Special Issue "Advanced Composite Materials and Structures for Aerospace, Automotive and Civil Engineering Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2021.
Interests: Advanced composites; polymer composites; nanocomposites; innovative solutions for materials
The increasing demand for greener and smarter structures imposes the need for new engineering technologies, digitalization, and materials with multiple abilities disrupting the aerospace, automotive, and infrastructure industry in various ways. New materials, processing methods, characterization, and modelling tools are continuously developed with a view to reduce structural weight, minimize environmental impact, reduce energy consuption and provide advanced solutions aiming at safe and maintenance-free structures. These advanced smart materials exploit enabling technologies for new functionalities, without compromising structural integrity.
This Special Issue is dedicated to studying radically new composite material formulations, special treatments, recyclability, intelligent features, engineering phenomena, and new manufacturing concepts bringing new composite material trends in the aerospace, automotive, and civil engineering areas. New material trends are paving the way towards the next generation of composite materials for structural and non-structural applications. Researchers from the academic and industrial sphere are invited to publish results of their research and latest achievements in this field.
Research works that focus on progressive materials and technologies, new characterization techniques to study the relationship between microstructure and structural properties, and also physical and numerical simulation studies are especially encouraged.
Prof. Dr. Sotirios A. Grammatikos
Manuscript Submission Information
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