Special Issue "Mechanical Properties of Polymers and Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2022) | Viewed by 9272
Interests: polymer physics; mechanical behavior; damage; orientation; processing; nanocomposite; SAXS; WAXS; tomography; structure; microscopy; interface
Continuous fibre-reinforced thermoplastic composites (CFRTPC) are very attractive for automotive and aeronautics applications thanks to their excellent strength-to-weight ratio and potential recyclability promoting sustainability. In addition, the current development of additive manufacturing (AM) technologies to produce CFRTPC facilitates and accelerates their design and provides more shape flexibility. Neat thermoplastics (TP) can also be processed employing those new manufacturing technologies. However, neat TP and CFRTP manufactured by AM are characterized by interfaces between printing lines and between the reinforcing fibre and the TP matrix, drastically influencing the mechanical properties of the materials. In the literature, attention is mainly focused on improving printing design and parameters to maximize interface bonding and mechanical properties. However, the way damage initiates, propagates, and conducts to the material failure has not been treated in detail. This Special Issue aims at highlighting damage mechanisms in CFRTPC and neat TP manufactured by AM, submitted to any deformation paths and histories, and for which damage was resolved and monitored by advanced methods.
Prof. Frederic Addiego
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- thermoplastic polymers
- thermoplastic composites
- fibre-reinforced composites
- mechanical properties
- damage mechanisms
- additive manufacturing