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Advances in Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials (2nd Edition)

A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymeric Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 June 2024 | Viewed by 1655

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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Czestochowa University of Technology, Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: mechanical properties; thermomechanical properties; polymer materials; composites; thermal analysis TG/DTG; DTA; DSC; QMS; computer simulation of processes
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Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Computer Science, Czestochowa University of Technology, Dabrowskiego 69, 42-201 Czestochowa, Poland
Interests: combustion; co-combustion; thermal analysis; TG/DTG; DTA; DSC; QMS; emission of pollutants; fuels; waste; polymer materials; composites; recycling; thermomechanical properties of materials
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue aims to publish papers that deal with the thermomechanical and electrical properties of polymers and their composites with other materials. It is important to recognize the applicability of various fillers in polymers composites in order to create new composites and modify existing composites. Advancements in the engineering of polymeric materials, including the search for innovative polymer composites with specific properties, resulted in the expansion of their application, especially in automotive, construction, energy, packaging, and medical industries. The practical application of new polymeric materials requires knowledge of their mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties, as well as the recognition of changes in these properties during the operation and destruction of polymers. The environmental aspect of research is important, including the combustion/co-combustion of polymers, the thermal use of polymer waste with energy recovery, as well as other uses of recycled polymer materials. It is important to conduct model studies on changes in the properties of polymeric materials and the computer simulation of the exploitation and thermal processes of polymers.

Dr. Adam Gnatowski
Dr. Agnieszka Kijo-Kleczkowska
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Keywords

  • thermomechanical and electrical properties of polymers and composites
  • structure of polymeric materials
  • combustion of polymeric materials
  • co-combustion of polymeric materials with fuels and waste
  • thermal analysis TG/DTG, DTA, DSC, QMS of polymers and composites
  • emission of pollutants during thermal processes
  • modeling and computer simulation of polymeric materials properties change
  • modeling and computer simulation of exploitation and thermal processes
  • recycling of polymeric materials

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Thermomechanical Properties of Polymers and Their Composites with Other Materials: Advances in Thermal and Mechanical Properties of Polymeric Materials (2nd Edition)
by Adam Gnatowski and Agnieszka Kijo-Kleczkowska
Materials 2024, 17(2), 494; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17020494 - 20 Jan 2024
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Progress in the engineering of polymeric materials, including the search for innovative polymer composites with specific properties, has resulted in an expansion of their application areas, especially in the automotive, construction, energy, packaging, and medical industries [...] Full article

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Thermal Stability, Durability, and Service Life Estimation of Woven Flax-Carbon Hybrid Polyamide Biocomposites
by Mohsen Bahrami, Juana Abenojar, Gladis M. Aparicio and Miguel Angel Martínez
Materials 2024, 17(9), 2020; https://doi.org/10.3390/ma17092020 - 26 Apr 2024
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Woven flax-carbon hybrid polyamide biocomposites offer a blend of carbon fibers’ mechanical strength and flax’s environmental advantages, potentially developing material applications. This study investigated their thermal behavior, degradation kinetics, and durability to water uptake and relative humidity exposure and compared them with pure [...] Read more.
Woven flax-carbon hybrid polyamide biocomposites offer a blend of carbon fibers’ mechanical strength and flax’s environmental advantages, potentially developing material applications. This study investigated their thermal behavior, degradation kinetics, and durability to water uptake and relative humidity exposure and compared them with pure flax and carbon composites with the same matrix. The hybrid composite exhibited intermediate water/moisture absorption levels between pure flax and carbon composites, with 7.2% water absorption and 3.5% moisture absorption. It also displayed comparable thermal degradation resistance to the carbon composite, effectively maintaining its weight up to 300 °C. Further analysis revealed that the hybrid composite exhibited a decomposition energy of 268 kJ/mol, slightly lower than the carbon composite’s value of 288.5 kJ/mol, indicating similar thermal stability. Isothermal lifetime estimation, employing the activation energy (Ed) and degree of conversion facilitated by the Model Free Kinetics method, indicated a 41% higher service life of the hybrid laminate at room temperature compared to the carbon laminate. These insights are crucial for understanding the industrial applications of these materials without compromising durability. Full article
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