Special Issue "Mechanical Properties and Structure of Polymers and Polymer Composites"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Physics and Theory".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 February 2024 | Viewed by 81

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Francisco Maciel Monticeli
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Department of Aerospace Structures and Materials, Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Delft University of Technology, Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: composite materials; fatigue; fractography; Artificial Intelligence; crack propagation; process-property-structure
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Mantova Indústria de Tubos Plásticos Ltda., Caxias do Sul, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Interests: composites; creep; physical-chemistry; relaxation processes; artificial neural networks; hybrid composites
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Instituto de Pesquisas Tecnológicas (IPT), Laboratório de Estruturas Leves (LEL), Departamento de Materiais Avançados, São José dos Campos, SP, Brasil
Interests: thermoplastic composite; thermal properties; nanostroctured composites; carbon nanotubes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue "Mechanical Properties and Structure of Polymers and Polymer Composites" delves into the realm of advanced materials crucial to modern industrial applications. Polymers and polymer composites, extensively utilized across industries, offer a unique blend of versatility, durability, and design flexibility. This Special Issue spotlights the intersection of mechanical properties and structural composition, unraveling the intricate interplay between material behavior and processing techniques. Notably, the importance of process–structure–property performance demands an in-depth understanding of manufacturing variables connected to respective mechanical responses. Additionally, fractography and fracture mechanics unveil the complexities of failure mechanisms, guiding material enhancement and safety assurance. Furthermore, structural characterization techniques provide invaluable insights into micro–macro relationships, enhancing composite performance. To fully comprehend the impact of fractures on structural applications, a thorough analysis of their effects in static, fatigue, and creep phenomena is necessary. For that purpose, this Special Issue navigates the essential facets of polymers and polymer composites, catering to researchers and practitioners striving to unlock novel applications and elevate industrial standards.

Dr. Francisco Maciel Monticeli
Prof. Dr. Heitor Luiz Ornaghi Júnior
Dr. Luis Felipe Pupim dos Santos
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2700 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • polymers
  • polymer composite
  • process–structure–property
  • fractography
  • fracture mechanics
  • structural characterization
  • fracture and fatigue
  • creep
  • stress relaxation

Published Papers

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