Based Polymer Composites: Processing, Characterization and Applications
  • Polymers for Energy Harvesting and Storage

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  • polymer synthesis
  • characterization
  • polymer processing
  • rheology
  • nanocomposites
  • smart and functional polymers
  • composite testing
  • durability of polymer composite structures
  • modeling
  • structural mechanics polymer composites
  • polymer composites in electronics, recycling novel composite structures
  • polymer composites in wastewater treatment
  • polymer composites in agriculture
  • polymer composites in civil construction
  • polymer composites in biomedical applications
  • polymer composites in catalysis
  • other applications of polymer composites

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15 pages, 6969 KiB  
Tensile Test Analysis of 3D Printed Specimens with Varying Print Orientation and Infill Density
by Thesan Appalsamy, Silumko Luvo Hamilton and Motsoko Juniet Kgaphola
J. Compos. Sci. 2024, 8(4), 121; - 26 Mar 2024
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The research conducted aimed to investigate the effect of varying print orientation and infill density on the mechanical properties of different 3D printed polymer specimens by conducting tensile tests. The Stratasys Fortus 900mc Material Extrusion printer was used to produce multiple samples of [...] Read more.
The research conducted aimed to investigate the effect of varying print orientation and infill density on the mechanical properties of different 3D printed polymer specimens by conducting tensile tests. The Stratasys Fortus 900mc Material Extrusion printer was used to produce multiple samples of different materials, namely, Acrylonitrile Styrene Acrylate (ASA), Nylon 12, Nylon 12 Carbon Fibre, ULTEM 1010, and ULTEM 9085 which were subjected to tensile tests according to the ASTM D638 standard. Samples were printed in flat, side, and upright orientations with both sparse (50%) and solid (100%) infill densities. The samples were then tensile tested to obtain the Young’s Modulus, ultimate tensile strength (UTS), yield strength, and strain at break. The results produced revealed that the solid infill specimens almost always outperformed the sparse infill specimens. In terms of print orientation, side-orientated specimens achieved higher values for the material properties, followed by the flat specimens, with the upright specimens producing the performance with the lowest values. There were, however, notable exceptions to the results trends mentioned above. These findings were analysed using fracture mechanics and composite theory to explain the unexpected behaviour. Full article
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