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Advanced Fabrics, Textiles and Fiber Reinforced Composites: Progress and Challenges

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymeric Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2023) | Viewed by 339

Special Issue Editors

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École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles/Génie et Matériaux Textiles Laboratory (ENSAIT/GEMTEX), 2 Allée Louis et Victor Champier, F-59100 Roubaix, France
Interests: 2D and 3D fabrics; weaving technology; textile composites; composite material; finite element modelling; protective solution
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Guest Editor
École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles/Génie et Matériaux Textiles Laboratory (ENSAIT/GEMTEX), 2 Allée Louis et Victor Champier, F-59100 Roubaix, France
Interests: modelling of textile fabrics; 3D textiles; material characterization; textile composites; ballistic materials; impact and penetration; failure analysis; technical and smart textiles; virtual reality; apparel design; CAD; product development

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, much research has been conducted on textiles and textile-based fields. Various basic and advanced fabrics, textiles and its composites have been designed, developed in advanced techniques, and extensively used to substitute various rigid and heavy materials in various sectors. The current Special Issue of the journal Materials, Advanced Fabrics, Textiles and Fiber Reinforced Composites: Progress and Challenges’, is devoted to exploring the progress and challenges of advanced fabrics, textiles and fiber-reinforced composites. This includes their design techniques and methods, the manufacturing process, and its applications. For example, many research and development activities have revealed low-cost and sustainable techniques for advanced fabric, textile, and fiber-based composite manufacturing without compromising the overall performances. However, some of the process, or the whole process, also faces typical difficulties that greatly hinder the effective and wider applications of the textile and composite materials.

The main aim of this Special Issue is to provide new insights into new design methods, innovative manufacturing techniques and the effective utilization of fabrics, textiles and fiber-reinforced composites for various basic and technical applications based on the past and present challenges and progresses. Therefore, the editors invite the academic, industry and research community to support Materials in this very important initiative by submitting new and ground-breaking papers that will constitute a roadmap for future research.

Therefore, the articles presented in this Special Issue will cover various topics ranging from, but not limited to, challenges and progress in the new design techniques, theoretical, analytical, and multiscale modelling, novel manufacturing techniques, experimental testing and characterizations and applications of fabrics, textiles, and fiber-based composite.

Prof. Dr. Francois Boussu
Dr. Mulat Alubel Abtew
Guest Editors

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  • fabrics
  • advance fabric design and manufacturing
  • textiles
  • functional and smart textiles
  • textile composites
  • new design & manufacturing techniques of fiber-based composites
  • optimization manufacturing defects
  • modelling and characterizations
  • experimental investigations
  • numerical simulation

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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