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Functional Composites meet Sustainability: papers from ECCM20

Edited by Nektaria-Marianthi Barkoula (University of Ioannina, Greece), Kunal Masania (TU Delft, Netherlands), Frank Clemens, (Empa, Switzerland), Véronique Michaud (EPFL, Switzerland)

New Content ItemThe 20th European Conference on Composite Materials (ECCM20) collaborates with Functional Composite Materials to publish a special collection of research work presented at ECCM20 in Lausanne, Switzerland. The overall theme of the collection is “functional composites meet sustainability” to follow the highlight of the conference in 2022.

Articles will undergo all of the journal's standard peer review and editorial processes outlined in its submission guidelines

  1. Sheet Moulding Compound (SMC) based composites have a large potential in industrial contexts due to the possibility of achieving comparatively short manufacturing times. It is however necessary to be able to n...

    Authors: Gustaf Alnersson, Erik Lejon, Hana Zrida, Yvonne Aitomäki, Anna-Lena Ljung and T. Staffan Lundström
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:11
  2. Graphene enhanced thermoplastic composites offer the possibility of conductive aerospace structures suitable for applications from electrostatic dissipation, to lightning strike protection and heat dissipation...

    Authors: Christopher Leow, Peter B. Kreider, Silvano Sommacal, Christian Notthoff, Patrick Kluth and Paul Compston
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:7
  3. Epoxy is widely used material, but epoxy has limitations in terms of brittleness in failure, and thus researchers explore toughening and strengthening options such as adding a second phase or using electromagn...

    Authors: Raghvendra Kumar Mishra, Danning Li, Iva Chianella, Saurav Goel, Saeid Lotfian and Hamed Yazdani Nezhad
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:6
  4. Drone technology is widely available and is rapidly becoming a crucial instrument in the functions of businesses and government agencies worldwide. The demand for delivery services is accelerating particularly...

    Authors: Sinéad Mitchell, Juliana Steinbach, Tomás Flanagan, Pouyan Ghabezi, Noel Harrison, Simon O’Reilly, Stephen Killian and William Finnegan
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:4
  5. A study on electrical conduction of carbon/epoxy laminates has so far been conducted in an ad hoc nature without a standardised method, involving many extrinsic factors. How these factors affect electrical con...

    Authors: Gang Zhou, Ewa Mikinka, Xujin Bao and Weiwei Sun
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:3
  6. The presented work collects results from the evaluation of electrical response to mechanical deformation and formation of defects presented by different polymeric based composite materials with potential for a...

    Authors: Olalla Sanchez-Sobrado, Daniel Rodriguez, Ricardo Losada and Elena Rodriguez
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2023 4:2
  7. Self-healing materials can increase the lifetime of products and improve their sustainability. However, the detection of damage in an early stage is essential to avoid damage progression and ensure a successfu...

    Authors: Antonia Georgopoulou, Henry Korhonen, Anton W. Bosman and Frank Clemens
    Citation: Functional Composite Materials 2022 3:9