Special Issue "Modeling and Simulation of Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2024 | Viewed by 4836
Interests: polymer modeling; self-consistent field theory; glass transition; polymer composites
Polymer composites are multicomponent materials in which the major component (“matrix”) is a polymer and one or more additional components (“fillers”) are used to modify the matrix properties (stiffness, strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, gas permeability, and many others). Today, polymer composites (including nanocomposites, which have sub-100 nm particles as fillers) are widely used in many industries (transportation, gas separations, building and construction, packaging, etc.). Modeling, theory, and simulation are critical to the formulation design of polymer composites. For this Special Issue, we would like to invite contributions on various aspects of polymer composite modeling, from atomistic to mesoscale applications to continuum simulations, as well as AI/ML and other data-driven approaches. We are looking for papers describing the prediction of specific properties (modulus, strength, glass-transition temperature and local mobility, thermal and electrical conductivity, gas permeability and selectivity, adhesion, friction, viscosity, filler dispersion, etc.) as well as material designs for specific applications (adhesives, tires, packaging films, gas separation membranes, etc.). Both original articles and review papers are welcome.
Dr. Valeriy V. Ginzburg
Dr. Alexey V. Lyulin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer composites
- mechanical properties
- physical properties