Special Issue "Polymer Composites for Tribological Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2020) | Viewed by 15278
Interests: high performance polymers; multiscale design; polymer composites; wear resistance; interphase/interface; fatigue; polymer laminates; adhesion; computer aided design
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The relevance of studying polymer composites for tribological applications is highly stimulated by their complex non-linear mechanisms, as well as by a wide range of their industrial applications (automotive, medicine, aviation, chemical engineering, etc.). The urgency of these problems is also governed by the variety of wear mechanisms (fatigue, adhesive, abrasive, etc.); the complex effect of temperature/load factors; and the necessity to account for material structure and properties variation in the tribocontact zone, including the removal of wear debris and transfer film formation. Practical interest is also encouraged by the widening use of advanced engineering plastics (PEEK, PEI, PPS, etc.), fillers, and modifiers of various dimensions and compositions—increasing the possibility of resistance from multiple wears as a result of the loading of nanoparticles and nanofibers. Of particular relevance is the development of new techniques for polymer composites formation, including those of additive manufacturing. The purpose of this Special Issue is to discuss the new results obtained in the following topical research areas:
(i) Development of advanced wear models for polymer composites, and the verification of numerical simulation results versus the data of experimental studies;
(ii) Development of advanced composite materials with enhanced tribological properties with a comprehensive study of their structure and tribomechanical properties;
(iii) Construction of a generalized multi-level approach to the design of polymer composites, based on the solution of connected problems of structure formation and adaptive response under tribological loading.
Prof. Dr. Sergey Viktorovich Panin
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- polymer composites
- materials design
- multiscale simulation