Special Issue "Additive Manufacturing of Polymeric and Ceramic Composites"
A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2019).
Interests: damage and failure mechanics of composites; life prediction of materials in extreme environment; additive manufacturing; process modeling; multiscale material modeling
Additive manufacturing (AM), also colloquially referred to as 3D printing, has recently gained prominence as a potential replacement for traditional manufacturing techniques. The unceasing growth of AM has provided the flexibility for the creation of novel and innovative designs by relieving designers and engineers of fabrication constraints for a range of material systems that include plastics, metals, ceramics, and composites. These technologies are particularly attractive because of their capability of creating near-net-shape complex parts, while eliminating or reducing the costs associated with traditional fabrication techniques like tooling and fixtures. Hence, the widespread adoption of AM by the industry can be beneficial thanks to a drastic reduction in production costs.
In particular, it is envisioned that AM can play an important role in the manufacturing of lightweight composites that are extensively used in the aerospace, automotive, aerospace, and medical industries. In spite of the benefits of additive manufacturing, embracing these processes by the industry is impeded by the limited understanding of this relatively nascent technology. Specifically, the existence of a large number of process parameters that can affect the final form of a manufactured material and the lack of robust certification have crippled their ubiquitous acceptance. Therefore, in-depth experimental investigations and computational modeling efforts are required to enable additive manufacturing for lightweight composites.
The main aim of this Special Issue is to collect various recent developments in cutting-edge research for enabling additive manufacturing processes for lightweight polymeric and ceramic composites. Papers presenting investigations of various existing and novel additive processes for lightweight 3D printed composite products and materials are welcome. In addition, studies that focus on the influence of process parameters on the mechanical properties, durability, and damage tolerance are welcome. Researchers who are modeling and simulating additive processes as well as those performing experimental studies involving printed composites are encouraged to submit papers. Authors are also encouraged to present new models, constitutive laws, failure theories, measurement and monitoring techniques to provide a complete framework on these additive processes and facilitate their use in different engineering applications.
Dr. Pavana Prabhakar
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- Composite Materials
- Additive Manufacturing
- Computational Modeling
- Experimental Studies
- Failure Theories
- Process Modeling
- Damage and Durability
- Selective Laser Sintering (SLS)
- Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF)
- Polymer Composites
- Ceramic Composites
- Interlayer Filament Fusion