Special Issue "Improving Performance of Nanocomposite Materials"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Assoc. Prof. Homayoun Hadavinia
Engineers and scientists are engaged in enhancing the properties of materials by redesigning the materials’ structure at atomic, nano-, micro-, and meso- scales to achieve significant property enhancements relative to base material. Recent progress in nanoscale composites demonstrated that properties of resulting nanocomposites are superior in many aspects to those of analogous composites with larger particles, and this offers many opportunities for the designing of nanocomposites having superior performance. This progress has been made on many fronts, including controlling manufacturing process; understanding their physiochemical characteristics; bonding mechanisms between the additives and the matrix; characterising the mechanical, thermal and electrical properties; and theoretical/computational analyses of structural responses made from nanocomposite matrix under different types of loading.
The ability to manipulate the structure of materials for producing unique functionalities and characteristics has revolutionized next-generation materials in many areas, from structural materials to smart structures, self-healing/self-repair to self-sensing, and microelectronics. Applications of nanocomposites have opened new frontiers for many industries, including aerospace, renewables, automotive, and electronics industries.
One of the major aims of this Special Issue is to bring together the researchers from different branches of science and engineering disciplines working on nanocomposites into one volume. The Guest Editor welcomes papers dedicated to experimental, computational, and theoretical aspects dealing with many important state-of-the-art technologies and methodologies regarding the synthesis, fabrication, characterization, properties, design, applications, theoretical, and both finite element analysis and molecular dynamic simulation computational analyses of nanocomposite materials and structures. Full papers covering novel topics, extending the frontiers of the science and technology of multiscale composites are encouraged. Reviews covering topics of major interest will be also considered. The Guest Editor is responsible for accepting the papers.
Assoc. Prof. Homayoun Hadavinia
Manuscript Submission Information
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