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Special Issue "Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers (CFRPs): Mechanical behaviors and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
The use of carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRPs) in specific engineering fields, such as in automotive and aerospace applications, is heavily increasing, because vehicle lightweighting is becoming increasingly important. Composites show mechanical behaviors totally different from those of conventional bulk materials. Their use is associated with providing high performance in terms of increased flexural and tensile resistances for specific structural applications. However, currently, knowledge of their mechanical responses is not complete, and for this reason, they need to be investigated using experiments and models. Experimental campaigns remain the most useful way to characterize them, as, in recent years, many researchers have presented very promising results by using innovative methodologies. Numerical and analytical models of CFRPs represent the key to saving money and time in order to provide validated simulations able to replace, in part, experimental tests.
The Special Issue will focus on any kind of mechanical characterization using both traditional and innovative techniques on CRFPs. Such composites could be made by different kinds of manufacturing processes and investigated by applying several numerical and analytical models. Special attention will be given to innovative approaches able to predict, in a reliable way, the mechanical responses of CFRPs during work conditions.
Assoc. Prof. Caterina Casavola
Manuscript Submission Information
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- carbon fiber-reinforced plastics (CFRP)
- mechanical properties
- manufacturing processes
- numerical and analytical models
- engineering applications