Discontinuous Fiber Composites, Volume II
Osswald, Tim (editor)
Kuhn, Christoph (editor)
Discontinuous fiber-reinforced polymers have gained importance in transportation industries due to their outstanding material properties, lower manufacturing costs and superior lightweight characteristics. One of the most attractive attributes of discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites is the ease with which they can be manufactured in large numbers, using injection and compression molding processes. The main aim of this Special Issue is to collect various investigations focused on the processing of discontinuous fiber-reinforced composites and the effect that processing has on fiber orientation, fiber length and fiber density distributions throughout the final product. Papers presenting investigations on the effect that fiber configurations have on the mechanical properties of the final composite products and materials were welcome in the Special Issue. Researchers who model and simulate processes involving discontinuous fiber composites as well as those performing experimental studies involving these composites were welcomed to submit papers. The authors were encouraged to present new models, constitutive laws, and measuring and monitoring techniques to provide a complete framework on these groundbreaking materials and to facilitate their use in different engineering applications.
Keywordsfiber reinforced plastics; long fiber reinforced thermoplastics (LFT); sliding plate rheometer; fiber microstructure; fiber orientation; direct fiber simulation; mechanistic model; fiber reinforced thermoplastics; modeling; short fiber reinforcement; process simulation; smoothed particle hydrodynamics; composite foams; closed cells; image processing; finite element analysis; polymer composites; long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics (LFTs); core region; shell region; fiber length distribution (FLD); selective laser sintering; recoating; PA6; polyamide; glass; fibres; beads; orientation; recoating speed; layer thickness; energy density; pARD-RSC; short fiber reinforced; mechanistic modelling; Carbon nanotubes; CNTs; nanocomposites; electrical resistivity; conductivity; electric fields; computational modelling; compression moulding; moulding compounds; optimisation; wet laid; isotropic; tensile; carbon fiber; discontinuous; recycling; hybrid composites; polymer-matrix composites (PMCs); thermotropic liquid crystalline polymer; glass fibers; long fiber reinforced plastics; fiber breakage; fiber length; additive tooling; additive manufacturing; rapid tooling; injection molding; polypropylene; long-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics; fiber concentration; stereolithography; carbon fiber recycling; lightweight design; long fiber-reinforced thermoplastics; parameter-optimization; injection molding compounding; long fiber reinforced thermoplastics; fiber orientation models; calibration; discontinuous fiber composites (DFC); compression molding; sheet molding compound (SMC); carbon fiber sheet molding compound (CF-SMC); randomly oriented strands (ROS); computed tomography (CT); direct fiber simulation (DFS); prepreg platelet molding compound (PPMC); tow-based discontinuous composite (TBDC); plastics processing; composites; glass fiber; sheet molding compound; long fiber; fiber content; n/a
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Publication date and placeBasel, Switzerland, 2021
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