Special Issue "Advanced and Emerging Materials"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
Guest Editor
James McGill Professor, Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Professor of Bioengineering, Professor of Experimental Surgery, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Medicine/Faculty of Dentistry, Duff Medical Science Building, 3775 University Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 2B4, Canada
Interests: cell-biomaterial interactions; LbL self-assembly systems; theranostic devices for gene/protein therapy and tissue engineering; nanostructured interface by surface molecular engineering; microfluidic platforms for biorecognition systems and Lab-on-a-chip devices; real-time monitoring of cellular activities; characterization of biomaterials debris in biological tissues; polymer synthesis and characterization
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This Special Issue represents a collection of original research presented at “The 4th International Conference on Materials: Advanced and Emerging Materials”, organized in collaboration with the MDPI open-access journal Materials, which will be held in Barcelona, Spain, from October 20 to 22 in 2021.

This Special Issue will cover the broad themes of the conference, including materials characterization; nanotechnology in material sciences and engineering; materials processing and manufacturing; soft and biomaterials; fibers and membranes; optical, electrical and magnetic materials. Participants of the conference are cordially invited to contribute and submit the details of their original and cutting-edge research in the field of materials science to this thematic issue. Materials ICM 2021 conference participants will benefit from a 20% discount on the article processing charge (APC).

Prof. Dr. Maryam Tabrizian
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Ultimate Bearing Capacity Analysis of CFRP-Strengthened Shield Segments Using Bonding Slip Behavior Experiments
Materials 2020, 13(18), 4200; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma13184200 - 21 Sep 2020
Shield segments of subway tunnels are often exposed to the combined actions of several hygrothermal factors that could lead to accidents such as water seepage and tunnel collapse. Further, they often break and deform owing to formation pressure. In addition, uncertainties related to [...] Read more.
Shield segments of subway tunnels are often exposed to the combined actions of several hygrothermal factors that could lead to accidents such as water seepage and tunnel collapse. Further, they often break and deform owing to formation pressure. In addition, uncertainties related to the stress relaxation characteristics and bonding performance of carbon-fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) under a hygrothermal environment make their application in subway systems difficult. This study analyzes the effects of the slip-on-bending strength of CFRP-strengthened shield segments in a hygrothermal environment. In the study, the shield segments are damaged at ambient pressure under a combination of humidity (0%, 5%, and 10%) and temperature (20 °C, 25 °C, 30 °C, and 40 °C). An experimental procedure is designed to evaluate a CFRP-reinforced concrete arch. The method predicts the load–slip relationship and maximum shearing stress and strain. Moreover, confined compression tests are conducted on a tunnel segment lining strengthened with CFRP to evaluate the bearing capacity of the CFRP-strengthened shield segments. An equation for the latter’s ultimate bearing capacity is developed based on the elastic layer system theory, stress boundary condition, and bending stress characteristics of axisymmetric elements. It was found that the results from the developed model are compared with the experimental values of CFRP-strengthened shield segments under different humidity values (0%, 5%, and 10%) and a constant temperature. The ultimate strength—the debonding deflection of the CFRP-strengthened shield segment—can be predicted using the proposed ultimate bearing capacity equation with sufficient accuracy. Full article
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