Performance, Durability, and Recyclability of Sustainable Composites for Engineering Applications
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 May 2023) | Viewed by 4774
Interests: polymer composites; natural (green) materials; recycling; sustainability and durability aspects in aerospace; energy; automotive; infrastructure and building applications
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Interests: advanced composite materials; FRP materials; GFRP profiles; construction technology
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
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- fibre reinforced composites
- natural fibres
- circular economy