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Special Issue "Structural Health Monitoring of Polymer Composites"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Advanced Composites".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 May 2023 | Viewed by 2067
Special Issue Editors
Interests: advanced composites; polymer composites; composites manufacturing and properties; polymer processing and properties; advanced manufacturing; additive manufacturing and 3D printing; structural health monitoring; recycling; bio-based polymers and composites
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Special Issue in Materials: Advances in the Circularity of Polymeric and Composite Materials
Interests: nondestructive testing; structural health monitoring; mechanics of materials; advanced composites; polymer composites; damage; durability
Special Issue Information
Nondestructive testing (NDT) techniques are usually used for the characterization of defects arising in composite materials during manufacturing or during in-service use. NDT techniques such as ultrasonic waves, X-ray radiography, X-ray tomography, infrared thermography, and acoustic emission are the most commonly used in various industrial applications. Each of these NDT techniques has its own detection and characterization potential. Thus, depending on the damage mechanism involved, the part geometry, and the in-situ conditions of use, one technique may be preferred over another, or several techniques may be combined in order to improve the diagnosis of the damage state of composite structures and to allow a reliable monitoring of the material’s or component’s structural health in view of in-service performance assessment and residual durability prognosis.
This Special Issue welcomes papers (original research articles, state-of-the art reviews, short communications, perspectives, viewpoints, opinions, concept papers, or case reports) on the latest advances and developments in nondestructive detection, characterization, and health monitoring of structural composite materials and composite structures. Suggested contributions may address materials, processing, sensing/monitoring, modeling/simulation, performance, or application issues, with either experimental or numerical approaches. Articles providing guidelines and drawing future perspectives on how the structural health monitoring of these materials could evolve in the digital era, taking advantage of artificial intelligence, data fusion, and big data, would also be highly appreciated.
Prof. Dr. Patricia Krawczak
Dr. Salim Chaki
Manuscript Submission Information
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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 2300 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.
- nondestructive testing
- structural health monitoring
- ultrasonic waves
- X-ray radiography
- X-ray tomography
- infrared thermography
- acoustic emission
- digital image correlation
- terahertz imaging
- embedded sensors and actuators
- hybrid nondestructive characterization
- data fusion
- defect detection and characterization
- damage evaluation
- residual lifetime prediction
- predictive maintenance
- advanced composites
- polymer composites
- composite structures