Special Issue "High-Performance Polymer Composites: Multiscale Design, Additive Manufacturing, Testing, Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 January 2023) | Viewed by 3155
Interests: high performance polymers; multiscale design; polymer composites; wear resistance; interphase/interface; fatigue; polymer laminates; adhesion; computer aided design
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High-performance polymers (HPP) have opened up a new era in the design of advanced composites. They have made it possible to employ polymer composite materials (PCM) in a variety of industrial applications where mostly metal alloys were previously adopted. The development of new types of high-temperature matrices enables us to widen the range of commercially available composites and their acceptable operating conditions. However, their complex macromolecular structure, weak adhesion to fillers, complexity of processing, etc., significantly limit the range of available HPP-based composites as well as the conditions of their use.
The design of HPP-based composites is a multiscale and interdisciplinary area of research. I) The construction of HPP matrices is a complex chemical problem aimed at providing specified functional and technological properties to the material, including stability under various conditions. II) Achieving the required level of interfacial adhesion is a problem of the compatibility of the composites’ components, which might be solved in various ways. III) The aspect of forming a homogeneous structure of particulate-filled or layered (laminates) PCM is responsible for their physical and mechanical properties. IV) Additive manufacturing is a new promising R&D area aimed at fabricating products with complex shapes and internal architectonics.
Computer-aided design is a remote method of solving the above problems. In using this technology, the following issues are to be taken into account: i) the multiscale structure of composites; ii) the mutual impact of deformation processes at different scale levels; iii) the use of deformation behavior models that are verified by adequate experiments; iv) relevant recommendations are to be developed for manufacturing technologies. The use of machine learning methods would also reduce the amount of required experiments and increase the predictive power of the models.
We cordially invite researchers from various fields of knowledge to contribute their work and hope to jointly prepare a valuable collection of articles of both of fundamental and applied relevance.
Dr. Sergey Panin
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- high performance polymers
- multiscale design
- additive manufacturing
- polymer composites
- macromolecular design, fatigue
- fibre reinforced polymer laminates
- computer aided design