Special Issue "Fatigue and Aging Degradation of Polymeric Materials"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 21 September 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Małgorzata Szymiczek
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Guest Editor
Department of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Silesian University of Technology, 43-410 Gliwice, Poland
Interests: fatigue and aging degradation of polymeric materials, diagnostics of polymeric materials, non-destructive investigation, plastic processing, polymeric composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development of polymer engineering, the search for new, innovative materials with often programmable properties has resulted in the expansion of the area of their application, especially in the transport, construction, military, packaging and medical industries. The application of new polymeric materials often requires a synergistic solution, combining a number of mechanical, electrical, thermal, requiring specific model approach. In this approach, the knowledge of exploitation characteristics resulting from the aging and fatigue degradation of polymeric materials is also important. Qualitative and quantitative defined degradation processes is important for both construction design and safe exploitation. The aim of this Special Issue is to exchange information about changes in the characteristics of polymeric materials and their composites during exploitation. Particular emphasis will be placed on assessing the impact of degradation factors on the exploitation properties of the tested materials and defining the mechanisms of their destruction using non-destructive testing methods.

Dr. Małgorzata Szymiczek
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • aging and fatigue of polymeric materials
  • diagnostics of polymeric materials
  • non-destructive testing
  • modification of polymeric materials
  • plastics processing

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Evaluation of the Impact of Organic Fillers on Selected Properties of Organosilicon Polymer
Polymers 2021, 13(7), 1103; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13071103 - 30 Mar 2021
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Eco-friendly composites are proposed to substitute commonly available polymers. Currently, wood–plastic composites and natural fiber-reinforced composites are gaining growing recognition in the industry, being mostly on the thermoplastic matrix. However, little data are available about the possibility of producing biocomposites on a silicone [...] Read more.
Eco-friendly composites are proposed to substitute commonly available polymers. Currently, wood–plastic composites and natural fiber-reinforced composites are gaining growing recognition in the industry, being mostly on the thermoplastic matrix. However, little data are available about the possibility of producing biocomposites on a silicone matrix. This study focused on assessing selected organic fillers’ impact (ground coffee waste (GCW), walnut shell (WS), brewers’ spent grains (BSG), pistachio shell (PS), and chestnut (CH)) on the physicochemical and mechanical properties of silicone-based materials. Density, hardness, rebound resilience, and static tensile strength of the obtained composites were tested, as well as the effect of accelerated aging under artificial seawater conditions. The results revealed changes in the material’s properties (minimal density changes, hardness variation, overall decreasing resilience, and decreased tensile strength properties). The aging test revealed certain bioactivities of the obtained composites. The degree of material degradation was assessed on the basis of the strength characteristics and visual observation. The investigation carried out indicated the impact of the filler’s type, chemical composition, and grain size on the obtained materials’ properties and shed light on the possibility of acquiring ecological silicone-based materials. Full article
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