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Special Issue "Recycled and Sustainable Materials in Composite Design"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2020.
Interests: carbon fiber compsoites; surface modification; interface analysis; organic synthesis; ionic liquids
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Interests: carbon fiber manufacturing; hybrid interface composites; dissimilar material bonding; recycled fiber composites; weaving; surface modification; aerospace structures
Interests: carbon fiber composites; surface modification; interface analysis; organic synthesis; ionic liquids; electrochemical surface modification
Composite materials are undoubtedly making their mark in modern engineering. However, with their prolific use come concerns relating to the end of life recycling for composite parts and the sustainable acquisition of raw materials required for sustainable and low-cost production. This Special Edition of Materials will focus on attacking the problems associated with recycling and sustainable material management/usage to ensure composites are a viable material in the future of engineering.
Specific focus will be given to carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) composites, glass fiber composites, metal–composite hybrid materials, and natural fiber composites; however, papers not specific to these materials will also be considered on a case-by-case basis depending on novelty and relevance. Research would ideally address the following topics:
- Methods of improving chopped fiber and milled fiber composite performance;
- Use of novel and low-cost precursors for composite production;
- Novel methods of recycling existing composite parts;
- Physical, chemical, and mechanical characterization of recycled composite materials;
- Insights into the effects of recycled composite materials and how they may be used to create a circular economy for material usage.
Dr. Filip Stojcevski
Dr. Dan Eyckens
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 1800 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.
- Recycled CFRP composites
- Sustainable composites
- Chopped carbon fibers
- Milled carbon fibers
- Low cost precursors
- Dissimilar material recycling
- Glass fiber composites
- Natural fiber composites
- Hybrid materials