Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Integrated Lightweight Composites and Structures with Multifunctional Properties for Engineering Application


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1Institute of Technology, Beijing, China

2Hunan University, Changsha, China

3University of Bristol, Bristol, UK


Integrated Lightweight Composites and Structures with Multifunctional Properties for Engineering Application

Description

Traditional composites, including polymer matrix composites (PMCs), metal matrix composites (MMCs), and ceramic matrix composites (CMCs), have been widely investigated for decades. Usually, lightweight characteristic is the eternal pursuit of the composites and their structures for engineering applications, in order to improve the effective load and lower the cost. Previous works simply focused on the lightweight design of composites and structures but merely focused on the functional design of composites and structures for various engineering application environments, such as high mechanical load, high-temperature, corrosion, low thermal expansion, wave absorption, wave transmitting, and vibration suppression. Therefore, how to combine the lightweight and multifunctional characteristics has attracted much attention recently.

Therefore, the integrated lightweight and multifunctional composites and structures, which mean the composites and structures, not only exhibit the lightweight behavior but also present multifunctional characteristics (e.g., load bearing, protective, ablative, heat insulated, wave absorbing and transmitting, vibration suppressing, explosion resisted, low thermal expansive, and anticorrosive). The main challenges involved in integrated lightweight and multifunctional composites and structures, such as design theory and method, fabrication technology, and characterization method, need to be specially focused on and studied.

The aim of this special issue is to publish the latest research progress and findings in the field of integrated lightweight and multifunctional composites and structures and to promote the applications of integrated lightweight and multifunctional composites and structures for engineering. The papers about the novel design theories and methods, fabrication technology and processing methods, and characterization methods are encouraged to be submitted to this special issue.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lightweight composites and structures with high load bearing capacity
  • Lightweight composites and structures with thermal protective behavior or explosion protection behavior
  • Lightweight composites and structures with wave absorbing or transmitting behavior
  • Lightweight composites and structures with low thermal expansive or negative Poisson's ratio
  • Additive manufacturing of lightweight composites and structures
  • Advanced characterization methods and equipment for lightweight composites and structures

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 9385203
  • - Editorial

Integrated Lightweight Composites and Structures with Multifunctional Properties for Engineering Application

Rujie He | Kai Wei | Bing Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 1892127
  • - Research Article

A Study on the Fundamental Quality of Magnesia-Phosphate-Formed Mortar Composites Using Superabsorbent Polymer for Development of Concrete for Biological Panel

Yun-Wang Choi | Sung-Rok Oh | ... | Jae-Heun Lee
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5685789
  • - Research Article

Undrained Dynamic Behavior of Reinforced Subgrade under Long-Term Cyclic Loading

Min Geng | Debin Wang | Peiyong Li
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6176054
  • - Review Article

Joining of Cf/SiC Ceramic Matrix Composites: A Review

Keqiang Zhang | Lu Zhang | ... | Bing Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5750607
  • - Research Article

The Bending Responses of Sandwich Panels with Aluminium Honeycomb Core and CFRP Skins Used in Electric Vehicle Body

Yong Xiao | Yefa Hu | ... | Zhaobing Liu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 3758364
  • - Research Article

Improving Electromagnetic Shielding Ability of Plaster-Based Composites by Addition of Carbon Fibers

A. Samkova | P. Kulhavy | ... | M. Petru
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7356721
  • - Research Article

Improvement of the Acoustic Attenuation of Plaster Composites by the Addition of Short-Fibre Reinforcement

P. Kulhavý | A. Samková | ... | M. Pechociakova
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 7093978
  • - Research Article

Impact Analysis of Brake Pad Backplate Structure and Friction Lining Material on Disc-Brake Noise

Gongyu Pan | Lei Chen
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 5810180
  • - Research Article

Strength and Failure Mechanism of Composite-Steel Adhesive Bond Single Lap Joints

Kai Wei | Yiwei Chen | ... | Xujing Yang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2018
  • - Article ID 6801258
  • - Research Article

Mechanical Characterization of Lightweight Foamed Concrete

Marcin Kozłowski | Marta Kadela
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