Special Issue "Mechanical Properties of Biocomposites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: adhesives; composites; biomaterials; nanocomposites; surface treatment; mechanical characterization
Interests: biomaterials; bone cements; composite materials; nanocomposites; carbon based nanomaterials; mechanical characterization
Interests: composite materials; biocomposites; nanocomposites; adhesives; surface treatment; thermal characterization
Biocomposites contain bio‐based materials such as natural fibers or biopolymers. In recent times, these materials have attracted significant interest due to their advantages compared to other materials such as GRP or CFRP composites, including their minor environmental impact, better recyclability, and lower cost. Due to these characteristics, they have great potential for use in the transportation and construction sectors. The growing environmental consciousness has driven efforts to increase the mechanical performance of these new materials to extend their capabilities and applications.
This Special Issue aims to provide an overview of the recent advances in the mechanical performance of biocomposites. We welcome submissions related to the mechanical characterization of bio-based resins and natural fibers, fracture mechanics and fatigue behavior, testing and characterization methods, durability, and analytical and modeling studies of biocomposites. We also welcome review articles that describe the latest knowledge in the aforementioned fields.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eva Paz Jiménez
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Juana Abenojar Buendia
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Materials is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- bio-based polymers
- natural fibers
- mechanical characterization