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Special Issue "Advanced Composites: From Materials Characterization to Structural Application"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Materials Characterization".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2020) | Viewed by 51100
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Special Issue Editor
Interests: composites; reinforcement; additive manufacturing; materials characterization; structural tests; numerical modelling; data analysis
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Special Issue Information
Modern industry allows the synthesis of composite materials with a wide range of physical properties that are intensively applied in various fields (e.g., medicine, aviation, automotive), but the variety of different solutions causes a major engineering problem, which is the absence of an appropriate methodology for structural design. The lack of interdisciplinary cooperation is the main factor contributing to the gap between construction engineers, technologists, and material experts, hence constricting the design possibilities of efficient structures.
The structural application prospective of innovative materials requires the development of a new concept for structural design related to the development of materials with mechanical properties properly tailored for construction purposes. In fact, this approach is opposite to the existing practice where design solutions are related to the utilization of existing materials, which generally have imperfect physical properties. The current trends in material engineering are enable to incorporate different topics into the scope of this activity. For instance, nanoparticles can be used to modify the structure of materials, fibrous reinforcement is suitable to improve the mechanical properties of structural composites, manufacturing technology may incorporate 3D printing, and so on. This Special Issue is focused on the identification of fundamental relationships between the structure of advanced composites and the corresponding physical properties. The aim of this Issue is to combine the innovative achievements of the experts in the fields of materials and structural engineering to raise the scientific and practical value of the gathered results of interdisciplinary research.
Dr. Viktor Gribniak
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- reinforced concrete
- materials characterization
- structural application