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Applied Composite Materials

Applied Composite Materials

An International Journal for the Science and Application of Composite Materials

Editor-in-Chief: Peter W.R. Beaumont

ISSN: 0929-189X (print version)
ISSN: 1573-4897 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10443

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Peter W.R. Beaumont
Dept. of Engineering, University of Cambridge, UK

Deputy Editor:

Costas Soutis, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Associate Editors:

Alan Baker, DSTO, Air Vehicles Division, Melbourne, Australia;
Klaus Friedrich, Institut f. Verbundwerkstoffe GmbH, Kaiserslautern, Germany;
Alastair Johnson, German Aerospace Center (DLR), Stuttgart, Germany;
Anoush Poursartip, Associate Editor, North America, University of British Columbia, Canada;
Marina B. Ruggles-Wrenn, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA;
Murray Scott, CRC-ACS, Australia;
Guangyong Sun, Hunan University, China;
Carl Zweben (retired), Composites and Advanced Thermal Materials, General Electric Astro Space Division, USA

Editorial Board:

David H. Allen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA; Philippe Boisse, INSA de Lyon, France; John Botsis, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland; Scott Case, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA; Robert L. Crane, Air Force Research Laboratory, Ohio, USA; Peter Davies, IFREMER, Centre de Brest, France; John Dear, Imperial College, London, UK; Hany El Kadi, American University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; Brian G. Falzon, Imperial College, London, UK; E.E. Gdoutos, Democritus University of Thrace, Xanthi, Greece; Carlos Gonzalez, Univ. Politecnica de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; D. Hui, The University of New Orleans; Endel V. Iarve, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, USA; Ivelin V. Ivanov, University of Ruse, Bulgaria; Josef Jancar, Brno University of Technology, Brno, Czech Republic; Alan J. Lesser, University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts, USA; Andrew Long, University of Nottingham, UK; Eric Martin, Universite Bordeaux, France; Sergei Mileiko, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia; Yasushi Miyano, Kanazawa Institute of Technology, Japan; George Papanicolaou, University of Patras, Greece; Ton Peijs, University of London, UK; Ryszard Pyrz, Aalborg University, Aalborg East, Denmark; Marino Quaresimin, Università di Padova, Italy; Greg A. Schoeppner, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, USA; Karl Schulte, Technical University Hamburg-Harburg, Hamburg, Germany; Damir Semenski, University of Zagreb, Croatia; Ramesh Talreja, Texas A&M University, College Station, USA; Tong-Earn Tay, National University of Singapore, Singapore; Toshio Tanimoto, Shonan Institute of Technology, Japan; Ole Thybo Thomsen, Aalborg University, Aalborg, Denmark; Janis Varna, Lulea University of Technology, Sweden; Tian-Xiang Mao, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, PPR of China; Qingda Yang, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, USA; Lin Ye, The University of Sydney, Australia

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    This International Journal is dedicated to the publication of original full-length papers, review articles and short communications of the highest quality that advance the development and application of engineering composite materials. These papers should identify problems that limit the performance and reliability of the composite material and composite part; and they should propose solutions to those problems that lead to innovation in design and the successful exploitation and commercialisation of composite materials across the widest spectrum of engineering uses.

    Papers that lead to the development and the manufacture of composite materials should focus on the quantitative descriptions of material systems and processing routes, together with a sound understanding of the physical processes and mechanisms that occur in the material during the shaping operations.

    Papers on the integration of composite selection and innovation in mechanical design should discuss issues at the micro and macro levels of structure that lead to the optimisation of composite material properties, component performance, durability and lifetime.

    Papers may include a knowledge of reactions between fibre and matrix in processing or between composite material and environment in service. Such understanding should be applied to the successful design and exploitation of the composite system and the composite component. Papers will include a knowledge of the management of time-dependent changes in microscopic and macroscopic structure and its exploitation from the material's conception through to its eventual obsolescence.
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