Manufacturing of Polymer Composites

A special issue of Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing (ISSN 2504-4494).

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1. Biorefining and Advanced Materials Research Centre, SRUC, Edinburgh EH9 3JG, UK
2. Enhanced Composites and Structures Center, School of Aerospace, Transport and Manufacturing, Cranfield University, Cranfield MK43 0AL, UK
Interests: biorefining, chemistry, nanotechnology, biomass, and waste; biomedical engineering; composites; sensors; manufacturing of functional materials; aerospace materials; nanomaterials; renewable energy; smart materials; surface engineering; water science and engineering; additive manufacturing of polymers and composites; multifunctional polymer composites and nanocomposites: self-healing, nanoelectronic materials; hydrogels; membranes; nanofiber; composites for extreme environments and manufacturing technology
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Department of Mechanical Engineering and Aeronautics, University of London, London EC1V 0HB, UK
Interests: multifunctional composites; smart materials; composite manufacturing; composite joints; computational damage mechanics; composite repair
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Dear Colleagues,

Recently, polymer composites materials from different synthetic and natural resources have attracted the considerable attraction of research communities, all around the globe, owing to their unique intrinsic properties, such as flexibility, low cost, easy processing and impressive physico-mechanical properties in comparison to their metallic/ ceramic counterparts. A variety of polymer composite materials have been developed using various strategies. Seeing the immense advantages of polymer composites, this special issue focuses on the manufacturing and the processing polymer composite materials.

This Special Issue of the Journal of Manufacturing and Materials Processing invites innovative contributions in terms of research articles, reviews, communications, and letters from around the globe. Potential topics include, but are not limited to polymer composites; polymer nanocomposites; polymer synthesis, structural design and novel processing of polymer composites; modelling and simulation of polymer composite materials; design for manufacture of composite materials; properties and characterization of composite materials and their applications.

Dr. Vijay Kumar Thakur
Dr. Hamed Yazdani Nezhad
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  • Manufacturing of polymer composites
  • Mechanical properties
  • Different composites fabrication processes
  • Characterization
  • Modelling of polymer composites
  • Structural health monitoring of composite materials

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Using (VA)RTM with a Rigid Mould to Produce Fibre Metal Laminates with Proven Impact Strength
by Patrick Hergan, Yanxiao Li, Lasse Zaloznik, Baris Kaynak, Florian Arbeiter, Ewald Fauster and Ralf Schledjewski
J. Manuf. Mater. Process. 2018, 2(2), 38; - 11 Jun 2018
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The production of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) is a time consuming and expensive procedure. This paper shows the application of the vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding ((VA)RTM) technique using an injection unit and a rigid mould for the production of FMLs. This processing [...] Read more.
The production of fibre metal laminates (FMLs) is a time consuming and expensive procedure. This paper shows the application of the vacuum assisted resin transfer moulding ((VA)RTM) technique using an injection unit and a rigid mould for the production of FMLs. This processing technique, in combination with a corona discharge activation of the aluminium surface, can lead to enormous reductions to the cycle time. To prove the quality of the produced FML, impact tests were carried out. The influence of the impact energy on the specimen is observed using a deformation scan and ultrasound C-Scan. Furthermore, the peak forces and permanent deflections of the tested specimen were analysed. Full article
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