DOI: 10.3390/polym16010002 ISSN: 2073-4360

Advancements in Fiber-Reinforced Polymer Composites: A Comprehensive Analysis

Alin Diniță, Razvan George Ripeanu, Costin Nicolae Ilincă, Diana Cursaru, Dănuța Matei, Ramadan Ibrahim Naim, Maria Tănase, Alexandra Ileana Portoacă
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • General Chemistry

Composites made from fiber-reinforced polymers (FRPs) are a crucial and highly adaptable category of materials widely utilized in numerous fields. Their flexibility and the range of criteria for classification enable the creation of tailored solutions to address distinct requirements in sectors such as civil engineering, aerospace, automotive, and marine, among others. The distinguishing characteristics of FRP composites include the type of reinforcing fiber used, the composition of the matrix material, the employed manufacturing process, the orientation of the fibers, and the specific end-use application. These classification variables offer engineers a versatile structure to determine and select the most appropriate materials and production techniques for their specific needs. Furthermore, the present study aims to reunite the criteria of classification for FRPs and specific manufacturing technologies of FRPs, such as conventional ones (matched die molding, contact molding), automated ones (filament winding, tape lay-up, and fiber placement), and advanced ones (electrospinning and additive manufacturing),with the chronological development of FRPs, insights on material characteristics, and comprehensive design guidelines based on their behavior in different environments of use.

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