Special Issue "Synergy Effects in Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Polymers and Polymer Composites"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (18 February 2022) | Viewed by 16234
Interests: polymer composites; wear resistance; multiscale design; physical mesomechanics; mechanical properties
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The philosophy of polymer material development for structural and functional applications is determined by the cyclical nature of scientific and technological advances in the field of chemistry, mechanics, and the materials science of polymers, etc. The emergence of fundamentally new polymer matrices opens up new application areas for such materials, while the loading of various types of fillers and modifiers (as well as the development of new methods for combining/compounding/processing of composites) makes it possible to multiply the physical-mechanical properties or impart upon them new functional properties.
However, the gain from the loading of reinforcing particles/fibers or the functionalization of fillers (including deposition of nanoobjects) is usually determined by the additivity principle. Meanwhile, of greater scientific and practical interest is the possibility of a multiple increase in properties when the loaded modifiers/fillers exert a so-called synergistic effect. Such phenomena are not often observed and cannot always be predicted or modeled. However, the possibility of achieving such a synergy opens up broad prospects for the use of such polymer materials and their composites.
As part of the announced Special Issue “Synergy Effects in Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Polymers and Polymer Composites”, authors of original scientific papers are invited to i) discuss the possibility of achieving such synergistic effects, ii) explain the principles of their occurrence and long-term maintenance, iii) illustrate the possibility of their practical application, and iv) model similar processes within the framework of classical or interdisciplinary approaches.
Prof. Dr. Sergey V. Panin
Manuscript Submission Information
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- polymer composite
- synergy effect
- multiscale design
- wear resistance
- stress redistribution
- multicomponent mixture
- mechanical properties