Materials Science: Advanced Composite Materials

ISSN: 2529-7783 (Online)

Journal Abbreviation: Mater Sci Adv Compos Mater

Publication Frequency: irregular

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Publishing Model: Open Access

Journal no: 23P

About the Journal

Materials Science: Advanced Composite Materials is an international Open Access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles related to all areas of composite materials.

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Original Research Articles

Prashant Rawat 1, K. K. Singh 2, B. N. Tripathi 1
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This paper examines the mechanical performance of eight-layered GFRP laminate embedded with short carbon fibers (SCF). Eight layered GFRP samples are prepared using press molding machine at 40 KN pressure. Notched samples (1 mm deep) at specific position from the center are tested, the doping of SCF is done to evaluate the improvement in mechanical properties using reinforcement at three different proportions 0, 1, 2 and 5 wt.%. The GFRP samples are prepared as per ASTM D2344 and ASTM D7264 for short beam strength (SBS) and flexural and respectively. Samples are tested using Hounsfield HK-50 universal testing machine (UTM) with 50KN capacity at room atmospheric conditions. Results of the experimental analysis justified that the improvement in mechanical properties with increase in doping percentage of SCF while at highest doping value i.e. 5 wt.% mechanical properties reduced.
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Original Research Articles

Jie Zhao 1,2, Wenjun Wang 1,2, Ruijia Wang 1,2, Jianlei Cui 1,2
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A 3.5 mm thick SiCf/SiC material was drilled in air environment using a femtosecond laser filament effect. The surface morphology of deep micropores was observed by scanning electron microscopy and the depth and profile of the pores were observed using μm-CT. The variation of entrance diameter, exit diameter and depth variation with laser focus position and processing time was further analyzed. The results showed that as the processing time of femtosecond laser increases, the ablation threshold of the material reached saturation. The exit and entrance diameter also stopped increasing and the aperture tend to saturate. The focus entered the interior of the material, allowing the location of the peak power near the surface of the material. So the entrance aperture was of good quality and the exit aperture was round.
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Original Research Articles

Afreen Usmani 1, Pragyandip P Dash 2, Anuradha Mishra 1
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An important reason for investigation using plants for nanotechnological research is due to their easy availability as well as applications in various ailments. Silver nanoformulation can be synthesized using whole plant extract or bioactive of that particular plant. In addition, plant extracts or bioactive of the plant may act both as reducing agents and stabilizing agents in the synthesis process of nanoformulation. The therapeutic effect of plant extract is hindered because of its instability, poor solubility, and low bioavailability. So, nowadays, researches have been carried out for improving all these properties including sustainability through silver nanotechnological approach. The major advantage of green synthesis using plant extracts is that, organic solvents and other excipients are not used because the plant phytochemicals are involved directly in the reduction of the ions and formation of silver nanoparticles. The present review provides an updated knowledge on mechanism of green synthesis of silver nanoparticle and their mechanism of action as antibacterial and anticancer activities.
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Original Research Articles

Sergii GUZII 1, Pavel KRIVENKO 1
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Load-bearing metal structures working in atmospheric conditions are exposed to corrosion. Known-in-the art paint-and-lacquer protective coatings can provide protection of metal for rather short period of time (5…10 years). These structures can be effectively protected by more advanced coatings of new generation, namely: alkaline aluminosilicate binder-based coatings of barrier type. These binders differ from the known-in-the-art binding materials by formation in their hydration products of zeolite-like minerals and feldspathoids. The paper discusses principles laid down in formulating the binder composition in the (хК, уNa)2OAl2O3nSiO2mH2O system, target synthesis of hydration products of the binder matrix under influence of dynamic of the binder matrix in cavitation, optimal parameter order to synthesis of cavitation treatment aimed at nanostructuring of zeolite-like and hydromica phases after solidification. These coatings exhibit high corrosion resistance, high adhesion to metal substrate and durability results of restoration works that had been carried out in December 2010 of the Big Bell Tower of the Kiev Petchersk Lavra in order to protect corroded metal surfaces by applying the aluminosilicate binder-based coatings, the major constituent (binder) of which was represented by (0.72Na2O+0.28K2O)1.5Al2O3(4.56)SiO217.5H2O are discussed in details. In 2016, after 6 years of service in high humidity conditions and other aggressive exposures, the coated metal structures were examined and no sign of corrosion of metal substrate and damage of the applied coating was found.
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Original Research Articles

SEDEF CAKIR 1, MUHAMMED AYCICEK 1, EDIZ ALTUN 2, Akin Akinci 1
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In this study, Polypropylene (PP) foam materials were used with injection parameters such as melting, molding and injection temperatures. To produce foam materials, chemical foaming agents were used, and added to polymer materials as 1wt.%, 1.5wt.%, 2wt.%, 2.5wt.%, 3wt.%. The mechanical properties of foam samples were determined based on the parameters. Cell morphology characterization such as cell diameter, cell count, skin layer thickness and cell density, and mechanical properties such as tensile and impact strength of polymer foams were examined.
Generally, the closed-cell foam structure was obtained. The most important parameters affecting the cell morphology have been injection pressure, melt temperature and amount of foaming agent. With increasing the amount of foaming agent, cell density increased, foam density and mechanical properties decreased.

