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Advanced Composites Letters: Special Collection on Advanced Composites in Aviation

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To have your paper included, submit by August 31, 2019

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Composite materials have been widely utilized in aviation due to their advanced strength and thermal properties as well as lower weight. This Special Collection aims to collect recent studies that investigate the manufacturing and mechanical aspects of advanced composites in aviation. Recent methodologies in composite production and different testing techniques for the structural response of composites are invited to represent current composite technology in aviation.

The manufacturing stage of composites is sometimes compelling since product properties are heavily dependent on manufacturing conditions. Manufacturing defects such as delamination, debonding, misalignment, porosity, voids etc. directly affect the structural health of products and therefore, flight safety is jeopardized during the service life of the products. To understand the root cause of defects in manufacturing, studies on non-destructive testing methods in aviation composites are also welcome.

Analytical, numerical or experimental approaches are invited however, numerical contributions with experimental verification are encouraged to provide the validation of numerical models.

Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  • Manufacturing methods
  • Structural testing
  • Dynamic response of composites
  • Vibration attenuation in composites
  • Functional composites
  • Smart materials
  • Analytical, numerical or experimental analysis
  • Functionally graded materials
  • Fibrous composites
  • Nano-composites
  • Carbon fiber composites
  • Textile based composites

Manuscripts submitted to this Special Collection will be peer-reviewed before publication.

Deadline for submissions: 31 August 2019

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Lead Guest Editor

Prof. Dr. Melih Cemal Kuşhan, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey

Melih Cemal Kuşhan is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. He received his M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Anadolu University and Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Eskişehir Osmangazi University. He has international collaborative studies with the University of Wollongong and James Cook University, Australia. His research area is materials science in defense and aerospace industry. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 research and conference papers. He has authored a book and co-authored three book chapters in international books on aviation, and has completed two international book projects as an Editor. He has contributed to several industrial and research studies in collaboration with aerospace organizations such as Turkish Air Force, Alp Aviation and TUSAŞ Engine Industry (TEI) a joint venture of General Electric (GE). He is a member of the national aviation cluster in Eskişehir, Turkey and works as a consultant and an auditor for many companies.

Guest Editors

Asst. Prof. Dr. Selim Gürgen, Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey

Selim Gürgen is an Assistant Professor at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Eskişehir, Turkey. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from Gazi University and Middle East Technical University respectively. His Ph.D. degree is in Mechanical Engineering from Eskişehir Osmangazi University. He visited the University of Wollongong, Australia for a project on smart materials and has worked as a Researcher in the School of Transportation, Anadolu University for four years. Prior to his academic life, he worked as a Manufacturing Engineer in a joint venture of KMWE-Dutch Aero, the Netherlands for three years. He has contributed to several industrial and research projects in collaboration with major organizations such as Fiat Automotive Industry, Turkish Air Force and the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK). He has many publications in refereed international journals and conferences and has co-authored a book and a book chapter on aviation. He holds a Research Priority Area Grant (from TÜBİTAK, 2015), Publication Performance Award (from Anadolu University, 2017-2018) and Polytex Award (from International R&D Project Summit, 2018). His research focus is materials science, in particular smart fluids and their applications in composite structures.

Asst. Prof. Dr. Marcos Rodríguez-Millán, Carlos III University of Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Marcos Rodríguez-Millán is an Assistant Professor at Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain. To date, his scientific results have been disseminated in 23 articles in JCR-ranked journals, 17 international congresses and 2 book chapters. His research has been continuously funded through 5 competitive national and regional plan projects and 2 European projects. He has collaborated with the aeronautical sector and the defense and security sector, with 7 research projects financed by different companies (AIRBUS, AERNOVA, FECSA).