Developing and Understanding Composite Materials for Use in Innovative Engineering Applications

A special issue of Journal of Composites Science (ISSN 2504-477X). This special issue belongs to the section "Composites Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1208

Special Issue Editors

FEMEC, Federal University of Uberlândia, Av. João Naves de Ávila, 2121, Uberlândia 38408-144, MG, Brazil
Interests: materials science; nanotechnology; manufacturing; aerospace materials; composites
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Department of Mechanical Engineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Uttar Pradesh 211007, India
Interests: materials science; nanotechnology; manufacturing; aerospace materials; composites

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The development and understanding of the use of composite materials in innovative applications is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century.  The current advances in composites are opening up new areas of application never deemed possible before today. This special issue invites authors attending and presenting at the 10th International Conference of Materials Science and Engineering and those generally interested in contributing to this special issue of the Journal of Composites Science to showcase their work in composite materials and includes materials discovery, functional materials, medical materials, aerospace and space materials, nanostructured materials and their associated manufacturing processes, economics and applications in industry. Papers will also be published that follow the themes of the conference and those beyond the conference that will impact society and the environment.

Prof. Dr. Mark J. Jackson
Dr. Rosemar Batista da Silva
Dr. Rahul Davis
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • composites
  • materials
  • applications
  • innovations
  • economics
  • manufacturing

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Design of Type-IV Composite Pressure Vessel Based on Comparative Analysis of Numerical Methods for Modeling Type-III Vessels
J. Compos. Sci. 2024, 8(2), 40; https://doi.org/10.3390/jcs8020040 - 23 Jan 2024
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Compressed gas storage of hydrogen has emerged as the preferred choice for fuel cell vehicle manufacturers, as well as for various applications, like road transport and aviation. However, designers face increasing challenges in designing safe and efficient composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) for [...] Read more.
Compressed gas storage of hydrogen has emerged as the preferred choice for fuel cell vehicle manufacturers, as well as for various applications, like road transport and aviation. However, designers face increasing challenges in designing safe and efficient composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs) for hydrogen storage. One challenge lies in the development of precise software programs that consider a multitude of factors associated with the filament winding process. These factors include layer thickness, stacking sequence, and the development of particularly robust models for the dome region. Another challenge is the formulation of predictive behavior and failure models to ensure that COPVs have optimal structural integrity. The present study offers an exploration of numerical methods used in modeling COPVs, aiming to enhance our understanding of their performance characteristics. The methods examined include finite element analysis in Abaqus, involving conventional shell element, continuum shell element, three-dimensional solid element, and homogenization techniques for multilayered composite pressure vessels. Through rigorous comparisons with type-III pressure vessels from the literature, the research highlights the most suitable choice for simulating COPVs and their practicality. Finally, we propose a new design for type-IV hydrogen composite pressure vessels using one explored method, paving the way for future developments in this critical field. Full article
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