Special Issue on: "Composite Materials: Fabrication, Engineering and Applications"
Prof. J. Paulo Davim, University of Aveiro, Portugal
Currently, it is possible to define composite materials as “engineered materials made from two or more constituent materials with significantly different physical or chemical properties which remain separate and distinct on a macroscopic level within the finished structure“. Recently, the use of advanced composites has been augmented in numerous areas of science and technology due to their exceptional mechanical and physical properties. Therefore, composites have the potential to substitute conventional materials in several fields of application such as automotive, biomedical, aeronautical and aerospace as well as in other areas in advanced industries.
We welcome the submission of high-quality research articles with experimental and computational developments applied in composite materials: fabrication, engineering and applications are welcome.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Polymeric matrix composites
- Metal matrix composites
- Ceramic matrix composites
- Biomedical composites
- Structural composites
- Hybrid composites
- Green composites
- Functional composites
- Smart composites
- Wood composites
Notes for Prospective Authors
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page.
If you have any queries concerning this special issue, please email the Guest Editor Prof. J. Paulo Davim at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manuscripts due by: 31 July, 2017
Notification to authors: 31 October, 2017
Final versions due by: 31 December, 2017