Category : Special Issue
Fiber-reinforced nanocomposites can be achieved through two ways:
(i) by using nano-fibers to reinforce composite, and
(ii) by incorporation of nanomaterials into fiber-reinforced composites.
Nano-fibers can offer many advantages over other nano-reinforcements, due to their continuity and dual nano-macro roles. Nano-fiber reinforced composites have been mainly used in construction and biomedical applications.
Regarding the fiber-reinforced composites, they have been widely used nowadays for various high-performance applications, such as automobile, aerospace, transportation, construction, sporting goods. They can be used for replacing the metallic components, especially in automobile and aerospace industries. Their unique properties can be achieved by embedding the high strength fibers in matrices. Due to the mismatch (in structure, density, strain, thermal expansion coefficients…) between matrix and fibers, their thermo-mechanical properties thus strongly depend not only on the preparative methods, but also on the interaction between reinforcing phase and matrix phase. Recently, multiscale (hierarchical) fiber-reinforced nanocomposites have been developed by using two different reinforcements: fibres at microscale and nanofillers (nanomaterials) at nanoscale. By the presence of nanofillers in the matrix (ie. nanocomposite matrix), the stiffness, strength and thermal properties of composite can be significantly improved.
This special issue aims to emphasize the fundamental concepts and promising applications of fibre-reinforced nanocomposites in automobile, aerospace, transportation, construction, sporting goods and biomedical applications...
We sincerely invite research papers, reviews, short communication and case reports addressing these issues.
Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:
Fiber-reinforced polymer-matrix nanocomposites
Fiber-reinforced metal-matrix nanocomposites
Fiber-reinforced ceramic-matrix nanocomposites
Fiber -reinforced nanoconcretes
Tuan Anh Nguyen, Institute for Tropical Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Hanoi, Vietnam; firstname.lastname@example.org
Baoguo Han, School of Civil Engineering, Dalian University of Technology, Liaoning, China; email@example.com
Saeid Kakooei, Mechanical Engineering Department, Universiti Teknologi Petronas, Perak Darul Ridzuan, Malaysia; firstname.lastname@example.org