Special Issue "Metal and Polymer Matrix Composites: Processing and Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2020.
Interests: additive manufacturing; combinatorial design of advanced materials; functional graded materials and devices; MMC & PMC
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Design, manufacturing and the definition of new applications for metal and polymer matrix composites are high perspectives for modern materials science. The great potential of these materials (their unique combination of properties) and their advantages over monolithic materials attract the attention of researchers in various fields of knowledge.
The proposed Special Issue will cover all areas related to theory and methodology, science, technology, and applications of functional and structural metal and polymer matrix composites that can operate in wide temperature and pressure ranges in various multifunctional devices.
MMC and PMC materials have unique advantages over monolithic materials, such as high strength, high stiffness, long fatigue life, low density, and adaptability to the intended function of the structure. Significant advances have been made in their design, advanced manufacturing and applications. The development of continuous fiber composites and particulate composites for critical applications continues to be researched. To obtain metal, ceramics and polymer matrix composites, it is necessary to solve important fundamental problems concerning the evolution of the hierarchical structure of materials during advanced technological processing. An important role in the process of material creation concerns the simulation of structural and functional properties by designing structures at atomic and molecular levels.
Hot topics to be covered by the Special Issue:
- Composite materials on the basis of metals and alloys
- Composite materials with polymer matrixes
- Composite materials on the basis of ceramics
- Advanced technologies of composite materials manufacturing including 3D printing
- Testing of composites, peculiarities of new methods
- Organic spintronics
- Various applications of advanced MMC and PMC materials
Assoc. Prof. Igor V. Shishkovsky
Manuscript Submission Information
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- metal matrix composites (MMC)
- polymer matrix composites (PMC)
- ceramic matrix composites (CMC)
- combinatorial design and prototyping of composites, multilevel relationship between properties (e.g., between microstructure, chemical composition, processing and volume properties)
- relationship between the experimental testing and predictive modeling of MMC/PMC/CMC