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Special Issue "Performance, Durability, and Recyclability of Sustainable Composites for Engineering Applications"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 March 2023 | Viewed by 155

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Sotirios A. Grammatikos
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Department of Manufacturing and Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Gjøvik, Norway
Interests: advanced composites; polymer composites; nanocomposites; innovative solutions for materials
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Prof. Dr. João R. Correia
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CERIS, Instituto Superior Técnico, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: advanced composite materials; FRP materials; GFRP profiles; construction technology
Prof. Dr. Anastasios P. Vassilopoulos
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Composite Construction Laboratory (CCLab), Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Station 16, Bâtiment BP, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: Fatigue of composites; fracturelife predictions; structural design

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing demand for greener engineering structures imposes the need for new composite materials that are friendlier to the environment and that are able to replace current engineering materials in aerospace, automotive, civil engineering, and marine applications. New polymers, new adhesives, new fibre reinforcements, nanoparticles, new sizings, new composites, new processing methods, new End-of-Life (EoL) treatments as well as characterization and modelling tools are continuously being developed with a view to develop radically new sustainable composites for engineering applications, reducing their environmental impact and contributing to the circular economy. These sustainable engineering composites aim to replace current synthetic non-recyclable composite material solutions without compromising structural integrity and performance.

This Special Issue is dedicated to the study of radically new sustainable composite material trends in the aerospace, space, automotive, civil engineering, and marine industries as well as in other fields. New material trends are paving the way towards the next generation of composite materials for sustainable structural and non-structural engineering applications. Researchers from both academia and industry are invited to publish the results of their research and latest achievements in this field.

Research works that focus on progressive materials and technologies, durability studies with a focus on lifetime prediction, new recycling methodologies, new characterization techniques to study the relationship between microstructure and structural properties and their effect on long-term performance, and physical and numerical simulation studies are especially encouraged.

Prof. Dr. Sotirios A. Grammatikos
Prof. Dr. João R. Correia
Prof. Dr. Anastasios P. Vassilopoulos
Guest Editors

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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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 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.

Keywords

  • polymers
  • composites
  • fibre reinforced composites
  • bio-based
  • natural fibres
  • sustainability
  • durability
  • performance
  • recycling
  • engineering
  • circular economy
  • circularity

Published Papers

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