Mechanical and Failure Behavior of Polymeric Composites

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Processing and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2024 | Viewed by 1374

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Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Laboratory (LMTA), Mechanical Engineering Postgraduate Program (PGMEC), Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF), Niteroi, RJ, Brazil
Interests: inelastic behaviour of solids–elasto-plasticity, elasto-viscoplasticity, viscoelasticity (metallic alloys, polymers and composites); damage mechanics, fatigue mechanics and fracture mechanics; thermodynamics of inelastic materials

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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is focused on the mechanical behavior and integrity analysis of polymeric composites. It is expected that the papers to be submitted should focus on fundamental and applied issues, including computational, theoretical, and experimental contributions. The objective is to bring together works by specialists for an in-depth discussion on the various aspects covered by this great branch of science and technology. As suggestions, the following topics can be cited: nonlinear behavior of composite structures subjected to severe loads under adverse environmental conditions; fracture damage and fatigue damage; creep damage; lifetime prediction; composite systems used to repair or reinforce damaged metal or concrete structures; composite technology for hydrogen pipelines and hydrogen storage.

Prof. Dr. Heraldo Silva Da Costa Mattos
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Keywords

  • polymeric composites
  • mechanical behavior
  • integrity analysis
  • lifetime prediction
  • fracture
  • fatigue damage
  • creep damage
  • repair systems

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Thermo-Mechanical Characterization of Metal–Polymer Friction Stir Composite Joints—A Full Factorial Design of Experiments
by Arménio N. Correia, Beatriz M. Gaspar, Gonçalo Cipriano, Daniel F. O. Braga, Ricardo Baptista and Virgínia Infante
Polymers 2024, 16(5), 602; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym16050602 - 22 Feb 2024
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With the increasing demand for lighter, more environmentally friendly, and affordable solutions in the mobility sector, designers and engineers are actively promoting the use of innovative integral dissimilar structures. In this field, friction stir-based technologies offer unique advantages compared with conventional joining technologies, [...] Read more.
With the increasing demand for lighter, more environmentally friendly, and affordable solutions in the mobility sector, designers and engineers are actively promoting the use of innovative integral dissimilar structures. In this field, friction stir-based technologies offer unique advantages compared with conventional joining technologies, such as mechanical fastening and adhesive bonding, which recently demonstrated promising results. In this study, an aluminum alloy and a glass fiber-reinforced polymer were friction stir joined in an overlap configuration. To assess the main effects, interactions, and influence of processing parameters on the mechanical strength and processing temperature of the fabricated joints, a full factorial design study with three factors and two levels was carried out. The design of experiments resulted in statistical models with excellent fit to the experimental data, enabling a thorough understanding of the influence of rotational speed, travel speed, and tool tilt angle on dissimilar metal-to-polymer friction stir composite joints. The mechanical strength of the composite joints ranged from 1708.1 ± 45.5 N to 3414.2 ± 317.1, while the processing temperature was between 203.6 ± 10.7 °C and 251.5 ± 9.7. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Mechanical and Failure Behavior of Polymeric Composites)
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