Advances in Materials Science and Engineering

Advanced Composites with Natural Reinforcement


Publishing date
14 Feb 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
27 Sep 2013

Lead Editor

1Department of Applied Physics, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

3Department of Civil Engineering, Curtin University, GPO Box U1987, Perth, WA 6845, Australia

4Centre of Excellence in Engineered Fibre Composites, University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, QLD 4350, Australia

5School of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia


Advanced Composites with Natural Reinforcement

Description

There is a growing interest in the use of natural fillers obtained from renewable sources to design environmentally friendly composite materials based on the “cradle to grave” approach. The impetus for this initiative is mainly due to new global environmental regulations, societal concerns, and rapid growth of environmental awareness. This effect is greatly accentuated within the composites industry, which uses large amounts of petroleum-based polymers and synthetic fillers. Generally, natural reinforcements cannot compete with their synthetic counterparts, but they may offer interesting functional or structural properties when used in applications where high mechanical performance is not required. Furthermore, natural reinforcements are not as abrasive and expensive as synthetic alternatives and thus natural fibres and fillers such as sisal, coir, basalt, hemp, flax, and wool may be a good choice for the reinforcement of polymeric and inorganic matrices in composite materials.

We welcome manuscripts that investigate the most recent advances in this field, with particular emphasis on material characterization and processing-structure-property relationships. The topics to be covered include, but are not limited to:

  • Polymer composites reinforced with natural fibres and fillers
  • Geopolymer composites reinforced with natural fibres and fillers
  • Composite materials reinforced with natural nano- or microfillers
  • Ceramic composites reinforced with natural fibres and fillers
  • Natural reinforcement advanced composites
  • Modification of the fiber surface for the optimization of mechanical properties
  • Processing of natural, renewable, and biodegradable reinforcements

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/amse/guidelines/. Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at http://mts.hindawi.com/submit/journals/amse/acnr/ according to the following timetable:


Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 376351
  • - Editorial

Advanced Composites with Natural Reinforcement

Jim Low | Ian J. Davies | ... | Hazizan Md Akil
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 435260
  • - Research Article

Investigation of Mechanical and Structural Properties of Blend Lignin-PMMA

Koray Soygun | Selçuk Şimşek | ... | Giray Bolayır
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 394656
  • - Research Article

Effect of Zeolite Modification via Cationic Exchange Method on Mechanical, Thermal, and Morphological Properties of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate/Zeolite Composites

N. D. Zaharri | N. Othman | Z. A. Mohd Ishak
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 128158
  • - Research Article

Pretreatment of Woven Jute FRP Composite and Its Use in Strengthening of Reinforced Concrete Beams in Flexure

Tara Sen | H. N. Jagannatha Reddy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 167105
  • - Research Article

Efficacy of Thermally Conditioned Sisal FRP Composite on the Shear Characteristics of Reinforced Concrete Beams

Tara Sen | H. N. Jagannatha Reddy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 932636
  • - Research Article

Nanofibre Electrospinning Poly(vinyl alcohol) and Cellulose Composite Mats Obtained by Use of a Cylindrical Electrode

Anna Sutka | Silvija Kukle | ... | Jolanta Malašauskienė
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 941617
  • - Research Article

Improvement of Mechanical Properties of Noil Hemp Fiber Reinforced Polypropylene Composites by Resin Modification and Fiber Treatment

Zili Yan | Jianchun Zhang | ... | Hao Wang
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