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Advanced Composites: Microstructure, Mechanics, Manufacturing and Optimisation

Advanced composites are playing an increasingly important role in various applications – from automotive and aerospace to energy, defence and sports. The current stage of research is on development of better reinforcements and matrices, optimisation of microstructures and suggestion of sophisticated manufacturing technologies. This, together with non-trivial damage and failure processes, requires new insights into mechanics of such materials and respective manufacturing techniques. This thematic series covers various aspects of advanced composite materials, with a main focus on their microstructure, analysis and optimisation of their properties and performance as well as development of modern technological processes for them.

Edited by: Edgar Alejandro Marañon Leon, Helmut Boehm, Chaofeng Lu, Ken-Ichi Manabe

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  1. Content type: Research

    In molding of carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastics (CFRTP), resin impregnation behavior to fiber yarns is very important because higher viscosity of molten thermoplastics inhibites resin impregnation to the ...

    Authors: Shota Kazano, Toshiko Osada, Satoshi Kobayashi and Ken Goto

    Citation: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2018 4:6

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  2. Content type: Research

    The time-temperature superposition principle (TTSP) is often used to estimate the viscoelastic behavior of polymers. It can also be used to evaluate the influence of a given variable, or set of variables, on v...

    Authors: Takenobu Sakai, Yuto Hirai and Satoshi Somiya

    Citation: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2018 4:5

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  3. Content type: Research

    Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) laminates have properties, which are highly dependent on the ply fiber orientations and which can be designed for optimum laminate performance. The purpose of this study is to in...

    Authors: M.J. Mohammad Fikry, Shinji Ogihara and Vladimir Vinogradov

    Citation: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Modern Processes 2018 4:3

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