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Original Research Articles

Ding Hualun
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This paper chooses magnesium as the matrix of composite materials, selects carbon fi ber as reinforcement, and
designs the composite scheme according to the structure and performance of Mg-based composites. The performance
characteristics and application prospect of fiber-reinforced magnesium matrix composites are introduced. Wait. In
this paper, the process of preparing carbon fi ber magnesium matrix composites by compression casting method and
spray deposition method is designed. The process fl ow chart of these two design schemes is determined by analyzing
the principle of these two kinds of preparation methods, and the specifi c problems of the process are analyzed and
summarized.

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Original Research Articles

Tian Xiangrong
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This paper introduces the performance and preparation technology and forming technology of particle reinforced
aluminum matrix composites. The application status of particle reinforced aluminum matrix composites is illustrated,
and its development prospect is pointed out.

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Original Research Articles

Yu Zhiyuan
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Carbon fi ber reinforced polymer matrix composites have been the focus of research. As the most widely used epoxy
resin in all matrix materials, it is also the most studied. In this paper, the modification of TDE-85 epoxy resin, the
curing properties of curing agent and the preparation method of prepreg were reviewed. The progress and application
of carbon fi ber reinforced epoxy resin composites at home and abroad were reviewed, made carbon fi ber / epoxy resin
composite materials in the automotive fuel cell application prospects.

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Original Research Articles

Ma Jinsheng
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This paper analyzes the technical and demand problems of the current automotive and aviation engines, and
introduces the applications of carbon fiber reinforced metal matrix composites and resin matrix composites in the
piston and connecting rods of automobile engines. Composite materials and ceramic matrix composites on civil
aircraft engines, as well as composite materials and composites in military aerospace engines (solid rocket motors and
transcendental ramjet) applications, and some of the composite materials The application raises key questions and
suggestions.

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Original Research Articles

Tang Zhijin
28 Views, 37 PDF Downloads

In recent years, a variety of composite materials preparation technology has been updated, from ceramic matrix
composites, metal matrix composites to polymer matrix composites, a variety of preparation techniques have been
greatly improved, making the composite properties and applications signifi cantly improved. This paper reviews several
important preparation methods and applications of ceramic matrix composites, metal matrix composites and polymer
matrix composites.

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Indexing and Archiving

Materials Science: Advanced Composite Materials (MSACM) aims to be indexed by world-recognized databases, for example, PubMed, Scopus and Science Citation Index (SCI). MSACM has been indexed and archived by several databases:

Editorial Board

 

Editorial Board

Luke Eduardo, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Karlstad Advanced Structures and Composites Center, Karlstad, Sweden
Julian Elias, Mechanical Engineering Department, Northwestern Polytechnical Alliance, Houston, TX, USA
Charles Preston, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Key Laboratory of Molecular Engineering of Polymers, Enschede, The Netherlands
Ayden Trevor, Department of Computer Science, Research Council of Polymers, Composites and Biomaterials, Durban, South Africa
Timothy Edwin, Department of Polymer Engineering and Science, Laboratory for High Efficient Composite Processing, Brighton, UK

Focus and Scope

Materials Science: Advanced Composite Materials is an international Open Access journal that publishes original research articles and review articles related to all areas of composite materials. Materials Science: Advanced Composite Materials focuses on:

  • Computational mechanics
  • Durability of composite materials
  • Failure tests
  • Fiber
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Imaging/Spectroscopy
  • Impact testing
  • Modeling
  • Nanomaterials
  • Processing technology
  • Stress corrosion testing
  • Structural analysis
  • Surface treatment
  • Thermal analysis
  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermosets
  • Thin film sensors

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    Halpern SD, Ubel PA. Solid-organ transplantation in HIV-infected patients. The New England Journal of Medicine 2002 Jul 25;347(4):284-7.

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    Rose ME, Huerbin MB, Melick J, et al. Regulation of interstitial excitatory amino acid concentrations after cortical contusion injury. Brain Research 2002;935(1-2):40-6.

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    Jackson D, Firtko A and Edenborough M. Personal resilience as a strategy for surviving and thriving in the face of workplace adversity: A literature review. Journal of Advanced Nursing 2007; 60(1):1–9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2648.2007.04412.x.

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    Hargreave M, Jensen A, Nielsen TSS, et al. Maternal use of fertility drugs and risk of cancer in children—A nationwide population-based cohort study in Denmark. International Journal of Cancer 2015; 136(8): 1931–1939. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ijc.29235.

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