Recent Progress in Materials is an international peer-reviewed Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. This periodical is devoted to publishing high-quality papers that describe the most significant and cutting-edge research in all areas of Materials. Its aim is to provide timely, authoritative introductions to current thinking, developments and research in carefully selected topics. Also, it aims to enhance the international exchange of scientific activities in materials science and technology.
Recent Progress in Materials publishes original high quality experimental and theoretical papers and reviews on basic and applied research in the field of materials science and engineering, with focus on synthesis, processing, constitution, and properties of all classes of materials. Particular emphasis is placed on microstructural design, phase relations, computational thermodynamics, and kinetics at the nano to macro scale. Contributions may also focus on progress in advanced characterization techniques.          

Main research areas include (but are not limited to):
Characterization & Evaluation of Materials
Metallic materials 
Inorganic nonmetallic materials 
Composite materials
Polymer Materials
Biomaterials
Sustainable Materials and Technologies
Special types of Materials
Macro-, micro- and nano structure of materials
Environmental interactions, process modeling
Novel applications of materials

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 13 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in 2021, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2022  Archive: 2021 2020 2019

Special Issue

Mechanical Properties and Failure Behaviour of Polymer Fibre-Reinforced Composites

Submission Deadline: July 15, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

James Njuguna, Ph.D., Professor

Advanced Materials Research Group, School of Engineering, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, United Kingdom; National Subsea Centre, Aberdeen, UK

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Research Interests: Composite Materials; Automotive Materials; Polymer Nanocomposites; Structural Materials; Safety Materials and Structures; Impact and Ballistic resistance performance

About This Topic

Polymer fibre-reinforced composites continue to dominate lightweight constructions and findings application from sectors such as automotive, utility, construction, oil and gas and renewable energy. In recent years, manufacturing process has also improved through automation and now include 3D manufacturing technologies. The evaluation of mechanical properties and performance is the baseline criteria for these materials applications. This special issue will cover mechanical and thermos-mechanical properties, components testing and characterization, modelling and simulation, manufacturing process impact on functional properties, failure analysis, damage characterization, defects and applications of polymer fibre-reinforced composites.

Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online at http://www.lidsen.com/account-login by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Guidelines for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts are available on the Instructions for Authors page. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere. All manuscripts are refereed through a peer-review process. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. If you have any questions, please feel free to inquire the editorial office at rpm@lidsen.com.

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