Special Issue "Advances in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: mechanics of materials; damage identification; fracture; delamination; acoustic emission; finite element method
I am honored to announce a Special Issue of the “Materials” journal (IF 2.972) on Advances in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites. The issue is thought to cover all the newest outcomes and trends in modeling, fabrication, testing and damage detection of the contemporary FRP materials. The encouragement to publish valuable papers is addressed to a wide group of scientists and practitioners, working in the field of composites. Below you will find a short characteristics of the Special Issue, followed by a set of keywords, as it is seen by the Guest Editor.
The Fiber-Reinforced Polymer (FRP) composites have reached today a significant level of applications in many branches of industry, in fabrication of spaceships, airplanes, bridges, high-performance cars, boats, sports equipment etc. Their properties can be tailored towards the prospective applications - designers can chose among various matrix and fiber materials, as well as ply sequences, including those elastically coupled, to gain a desired behavior of the resultant composite structures. An important subject of the contemporary research are techniques, devices and production technologies for actuation, monitoring and data transmission in the FRP structures. On the other hand, the risk of damage is relatively high which brings a need to detect and to identify various types of defects, in order to provide a sufficient level of safety and to study damage tolerance of highly responsible composite structures. This demands both an arrangement and an assessment of electrical, thermal, mechanical and other properties of the FRPs, both in static and dynamic regime. Any of the techniques for damage detection or identification, such as acoustic emission or thermography, as well as the methods for the internal structure exploration-fractography or X-ray tomography cannot be overestimated in the process of the composites’ development. Moreover, proper design of the FRP structures, as well as planning of the experiments is nowadays impossible without appropriate modeling techniques, such as the Finite Element Method (FEM) and the respective strength, stability, damage and fracture criteria to be implemented in the software.
In the light of the above, any progress in design, manufacturing and testing methods is of great importance for further expansion of the field of application of the advantageous materials which are fiber-reinforced composites.
Hereby I would like to encourage any of the researchers working in the field to submit their valuable papers and in this way strengthen the scientific impact of the prospective Special Issue of the “Materials” journal.
Assoc. Prof. DSc Eng. Sylwester Samborski
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- Fiber-reinforced composite
- Fracture toughness
- Damage tolerance
- Buckling and warping
- Nondestructive testing
- Elastic couplings
- Finite element modeling
- Elastic waves propagation
- Acoustic emission