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Special Issue "Fibre Reinforced Composites: Interfacial Modifications and Property"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2020.
Institute for NanoScale Science and Technology, Flinders University, South Australia 5042, Australia
Interests: advanced functional composites and marine structures; nanomaterials and nanocomposites; FRP composites and structures; biomaterials and biocomposites; aggregation-induced emission (AIE) phenomenon and its applications
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A growing demand exists for fibre-reinforced composites with enhanced properties, which are essential for applications in engineering fields. Although various fibre-reinforced composites exhibit excellent properties, poor interfacial interaction between matrix and fibres is an existing problem. Interfacial interactions between matrix and fibres play an important role in the mechanical, thermal, and corrosion resistance properties of the composites, to name but a few. In most cases, the failure of fibre-reinforced composites is strongly related to their poor interfacial interactions.
Numerous efforts have been made to improve the interfacial behaviours of fibre-reinforced composites and understand their enhancement mechanisms. Consequently, there is a need for a Special Issue to provide a broad overview and address the various aspects of this field. For readers, this Special Issue will provide an attractive opportunity to more easily access information concerning the different facets of the research into the interfaces of fibre-reinforced composites. For the authors, it will be an appropriate opportunity to increase the visibility of their results and analyses, in addition to reasserting their role as an active member of the scientific community in fibre-reinforced composites. This Special Issue will contain contributions discussing all of the aspects broadly indicated by the keywords. Reviews articles by experts in the field are also welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Youhong Tang
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Fiber reinforced composites
Interface modifications and characterizations
Fiber surface modifications
Interfacial interaction mechanism
The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.
Title: Surface treatment on the carbon fiber and yarns to enhance the mechanicalproperties of composites
Author: Lan Yao
Affiliation: Donghua University, Shanghai, China
Abstract: Carbon fiber reinforced polymer composites have wide application in the automotive, aerospace and construction industries. However, due to the chemically inert surface of carbon fiber, the interfacial problems always exist when the carbon fiber was infiltrated by the resin. In this study, the PPY and CNT were deposited by the self-assembly method on the carbon fiber surface in order to improve the interfacial properties between carbon fiber and epoxy resin. After treatment, the interfacial strength increased by 55.7%. The micromorphology comparison before and after treatment was also detected using SEM, XPS and AFM. Additionally, PPY and CNT were added to the epoxy sizing agent to enhance the strength of carbon yarns. The abrasion resistance of the sized carbon yarns was significantly improved, and the fuzzes weights were reduced.