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Special Issue "Advanced Processing of Matrix Composites"

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Manufacturing Processes and Systems".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 June 2023) | Viewed by 238

Special Issue Editors

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Saveetha School of Engineering, SIMATS Deemed University, Chennai 602105, Tamil Nadu, India
Interests: optimization; machine learning algorithms; neural networks; materials; characterization
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Department of Materials and Production Engineering, Natural Composites Research Laboratory, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, 1518 Pracharat 1 Road, Wong Sawang, Bangsue, Bangkok 10800, Thailand
Interests: metal matrix composites; natural fibers; optimization; characterization; coatings; solar cells

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the last few decades, extensive research has been conducted to develop new lightweight composites, including metal matrix composites, resin matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, etc., for different applications. Magnesium, aluminum alloys, and carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers have evolved as essential light-weight automotive materials. Various processing operations based on specified matrix materials are used to create these lightweight composites. For example, powder and liquid metallurgy are conventional techniques for producing metal matrix composites, and hand laying methods, compression molding, and vacuum bag molding are traditional methods for developing polymer matrix composites. There are still many unanswered questions with respect to metal matrix fabrication, including the importance of the working environment for new devices, the types of matrix and reinforcing methods needed, and improvements in processing and post-processing methods.

This Special Issue welcomes original research papers and review articles on novel feeding techniques for developing and processing metal matrix composites, ceramic matrix composites, resin matrix composites, surface modification, and machining, as well as topics on the improvement of tribology and mechanical and process parametric optimizations for lightweight composite materials for engineering applications.

Dr. Natrayan Lakshmaiya
Dr. Sathish Kumar Palaniappan
Guest Editors

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  • novel feeding techniques
  • novel fabrication processes
  • metal matrix composites
  • novel casting techniques
  • ceramic matrix composites
  • hybrid composites
  • welding of composite materials
  • materials synthesis and characterizations
  • secondary or post-processing of composites
  • theoretical and experimental analysis of metal matrix composites

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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